GLOBAL ROOTS FOLK FUSION
Alysha Brilla is a 3X Juno Award nominated artist who weaves together global roots sounds into healing music medicine; transporting audiences to her signature space nestled between the earth and the stars.
The love child of an Indo-Tanzanian musician and Canadian storyteller, Brilla’s music is a colourful tapestry of global roots and folk fusion. Themes of re-connection to ourselves, each other and the earth are woven into joyous uplifting rhythms and soulful melodies.
Influenced by her father’s Indian and East African music and her mother’s Canadian folk heroes, Brilla’s childhood was alive with the vibrations of Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Joni Mitchell and Ravi Shankar. In 2013, Brilla became one of the first self-produced female artists in history to receive a Juno Award nomination (Canada’s Grammy Awards) for her self-written debut album and she continues to celebrate underrepresented genders in the studio and on stage.
Touring the world with her band, Alysha’s music unites audiences. Her distinct and powerful voice has taken her to Australia, South America, Canada, Europe and Asia. Whether sharing intimate storytelling sets or headlining festival stages of thousands with her all-star musicians, by the end of the show, Brilla always has the audience singing along and moving forward with a positive feeling in their heart.
During the pandemic, Alysha partnered with fellow Independent Canadian Singer-Songwriter Desirée Dawson to offer virtual sound healing and movement sessions. These were attended by many hearts hungry for connection and community. Brilla continues to offer music as a healer workshops alongside her live performances. In addition to these workshops, Brilla has worked with youth for the past ten years; mentoring in self-expression and building confidence through the arts and music production.
As a 2022 Official Keychange Artist, Alysha represents Canada in an accelerator program for standout female creators in the global music industry and her newest album, “Circle” comes out summer 2022. “Circle” is an album ripe with messages of personal and global healing and music to uplift the soul, with a much anticipated international tour to celebrate its release.