By Ann Wyatt, Music Gossip News
For fans of Jana Mashonee there is no other voice that does what her voice does to the soul. The gorgeous, exotic, spiritually seductive Mashonee makes the listener her willing captive. She has graced the covers of countless magazines and it wasn't until I came across her in an ArtChix Magazine
issue did I hear her for the first time. My God, I couldn't believe I had been missing out on the "Mashonee Miracle"...her voice. The Voice of a Goddess. She was named ArtChix Magazine's 2011 Artist of the Year and being a fan of all Music, I just had to know what all the rave was about. I became an instant fan.
So, who is she?
Jana Mashonee is a singer, songwriter and actress. She is Lumbee and Tuscarora, originally from Robeson County, North Carolina, currently residing near New York City, in Greenwich, CT. She is currently releasing her Music through Miss Molly Records.
Jana was discovered by producer/songwriter, Rodney Shelton, when Jana was singing funk in her "weekend band" Peace 'N' Love near Charlotte, NC. Shelton recorded a demo of "What I Am To You" and presented it to Curb Records' Mike Curb who immediately signed Jana to his label.
She has described herself as an "Urban Indian":
Jana is also active motivational speaker for Native American youth, supporting such organizations as U.N.I.T.Y. (United Native Indian Tribal Youth), and her own motivational program "Jana's Kids". Jana also designs jewelry in her lines Urban Indian and Indian Spirit, with the profits going directly to her
motivational program, "Jana's Kids."Discography
Flash of a Firefly
2005, Radikal Records
2006 Nammy Award Winner
American Indian Christmas
2005, Standing Stone/SOAR Records
American Indian Story
2006, Standing Stone/SOAR Records
2007 Grammy Award nominated
New Moon Born
2009, Miss Molly RecordsLISTEN FOR YOURSELF