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


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

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!...


A new genre of art visited our campus today.  This isn’t your typical kind of art that’s stuck in a lobby somewhert on display for pretentious 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. 

Kijana performs a medley of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” at the Houston Procurement Breakfast at Houston Community College.

A sampling of “Happy” and other songs from Kijana’s  interactive 1 hour outdoor “Tunes at Noon” Concert at Houston Public Library’s Outdoor Plaza!

Kijana debut’s her original song to young lovers:   “Wait A While”   (Written as part of her “Rebate a Date” Edutainment workshop.)

Kijana performs  a jazzy version of  “His Eye is on the Sparrow” with a live band at the Wortham Theatre Center.

Feel the power of Kijana’s amazing
a’capella version of “The Lord’s Prayer. 
(Don’t forget to breath at the end!)

Here Kijana is the last 2 minutes of Kijana in January, 2016 singing a cover of Alicia Keys’  song from Empire, “Powerful”

Kijana performs excerpt from a cover performance of Adele’s Hello for a HOA banquet.


This is an original song she wrote just before moving to Liberia West Africa for 6 years.  The song chronicles the effect American slavery has had on African American love.


“I Loved You in My Fantasy”

and “Relax, Breathe...I Love You.”

Kijana shares a recurring dream and a poem she wrote to her husband 10 years before she met him, followed by the song she wrote and performed for her wedding.


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.


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 ancestral musical heritage.

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

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