KIJANA

 

Demos

Kijana Wiseman, M.Ed.

Singer / Writer / Lecturer / Griot


Winner: APCA Best Diversity Program of the Year 2001
Winner: APCA Performing Artist of the Year 2002
Winner: APCA Best Diversity Program of the Year 2002

Finalist:  APCA Performing Artist of the Year, 2003, 2004, 2005

Booking info:  713-521-0900

info@moshows.com

“THE GRIOT”

Adaptable Audience Adventures!

APCA Best Diversity Program for 2001 & 2002


Kijana, as The Griot, takes your audience on a time trip back to the dawn of existence while portraying many different types of women in history: an African maiden, slave, gospel choir director, preacher, toddler, jazz, vaudeville rock and even opera singer-- celebrating our common ancestrial musical heritage.

THEME VARIATIONS: Griot Love Songs, The Kwanzaa Griot, The Children's Griot & The Women's Griot 

“HeartSongs”
Gemini love speaks to both sides of the romance:   Beautiful songs of the heart.


This program is perfect for receptions, banquets, weddings, country clubs
and special events...


Kijana uses her 3.5 octaves to sing romantic showtunes and melodious originals--and more: Streisand, Norah Jones, Alicia Keyes, Whitney Houston, Natalie/Nat King Cole, Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, etc, peppered with the music of Vaudeville, Cats, The Sound of Music, Finian's Rainbow, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Porgy & Bess, etc. Available w/ tracks or live musicians. Gemini Love Songs SongList.

VIDEO:

Kijana is shown in concert with award-winning pianist/Janie Frazier... performing originals by them both....

VIDEO:

THE KWANZAA GRIOT


Kijana performs her award-winning “singing lecture” as The Kwanzaa Griot in several  different venues.

Kijana as The Griot. See excerpts here as performed in Atlanta...

See Kijana sing her original  “Relax Breathe, I Love You” written for Aundra Fusilier and sung to him for the first time as she walked down the isle at their wedding...  


See it on YouTube with the Lyrics to her love song!...

Video:

A new genre of art visited our campus today.  This isn’t your typical kind of art that’s stuck in a lobby somewhere and pur on display for pretenrious art snobs, and it’s not the sort that you can purchase.  ...Her name is Kijana Wiseman...a canvas that you paint People on...Her 3.5 octave range has been compared to that of  Sarah Vaghn, Barbra Steisand and Minnie Ripperton.”

-Mollie Hand, Currents Editor --University of Wyomie  @ Laramie

Kijana sings “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” at the opening of the Houston Texans YMCA.