Singer/songwriter Dionne Blaize starting singing before she could talk. Her mother informed Dionne that she would imitate every song she sang to Dionne beginning at the age of 6 months old, and Dionne has been singing ever since! Dionne’s musical roots began in her church choir and also in the Performing Arts departments of her junior high and high school. During her teenage years, Dionne wrote, composed, and sang with continued enthusiasm. With Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Patti Labelle, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey and Judy Boucher serving as her sources of inspiration, Dionne determined that she would one day have a career in music. She also hopes to realize her dream of collaborating with musical greats such as Timbaland, Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam, Sean Paul, Sizzla, Luciano, Beenie man, Buju Banton, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, and other talented musicians. After emigrating from the Caribbean island of Grenada, Dionne’s parents raised her and three siblings in Brooklyn, New York, an area whose cultural diversity continues to inspire her work. Her voice has often been compared to reggae artists Cynthia Schloss & Judy Boucher. Critics and enthusiastic listeners alike have commented on Dionne’s strong musicality and dedication to her craft. More important to Dionne however, is her desire to not just make great music, but to also have her music touch people's hearts.
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"Rise Up" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com!
|POSTED BY: EricLawrence||POSTED ON: 04 May 2008 06:33 AM|
“Rise Up” by Dionne Blaize is an energetic collection of hook-laden reggae tunes. Dionne’s emotion-filled and vibrant vocal performances quickly and easily steal the limelight. Moreover, the compositions on this CD display superb instrumentation, especially the electric guitar riffs and drum arrangements. Kicking off this album with contagious energy is the danceable love song “I’m In Love With You Baby.” The spiritually optimistic “Rise Up” stands out as particularly honest, expressive, and heart-felt. Moreover, Dionne includes a refreshingly creative reggae rendition of Alicia Key’s “No One.” All in all, this CD is rich in powerful vocals and groovy beats, and demonstrates great production. This CD will make an excellent addition to the collection of any reggae fan.-Lea & The RadioIndy Team
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