Jah’Mila, lead vocals
Kristine Kovacevic, backing vocals
Adrian Dunn, guitar
Alec Frith, bass guitar
Paul Keddy, drums
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor/host
Symphony Nova Scotia musicians
Mark Lee, leader/violin; Émilie Paré, violin; Sue Sayle, viola; Benjamin Marmen, cello; Patricia Creighton, flute; Eileen Walsh, clarinet; Curtis Dietz, trumpet; Eric Mathis, trombone
On the program
Chant Their Names
With deep roots in Jamaica and a home base in Halifax, Jah’Mila is an authentic, powerful voice of reggae in Nova Scotia. Combining smooth vocals, sharp songwriting, and her signature passion and positivity, Jah’Mila’s vivid, unforgettable music celebrates reggae’s rich history, and reinforces its role as a voice of the oppressed. Now, together with our Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser and musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia, Jah’Mila blends her own songs with hits from icons like Sister Nancy and Bob Marley to create Canada’s first-ever fusion of reggae and orchestra.
Plus, Jah’Mila sits down with host Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser to answer your previously submitted questions!