Risa is a versatile singer and lyricist with a vintage voice and a futuristic style. Risa's debut album with producer Obediya Wonderful (Sound Body Culture), on her own label Select AHH Records, creates a unique and authentically soulful sound. Obediya Wonderful has composed funkadelic musical landscapes for numerous singers, rappers and dancers. R and Be combines his rich, head-boppin’ beats with Risa’s one-of-a-kind voice and influences from R&B, electronica, jazz, blues, and spoken word. It's "Billie Holiday meets Danger Mouse," danceable, yet digable, for lifting the soul or movin' and groovin'. It's available at http://risamusic.ca with limited edition physical copies available at select local retailers such as Zulu Records and via mail.
Five years after adopting Vancouver as her home, Risa performs frequently, all over her “Van City.” Whether she's singing jazz, blues, or soul, or she's backed by her live bands or a DJ, it's the sweet passion and originality of Risa’s voice that audiences find enthralling. The ancient-futuristic sound of R and Be and its break-out single “Van City Blues” have warmed the hearts and souls of many feeling the chill of Vancouver’s wet weather.