SOLD OUT: Prismatic Arts Festival 2020 – Jah’Mila + Owen O’Sound Lee

  • September 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Prismatic Arts Festival is unique cultural event in Canada. Since 2008, this artist-centred, artist-led annual Festival has exclusively programmed the work of Indigenous artists and artists of colour from across Canada.

On Thursday, September 17th, at 7 pm, The Carleton is thrilled to welcome Jah’Mila and Owen O’Sound Lee to the stage for a night of live music as part of Prismatic 2020.

To reserve your ticket, please email the following information and the Prismatic team will be in touch with a payment link and confirmation:

  • Full Name (first and last), Email Address, Phone Number
  • # of people in your party (this is so that we can reserve a table for you and your bubble with the amount of seats you are looking for)
  • # of General tickets required ($20+tax)
  • # of Student/Senior/Underwaged tickets required ($10+tax)
  • Has anyone in your part been outside of the province in the last 14 days: Yes or No



Born with melody in her heart and fire in her soul, Jah’Mila is a beacon for Jamaican music and culture. The daughter of prolific Jamaican guitarist Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, music became an inseparable part of her life from an early age. Interlacing the deep reggae roots of her family tree with notes of jazz, R&B, and soul, Jah’Mila brings us music that is lyrically intelligent, masterfully delivered, tastefully arranged, and undeniably inspiring.  For over a decade, Jah’Mila has traveled the world on the wings of her voice, sharing stages with the likes of The Wailers, Groundation, Grammy Award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru, and the legendary Sly and Robbie. She has graced international stages including the Umoja Festival in Oakland, California; the Afro-Pfingsten Festival in Winterthur, Switzerland; and KulturPunkt! in Flawil, Switzerland. In Jamaica, she has played at the Jazz and Blues Festival and the Children of Icons concert, hosted by the country’s Ministry of Culture and Entertainment. Since moving to the East Coast less than four years ago, Jah’Mila has collaborated with many local Maritime talents, from original work with Dub Kartel and PINEO & LOEB to the Black is Beautiful series with Symphony Nova Scotia. In Nova Scotia, she has performed at the Halifax Jazz Festival, Black Top Ball, Makin’ Waves, the 5th Annual Caribbean Diaspora, and at Nova Scotia Music Week. Her first LP release, set to be released in fall 2020, will be a spirited and affecting collection of reggae soul tracks with messages of love reverberating through every note.

Owen ‘O’Sound’ Lee is an artist, musician, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer from Toronto, Ontario. He fell in love with music as a child and began pursuing music as a full-time career after studying Vocal Performance Jazz at York University. To date, he has shared the stage and lent his talents to numerous critically acclaimed artists such as Mariah Carey, Kim Burrell, Drake, Choclair, Jully Black, Maestro Fresh Wes, Classified, and Jordin Sparks, to name a few. In 2014, Owen extended his musical reach to the East Coast of Canada when he relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the former Musical Director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir (2014-2019), the current Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Upper Hammonds Plains, and the Program Coordinator of the African Nova Scotian Music Association. Most recently, he was nominated for Music Nova Scotia’s 2019 Industry Professional of the Year Award, and the 2019 Bucky Adams Award for the East Coast Music Association. He was also the recipient of the African Nova Scotia Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2017. In February 2020, he released his latest single “LISTEN,” which was presented to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by MLA Lisa Roberts as a plea for change against racial discrimination.