Meaford Independent: Words Aloud Festival Poets Inspire Meaford 

The headliner, the irrepressible Janice Jo Lee, performed to a sold out crowd who hung on her every word. The audience was entirely engaged; the poet entertained, made folks laugh but also challenged the audience to think and consider other points of view, one of the purposes of a good piece of art.


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The Words Aloud Poetry Festival was back up and running, stronger than ever, after a three-year pandemic…

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Roots Music Canada Feature: Janice Jo Lee’s new album is a triumph over burnout; See her out west this month! 

Benjamin Ralph November 4, 2023   Janice Jo Lee.


Scroll to the end of this story for Janice’s western Canadian tour dates!

Janice Jo Lee’s latest album, Ancestor Song, is a light at the end of a seven-year tunnel as Janice returns from what she calls “spiritual destruction.”

The album, released Wedneaday, is Janice’s third.

Its predecessor, Sing Hey, was released in 2016 on, “a broken spirit and no resources.”

The track order of Ancestor Song mirrors the trajectory of Janet’s triumphant…

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U of Regina: MAP Artist Talk Presentation 

Nov 6, 2023

Artist Talk Presentation – Faculty of Media, Arts and Performance - Art Work and Activism


Title: Art as Work and Art as Activism

When: Nov. 6, noon-1pm, University Theatre, Riddell Centre

Why do you make your art? How does your art interact with your community? What are the concrete skills an artist needs to make a living in this cultural ecology?

In this artist talk, Janice Jo Lee will share her journey in figuring out how to be a professional artist-activist after…

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This Panorama Goes On 

Jan 24 2022 – Hello Visitor! This worldwide late-stage capitalism eco-human catastrophe continues. After a necessary and inevitable existential crisis at the turn of the year – wondering if I’ll ever perform regularly for a live audience again – I’m back on the virtual stage. Eyyy.

I am finally taking advantage of being a member of the League of Canadian Poets by doing classroom visits to kick off the year. I’ve been spending lots of time building new anti-oppression related workshops. This part of my…

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Lullabies for End Times NYE Show 

Friday December 31, 2021, 8-10 PM ET
A Virtual New Year’s Eve Concert with Janice Jo Lee
BUY TICKETS $0/6/10/20

Are YOU feeling existential? Worried about the PLANET? Your job? Your safety?
Are YOU missing your community? Worried about racists, anti-vaxxers and inflation??

From the safety of your own home, let’s commiserate together.
Get your jammies on, grab all your leftover holiday treats and get cozy for a concert live from…

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Halloqueer In-Person Concert Oct 31 2021 

Join us this Halloween for a live concert with none other than Janice Jo Lee! Come ready for a costume contest, photo booth, Together We’re Bitter (TWB) Beer and other non-alcoholic drinks, Four All Ice Cream, Lenjo Bakes, free hot drinks, and LIVE MUSIC!

In order to attend in person or online, you must register at the ticket link. All in-person events will require proof of vaccination. Online ticket registration ends 1 hour before the event.This is the closing event for Rainbow Reel’s 21st annual…

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April 14 2021 – I’m recording! 

My musical satire Will You Be My Friend premieres as a radio play Sunday April 25th on Midtown Radio KW. My director Matt White of Green Light Arts has been working with me via video as we work through the recording. It’s been very interesting to revisit this show about the challenges of loving white people when they are unwittingly racist. Haha. Check it out.

Also extremely pleased to announce my longtime in the works album Ancestor Song, has successfully secured funding support from the Ontario…

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