Best known as one-quarter of Canada's top female a cappella group Malaika, Lee Hayes is an award-winning songwriter and a gifted solo performer. In the past ten years Hayes has toured across Canada, the US, and the UK, and has been featured on ABC's Good Morning America, CBC, CJOH, BBC, and The Women's Television Network. As well as four internationally acclaimed cds with Malaika, Hayes released her debut CD recording, The Secret Life, which has been hailed as "An exceptional and long-awaited collection from a first-rate performer." (Steve Baylin, Ottawa XPress) Most recently, Hayes is channelling her passion for voice and songwriting as Choir Master Extraordinaire for the Ottawa Folklore Centre choir, Folka Voca.
Festivals: 2005 (fall)