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It is in the Caribbean, on the island of Guadeloupe that singer-songwriter and founder of “The Lyannaj Ensemble of Chicago”, GLAWDYS N’ DEE, began her musical and cultural odyssey that would ultimately evolve into a Vision. In her debut album, LYANNAJ, GLAWDYS seamlessly incorporates traditional, modern, sacred and secular, while never abandoning the spirit and roots of the Caribbean. “Lyannaj” (meaning to Win Over, to Unite in Solidarity, To Connect) is a word deeply rooted in Creole tradition and culture and speaks directly to the heart. Sung in three primary languages (English, French and Creole) LYANNAJ was recorded in Chicago, IL at Eric Disrud Studios and mastered by Danny Leake at Urban Guerilla Enginners, and includes world-renowned guest artists, including: : Acclaimed Cuban bass player Victor Miranda; Nicaraguan pianist, Darwin Alejandro Noguera; Guadeloupean Great percussionist Frantz Flereau; as well as Chicago’s Renowned pianist, Calvin “Koco” Brunson; Virtuoso guitarist Herb Walker; and the Legendary Bass and Cellist, Larry Gray. Glawdys’ musical voice – while physically located in Chicago -- embraces diverse musical genres with the intent to explore and develop new cross-cultural visions. And, while her musical identity has emerged from encountering many cultures, Glawdys’ Creole roots have always been present in her music. Her Vision is the result of the culmination of years of musical study, personal growth, and global awareness. GLAWDYS’ music filters the language of humanity, rhythm and music, creating a sound that is timeless, innovative and uniquely her own. Echoing the title of its debut album “Lyannaj”, the music of Glawdys N’Dee is truly a “Celebration of Life, Diversity and People.” For additional information on Glawdys n’Dee and the Lyannaj Ensemble of Chicago , its music mission, please log onto: www.glawdys.net, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.