The Soundtrack Episode 7 with Phyllisia Ross
(Here is her bio from phyllisiaross.com)
Since the age of three, Phyllisia has passionately developed her craft of singing and playing the piano. Her unwavering dedication has allowed her to develop her vocal, instrumental, songwriting and production skills to master and incorporate several styles of genres in her music ranging from classical, R&B, jazz, soul, & world music in several languages (English, French & Kreyol).
The public adulation and recognition by music industry professionals are nothing new to Phyllisia. To date, she has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jah Cure, Marvin, Ne-Yo and The Game.
In 2014, Phyllisia’s career reached a turning point when she decided to focus on the world music genre. The release of her single “KONSA” was the revelation- the public fell in love with her vocal style, exceptional musicality, use of multiple languages and homage to Phyllisia’s Haitian roots in its kompa production style. The success is there and continues with many hits like ” MA VIE SANS TOI ” featuring French singer-songwriter Marvin, “ONLY FOR YOU ” which mixes R&B, kompa and electronic music production styles, “U & Me” which features authentic reggae production, ” CAN’ T RESIST “ which contains kizomba elements, ” ONE ” an upbeat, summer afro-pop tune and ” DI MWEN ” a subtle mix between soul, R&B, kompa and zouk.
These hits have brought Phyllisia around the globe including to countries such as Canada, USA, Ivory Coast, Haiti, France, Guyane, Jamaica, Mauritius, the Netherlands, La Réunion, Martinique, Grenada, Bermuda, St. Kitts, Trinidad, Guadeloupe and many more! In addition to being an artist, Phyllisia prides herself on putting education and business at the forefront of her career. Phyllisia is a 100% independent recording artist who runs and operates her own music production company, PHYLLISIA ROSS MIZIK. She also has a degree in biology (obtained while touring and performing!) from the University of Miami.
And here is more on the episode from Binna:
Let’s face it the Haitian 🇭🇹 Music Industry (Any industry honestly) is a traditional male dominated industry. Although there are various Women standing out & starting waves 🌊. Reality still stands we aren’t respected & given similar opportunities 🤷🏾♀️. Always talk about empowering women in these spaces per usual always performative. No real action 🥱 We always see situations where women are either taken advantage of or have to create their own spaces/platforms to be heard 🎙
💿 I call her the Alicia Keys of the 🇭🇹 Haitian Music Industry. Boss, is an understatement. I had the amazing refreshing experience of interviewing the Phyllisia Ross ✨ Ross has worked and written for artists such as Ne-Yo. What’s refreshing is her care for Haiti and the various social issues affecting our community here in the states.
💿 If I’ll build my own table because you won’t let me sit at yours was a person. It’s Phyllisia Ross ✨
“Where there is a woman, there is magic”. ✨👸🏾
- Ntozake Shange
• (🚨SEVENTH EPISODE ALERT🚨) •
@sincerelybinna sits down with Singer/Songwriter/Philanthropist/Entrepreneur/Producer/Pianist Phyllisia Ross (@phyllisiaross ) where they touch on her artistry, songwriting, Black feminism, Haitian culture, creative process, upbringing, experiences, and more.
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💿 Are Women truly respected & acknowledged in society in 2022?
Stay tuned for the full interview dropping today with your 🎧💿 soundtrack curator Host BINNA!
💽With every SOUNDTRACK there’s a story behind it. Every story has the power to inspire 🙌🏾and empower💪🏾🎙
💽 Phyllisia Ross is a very talented individual that is making a name for herself not only in 🇭🇹Haitian Music Industry but also in the international music realm 🙌🏾 🔥
💽Full Interview DROPS TODAY👏🏾 !
Tune in today at 4PM PST/7PM EST ⏰ ! On 96.7 FM 📻 in the Portland Metro area! Or stream online! 📡
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Interview Guest: @phyllisiaross