About the Artist
Analoga was born in a small artistic French village near Quebec City. Her mother is from the Caribbean and her father is African. Her mother used to wrap her in her arms and dance to the sound of different music such as reggae, calypso, rock, pop, soul, classical, etc., while Analoga watched with a smile. When she was a child, people around her soon saw that she had a gift for arts. Around the age of seven, she started taking piano lessons and had two teachers over the years. She was slow at reading music partitions so she sometimes decided to learn the songs by heart instead. Analoga would often practice on friends of the family’s piano. She sang relentlessly everywhere. Her babysitters would ask her what she wanted to do when she grew up. Analoga had in her head and her heart a secret desire to become a singer.
Analoga participated in a voice workshop with singer Claire Vezina. From this project arose the need to explore her roots in blues and jazz. She started up with Led Zeppelin and made her way back to their influences. The year after, she took part in a tribute to Women of Rock. Then she became a member of a dance and singing troup called Crescendo. She has been doing back vocals for friends ever since.
Analoga has been writing poetry since she was little. Her poems became songs with the help of songwriting teacher Marc Belanger from Prochant school, and she received voice coaching from Line Poirier. Analoga was a member of the Ensemble Vocal Prochant for some time but felt the need to go back to her roots. She has been a proud and grateful member of the Peoples Gospel Choir for a few years now and is learning a lot from the experience.
Analoga : "I love this quote from the Mademoiselle C movie : "You are the artist of your own life."
I am concentrating on music because it has always been natural, less harsh as a process. I often sing instinctively. It is a visceral need. I have several mentors in the music industry. I was chosen to do vocals on an inspiring song at the Bell Center for an international group which has opened my eyes to my first passion and the opportunities that await us when we have a dream. My father has always said that my life is traced to my mother. So not to worry! "
Roots Music: I love this phrase that defines Roots Music. Leon Litwack, Ph.D. http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_itc_historical_background.html
It has been sung in churches, porches, fields and other workplaces, while rocking children to sleep, and at parties. The melodies and words were transmitted from parent to child, even if the songs - and their meanings - often modified to reflect changing times. The term "roots music" is now used to describe this wide range of musical genres, including blues, gospel, traditional country, zydeco, tejano, and Native American pow-wow.