Alysha Brilla is a 3X Juno Award nominated artist and music producer currently working on her fifth self-produced full length record, ‘The Body’; blending global roots sounds with expansive lyrical themes and meditative undertones.
Brilla’s music, blogs and spirituality are inspired by growing up with parents from two different cultural and religious backgrounds; a Muslim Indo-Tanzanian father who immigrated to Canada and a Christian European Settler-Canadian mother. Raised in Brampton, Ontario, Brilla’s rocky adolescence and intersecting cultural influences encouraged a reflective and existentially dissatisfied mind needing to channel thoughts and feelings. Writing became a haven for the young artist. Brilla would skip school to sit by the creek and fill journals with questions, insights and eventually, songs. The spiritual traditions and energies passed down through her Dadima have swirled their way around Indian and African rhythms into acoustic echoes of intimate storytelling of her soul, itself.
Brilla has performed internationally including across Australia, Singapore, Tanzania and Chile. In addition to live performances of music, Brilla has conducted arts education workshops in schools for the past ten years; promoting storytelling through music and mentoring in self-expression through the arts with a focus on developing skills in songwriting and music production. A special focus on encouraging and promoting the voices of youth and young women across the world for their valuable perspectives on environment and social awareness.
Visit Alysha’s website: www.alyshabrilla.com
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