Grammy nominated and 8X Nammy Award winner Jana Mashonee will be performing “O Holy Night” LIVE on My Fox DC Monday, Dec. 21st at 9:40 am. Add to your holiday spirit by tuning in and watching this amazing singer perform a holiday classic! You can watch her perform at www.myfoxdc.com.
Jana Mashonee’s upcoming album, New Moon Born on Miss Molly Records/SONY RED, is set for release in America on February 16, 2010. New Moon Born has already picked up an award for Best Pop Album at the most recent Indian Summer Music Awards and has recently won for Song/Single of the year for “A Change Is Gonna Come” at the Eleventh Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) as well as a nod for a 2009 Independent Music Award.
Mashonee’s featured track is an emotional cover of Sam Cooke’s soul classic, “A Change Is Gonna Come,” with Juno Award-winning guitarist Derek Miller. Jana debuted the song and the powerful music video at her live performance for the 2009 American Indian Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC. The song just won the 2009 NAMMY for Song of the Year. The video won the Indie Award of Merit at the IndieFest Film Festival in La Jolla, California and was selected to premiere at both the Independent Features Film Festival in New York and the Monument Valley Film Festival in Arizona.
New Moon Born represents a significant departure from Jana’s previous endeavors, taking on a decidedly more upbeat rhythm and blues flavour. “The album is about rebirth and new beginnings; it reflects a phase in my life that has taken on a different shape and direction from anything I’ve done before,” she says. “This music conveys my personal truths and beliefs.” In addition to providing all the vocals and piano, Jana wrote and co-produced the album.
‘Best Vocalist of the Month’ in March 2009 at a Singer of the Universe competition, the Lumbee Indian singer/songwriter has won nine NAMMY Awards and received a GRAMMY nomination in 2007 for Best Native American Music Album for her album, American Indian Story. Mashonee has performed to sold-out audiences in the U.S. and abroad, including the Aboriginal Achievement Awards show in Toronto, and the Luxembourg Military Tattoo, a charity event that raised over 2.5 million dollars for children’s cancer research.
Despite her fast-paced career, Jana has still found time to give back by establishing her non-profit organization, Jana’s Kids, in 2002. Jana’s Kids Foundation awards Native Youth with educational scholarships to help them to achieve their dreams. All proceeds from the sales of “A Change is Gonna Come” go to the foundation. In 2009, Jana’s Kids awarded two scholarships in the Academic and Athletic categories to two Native Youth and for the first time from North Carolina.
Currently, Mashonee is in the starring role of Fossil Ridge Films’ “Raptor Ranch”, slated for release in 2010.
Find out more information about the indie artist at www.janamashonee.com.