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Allyna Harris

Allyna Harris is a musician, composer and visual artist. She lives and works in the Eastern Townships and Montreal

Solo sound based projects include composing soundscapes for art exhibitions, dance and a variety of music and video works.

Current visual arts work involve painting, drawing, photography and stop action animation.

She has been exhibiting regularly since 2011. Her paintings are in private collections in Canada, Italy, Mexico and USA.

Allyna has produced seven albums of original music with guitarist Peter Mendieta, notably "Pools of Light" and "Sea of Green". She has written scripts and music for Canadian Sesame Street and composed soundtracks for visual artists Liz Davidson, Maya Lightbody, Monique Girard; dancers Lee Saunders and Brigitte Graff and puppeteer, Tim Gosley, among others.

In 1999 Allyna founded Choromondo, a world music women's chorus based in the Eastern Townships. She continues as artistic director, building on the current repertoire of close to 300 songs from forty different musical traditions.

Allyna also organizes community music events and concerts with guest artists, such as Music for People, The Samba Workshop. The African Choral Workshop and the Boys' Choir of Kenya concerts. Other teaching activities include mentoring piano and voice students, workshops in world vocal music and creativity coaching.

Allyna welcomes meetings with other artists, collaborations and soundtrack commissions.