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Alysha Brilla brings her unique sound to the Empress

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The Capitol Theatre is proud to present Canadian singer-songwriter Alysha Brilla on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Empress Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office at $18.50 for members and $20 for the general public. The TD Arts Access program is offered on this performance (tickets at 50% off for people under 30). This performance is presented by Deloitte as part of the 2016-2017 Capitol Theatre season presented by Louisbourg Investments.

Twice Juno Award nominated singer-songwriter, producer and community organizer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist who released her third self-produced album, “HUMAN”, in 2016. Brilla's new music draws on the influences of her unique background. An ancestral journey to her father’s homeland in 2015 delivered inspiration for Brilla to write and produce the 10 new songs on “Human”; a lyrically timely record blending Indian & East African sounds with a contemporary aesthetic. The first single from this release, “No More Violence”, is charted in the top 3 of the CBC Top 20 Countdown.

Born in Mississauga, Ontario to an Indo-Tanzanian immigrant father and a European-Canadian mother, Alysha Brilla grew up in a household with unique discourse around the arts and social politics. Brilla is an arts educator; frequently conducting music and social justice workshops in elementary schools across Canada and internationally. TEDx speaker and Oktoberfest Woman Of The Year Arts & Culture Award recipient, Brilla has been a mentor for YWCA’s “Rock Weekend”, helping marginalized female youth develop social skills through music. A multi-racial child of the Indian diaspora, Alysha’s art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope and bring light to social inequity issues in Canada and abroad. Her music and workshops feature strong themes of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusivity.

Brilla has been producing music for over eight years; inspired by producers such as Mark Ronson, Stephen Marley and Linda Perry as well as the talented producers she has personally worked with (Boots, Ron Lopata, Brian West, Marcus Kane). 

Included in Chatelaine Magazine’s “Women Of The Year” 2015, Brilla is a certified yoga teacher; learned in Rishikesh, India and her philosophies of well-being can be seen in both her art and activism. 2017 sees a busy touring schedule, many workshops in schools and producing new meaningful musical works.

Tickets for Alysha Brilla at the Empress are on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office (811 Main Street, Moncton). They can also be purchased by calling 506-856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922 or online, at www.capitol.nb.ca.