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Lenka Lichtenberg - Featured Artist
Goa Chillout Zone Vol.6




The Canadian vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist  Lenka Lichtenberg  is best described as “…a force of nature within Canada’s world music scene” (Penguin Eggs), shining as one of the most ambitious and visionary artistic builders in a nation that proudly defines its human identity as a multicultural mosaic. 


Once a child star in her native Prague, Czech Republic, and now the winner of multiple awards, she sings in no less than six languages. Her eight albums to date range from her inspirational roots in Czech folk and Yiddish poetry to ethno/pop/jazz fusion with her ensemble Fray, channeling the rich Toronto soundscapes of Middle East, India and Brazil, and her own East European heritage.


Her collaborations with leading world-roots musicians from the global diaspora include Yair Dalal on her 2014 album Lullabies from Exile. “Open My Eyes (Eccodek Remix)” is the result of her dynamic work with Andrew McPherson/Eccodek, one of Canada’s top globetronic producers, who has remixed the likes of Vieux Farka Toure and Transglobal Underground. The remix evolved from Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray’s stunning second full-length album, Embrace (2013). The album has since received airplay and acclaim all over the world. 




"Passionate and prolific, Lenka Lichtenberg is a force of nature within Canada’s world music scene.... a truly inspired form of world music." ~ Nicholas Jennings, Penguin Eggs (Canada) 


“... a brilliant fusion of Yiddish songs, world music, jazz and modern Indie elements…” ~


“ pristine vocal tone and meticulous, delicate arrangements…” ~ Radio Free Canuckistan


“Embrace is world music in the truest sense of world fusion ... It sends chills up and down your spine and makes the eyes moisten, and it is an absolute must have for any serious world music aficionado … a magical album full of charm and beauty that grips the listener and won't let go ... already among my all-time favourites of the world fusion genre.” ~ Rich Rainlore, Rainlore’s World of Music (U.K.)


"... ethereal, sometimes hypnotic....Obviously this has a niche audience, but a niche that stretches from here to eternity.” ~ David Farrell, (Fray)


"...deeply moving...The album is a very special achievement..."

~ Mike Regenstreif, CKUT (Montreal) & Folk Roots/Folk Branches


 “Lichtenberg has a lovely, confectionary, gamin-like quality. Her soprano voice sails above and around the notes with perfect control, weaving a luminous mystical web.” 

~Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, WholeNote Magazine (Toronto)




Lullabies From Exile: Yair Dalal & Lenka Lichtenberg (2014)

Open My Eyes: Eccodek Peripheral Vision Remix (single, 2014)

Embrace: Lenka Lichtenberg with Fray (2013)

Songs for the Breathing Walls: Lenka Lichtenberg (2012)

Bridges: Live at Lula Lounge with Roula Said (2012)

Fray: Lenka Lichtenberg with Fray (2010)

Pashtes (Music to the Poetry of Simcha Simchovitch): Lenka Lichtenberg with Brian Katz (2006)

Open the Gate: Lenka Lichtenberg (2003)

Deep Inside: Lenka Lichtenberg (1999)



Awards & Nominations:

2014: Nominee, Toronto Independent Music Awards Best World Music Artist

2014: Winner, Independent Music Awards Vox Populi, Best New Age Song 

2013: Winner,  Independent Music Awards Vox Populi, Best World Traditional Album 

2013: 2 x Nominee, Independent Music Awards, Best World Music Album & Song (Juried)

2013: Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) Best World Solo Artist

2013: Honourable Mention, Song of the Year Songwriting Contest 

2012: Winner, CFMA Traditional Singer of the Year

2012: Nominee, CFMA, Traditional Album of the Year  

2011: Winner, CFMA, Musique de la Monde Porcupine Award

2011: Winner, Songs from the Heart World Music

2011: Nominee, Canadian Folk Music Awards, World Solo Artist of the Year

2011: Finalist, John Lennon Songwriting Competition, World Music 

2008: Winner, CFMA Vocal Group of the Year (with Sheynville Express)


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