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MARINDA AND LUASOL
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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RECORDS: White Noise Intermission (2007)
BAND: Marinda (Vocals, songwriter)
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ARTIST'S BIO
Marinda has brought a dynamic new characteristic to the familiar phrasing of the jazz/blues vocalist: she is not afraid to push the boundaries. Having established herself as a spoken word performer, winning the CBC poetry face-off in 2003 , she began a music project entitled ‘Feral Bliss’ in collaboration with producer Dammien Alexander. Her CD ‘White Noise Intermission’ blends electronic and live instrumentation with a distinctive approach to melody and harmony that lends itself to her unique style, concocting a bittersweet lamentation to love and life.

In 2005, Marinda spent six months in West Africa, studying African History at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar Senegal. Enjoying the thriving music scene that this port city had to offer, she met many musicians there and began to consider a music career of her own. A few months later, she traveled to N’zerekore Guinea to facilitate creative writing workshops with Liberian refugee high school students. On her way back to Senegal, she became sick with Malaria, and it was during this pinnacle point in her life that she decided that if she survived, she would dedicate her life to music.

Since 2006, Marinda’s music has been played on national radio as well as in England, Germany and online radio. Marinda has had significant media attention and feature songs on three compilation CD’s in addition to the full-length album ‘Feral Bliss: White Noise Intermission’. The culmination of the Feral Bliss project was a tour of the Canadian east coast as well as performances in Toronto, Montreal, and Europe. Her live performances are worthy of the critical acclaim they receive, taking us back to the intimate atmosphere of the jazz club, projected onto a broader stage; negotiating what’s been, with what’s to come. Preparing to embark on a new chapter along her creative path, Marinda continues to experiment with progressive sonic ideas and to reinforce her artistry. She is based in Toronto and is working with talented musicians, fusing her eclectic sound with bossa-nova, classical jazz and soulful funky grooves.