Posted on January 5, 2011 by eventheoutsider
You spent your entire life seeking a music – a music that defies description – a music that lifts your heart and brings you closer to out of the liminal and into the numinous. You suffered ridicule, rejection, ostracism, and now also great poverty and betrayal, your own people do not know you nor care. It seems the whole world does not care you create a new music. You try to tell others about it, but they would not listen. They see you as a braggart if you hold your music respectfully. They lie, they cheat, they have even tried to steal your vision.
But despite it all you go on. At a certain time in your life you offer this work – a work of a wasted lifetime in a wasted world – and someone listened and understood.
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Her MUSIC HAS BEEN PRAISED:
Domina Catrina Lee — made it to SomethingElse! “Best of 2010″ Avant-garde jazz category!
Domina Catrina Lee is reviewed at SomethingElse!
Domina Catrina Lee is reviewed at AllAboutJazz in an extended analysis:
You Can Help make Domina Catrina Lee”s album a bona fide CD:
…if you want to. You can show your real support. If you do, when it comes time for you to ask her, she will call the winds from the corners of time to help you. If you do =)
And you can help make it a life that was worth the living.
Some RocketHub projects ask for - and get - $10,000 to make a CD. But I am asking for only $2,000 to make my CD.
My critically acclaimed "Songs From The Breastbone Drum" digital album is ready to be made into a CD.
(see here for extensive rave reviews and placement in 'best of 2010' avant garde jazz category:
and my first album garnered a place in a music review site's 2009 recommended list: www.furious.com/perfect/20...rspoll.html
Also the longest most in depth review of my latest album:
So Please do go here and help a most worthy cause:
Not only good karmic brownie points with Allah (or The Big Bang, your
preference), but tons of great tangible rewards too. Go check it
I will NEED YOUR HELP in both promoting this PROJECT (URGENT!) and
also yourself, placing your hard earned dollar where your good
intentions are -
and find a pledge level that you are comfortable with, and pledge and
receive a good, tangible reward for your kind exchange! Also you will get the feeling of accomplishment and purpose when you help another to give you something of value, when you help someone realise hir dream of giving to the upliftment of humanity.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
Do check out this neglected artist deserving of an audience. Domina Catrina Lee also seeks support and sponsors to enable her work to be released and distributed in the CD format, and to help her perform her work in front of live audiences.
Do drop Domina Catrina Lee a line here at tribe.
Decided I would tell you what happened to me
I was never in the position to be functional in the local Singapore music scene. I was always different, outside, even before I knew I was transgendered. I was ignored and boycotted all my adult life, friendless and outside of 'normal' society, and in desperation when my 'friend' told me she had music contacts and would manage my career IF I sold my flat and moved to Belgium where she lived....
To make a long story short, I got back to Singapore, literally homeless and penniless, lied to, Belgium itself was not seemingly open to foreigners, or Asians or transgendered musicians(?) I wont know. I had given demo CDs to club owners and tried to contact small independent record companies in Antwerp, only to be ignored or have my demo thrown out.
I have no home and no family. I am focusing on this CD I made - and I mean I burn each one myself as I had no more money after selling my flat, getting a laptop and guitar to have my CD professionally duplicated; I even had to improvise a cover myself (I was wihout a guitar for over ten years...imagine that, and quite literally busking/working in the streets...)
And still find myself black listed in Singapore. Even now there is a whole list of Singapore musicians and music related persons I have asked to become friends at MySpace and facebook (they have profile sites here), who have ignored my gesture. Strange, but true. I have not met most of them, but obviously they have a clear and malign prejudice regarding my person or my music.
I would ask this of you, my good hearted reader. If there is anyway you find my music worthy, and you could aid or help me, I would be indebted, appreciative to you. I just turned 46 today, and this whole thing has made me feel rather sad.
They say the shamans walk alone, and have to suffer much abuse.
I m not saying I am a fully trained shaman. But I can feel this, or else why am i going through a whole lifetime of rejection, abuse, blame and other false nonsense?
If you can and willing....do lend a hand =)
If you listened to the mp3s on this site and like them, please place an order for my CD. If you will, please tell others about it. Please review it. Let me appeal to your nobler nature - Let us do this together.
Much Love and Blessings,