Alissa Sanders

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About

Hi! I’m Alissa Sanders an American jazz singer and world citizen who has made Brazil my home for a while now….

FINDING MY VOICE
Last year I started a journey to find my voice. It came from a deep desire to shift gears from producing music to sell shows to making music that comes from my authentic voice. I realized that I didn’t know the sound of my real voice: that raw, unfiltered sound that carries the DNA of your soul as an artist. I knew that I needed to strip down and bare my soul to find my voice at its core. I wanted to meet that voice, fall in love with that voice- engage it, let it show me who I am. This desire became my driving force. I also understood that finding my voice goes beyond singing. Finding My Voice is also about finding what I am here in the world to contribute, to share, to inspire through and as my authentic voice.

Here on Patreon, I want to share the journey to find my voice with you.

I am bringing together my passions for travel and music to create the roadmap. Collaborations with other musicians, around the world, are a big part of this discovery process, too.
Last year, I quit my job and left my home in Salvador, Brazil to begin my journey. I traveled to Ethiopia and Israel where I spent 3 months meeting and singing with local musicians, listening to new music, learning about their cultures, writing, doing yoga, bike riding, exploring, making new friends and trying out a very new and different way of life as an artist. I also had the great opportunity and blessing to meet and hang out with one of my musical idols and inspirations Israeli artist Idan Raichel!

In February of this year, HaddinQo, an Ethiopian musician I met on my journey came to stay with me in Brazil. The weeks he was here were an intensive cross-cultural music exchange between Ethiopia, Brazil and the United States. The collaborations, recordings and performances from this are an inspiration for a web series I am producing to document the amazing connections happening on this journey to find my voice.

In May, I leave Brazil to return to Israel, Ethiopia and who knows where else. I am trusting the music will show me the way. I hope you’ll come with me!

Every week or so, I will share a blog post here on the Patreon feed, to update you about my travels, new projects and show dates. I want you to feel like you’re right there with me! I will also post exclusive videos, links to live feeds and downloads of new songs that come from inspiration and collaborations. If you would like to be a part of this journey, please join me, through Patreon. And I truly hope that my journey will inspire you to live your dreams, discover your authentic voice and to share it with the world!

BEGINNING
BTW, I released my first album in 2012. It’s called “Beginning” and it’s a selection of jazz standards and Brazilian samba/bossa nova that I love. You can listen to Beginning on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3h1Pc1DC9zvL3CzabY...
Goals
3 of 100 patrons
When I reach 100 patreons I’ll start a new web series called Be My Guest, encounters with fellow musicians to talk about life, culture and, of course, make some music.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
3
Images
2
Writings
5
Videos
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