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Leona

Leona

Leona


Funk & soul singer Leona Philippo from The Netherlands Having started her career at the tender age of 3, when she started to play the piano, Leona, the Canadian born, Jamaican blooded singer/songwriter/actress, has developed a tremendous love for performing. At the age of 6, Leona established herself with her family from Toronto Canada in Oestgeest, the Netherlands. Here she enrolled at the Conservatory of Music at the age of 17. Although she cut het education short after het 3rd year Read more on Last.fm
Funk & soul singer Leona Philippo from The Netherlands Having started her career at the tender age of 3, when she started to play the piano, Leona, the Canadian born, Jamaican blooded singer/songwriter/actress, has developed a tremendous love for performing. At the age of 6, Leona established herself with her family from Toronto Canada in Oestgeest, the Netherlands. Here she enrolled at the Conservatory of Music at the age of 17. Although she cut het education short after het 3rd year, it had become quite obvious that showbiz is where she wants to be.

After been sent to Hollywood for two months by her record compagny at the time she performed as suppoting act for Dru Hill in 1999 performing with Dutch R&B group Sat-R-Day in Rotterdam's Ahoy. She was asked to accompany The Nits, Arling & Cameron and Junkie XL on their Tokyo tour in 2000. In 2001 she played the Nubian slave Aida in Joop van den Ende's hit musical AIDA. Which lead to more theatre shows such as o.a.

Big Black & Beautiful and The Blues Brothers. This past year she sang a.o. with the Dutch rock group Kane, sang the opening for Lionel Richie's Symphonica in Rosso in the Gelredome, and is still touring Europe - as we speak - with Candy Dulfer. Earlier this year she did the Blue Note Club Tour in Nagoya & Tokyo with Candy Dulfer & Sheila E. Read more on Last.fm.

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