Janice Jo Lee Songs and Stories

Songs & Stories: Janice Jo Lee aka Sing Hey

Hillary Watson

March 18, 2021

Songs & Stories is a series of virtual performances by music-makers sharing two songs and a story.

*video recorded March 16th, 2021

Janice Jo Lee, aka Sing Hey, is a contemporary folk artist of Korean ancestry. She is a folk-soul singer-songwriter, spoken word poet, actor and playwright from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. On stage she creates looping landscapes with her voice, guitar, trumpet and Korean jangu drum. Lee is a hard femme, queer, radical, comedian, truth-teller and satirist. She is interested in using art to build flourishing communities based in justice and joy. Lee’s work explores gender justice, antiracism, friendship, community, ancestry and the Earth.

In Waterloo Region, Janice Jo Lee was voted Best Performance Artist from 2016 to 2020 by readers of The Community Edition. In Ontario her theatrical work has been produced with Green Light Arts, MT Space, Theatre Passe Muraille, and fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre. Lee has worked as an educator for ten years facilitating arts, anti-oppression and leadership workshops across Canada. Stay tuned for the radio play version of Will You Be My Friend, and her long-awaited album Ancestor Song.

Folk Artist Janice Jo Lee aka Sing Hey

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