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Roxanna: New Canadian Singer With An Inspiring Backstory

The Healing Power Of Music . . . Literally!

Roxanna is a Canadian singer/songwriter who has an unusual backstory.

Her music came about from her career as a nurse in Toronto. As a nurse, she would sing to her patients and often the healing sound of her voice would help their quality of life and, in some cases, help with their healing.

With that, she realized that music, like medicine, is a great healer—and destiny would take her down a different path. “When I saw patients return to health, I knew my music could be useful in this world. Pursuing my dream as a singer was the happiest moment in my life,” Roxanna says. “There’s a quote from Shakespeare that goes, ‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ I like to put my own twist on it: ‘If music can heal your soul, it can also heal your body.’ No matter where you are from, what language you speak, music has the ability to soothe, revive and foster hope. It is truly universal, in any language.”

A father of one patient, who had been helped through Roxanna's singing, decided to help Roxanna make her music for the masses and her album (Exotica, being released July 8), and ultimately her dream was born.

Psst! Looking for some more great music? Check out my 2014 Spring Playlist!