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Thinking Spaces with Joni NehRita “Love + Protest”
November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday, November 20, 2020, 3 pm – 4:30 pm (EST)
Jamaican-Canadian artist Joni NehRita writes songs about unity, hope and social justice. Her jazz-tinged brand of soul is infused with rhythms & sounds from her Afro-Caribbean background. A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, she has a gift for writing infectious, well-crafted songs that are deeply personal.
This year NehRita releases her 4th full length album, “Love & Protest” which is a marked step further toward global roots/world music. She has played festivals & concerts (both as a solo artist & backing other artists) in North America, Australia, England, France, Germany & Oman. She has also sung with the KW Symphony & Hamilton Philharmonic.
In addition to being a performer, NehRita has been a music educator for 20 years, teaching both privately as well as in workshop/masterclass format. She has been a guest teacher at Wilfrid Laurier University, Seneca College at York, has given jazz & improvisation workshops at high schools throughout Guelph and KW and has been a workshop facilitator at the music conference Folk Alliance International.
Last year, NehRita added being a TED KitchnerEDx speaker to her career highlights.
This year we will be hosting Thinking Spaces via Zoom. These events are free and open to the public. Please register at https://bit.ly/JoniNehRita to receive the Zoom room link.