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Quebec, Canada (1999 – present)

Jorane (pronounced “jo-ran”), is a pseudonym of Johanne Pelletier (b. 1975, Quebec, Canada), a French-Canadian singer / cellist. She is known for an style, with a typically / instrument, and an ability to sing whilst playing cello. Pelletier débuted with the album “Vent fou” (1999, Tacca Musique) and her latest is “Une Sorcière Comme Les Autres” (Feb 2011, Vega Musique).

Jorane’s cello style has been compared to Tori Amos’ piano. She has worked with Sarah McLachlan, amongst others.

Other discography includes: “The You and the Now” (2004, Aquarius), reached a more international audience; “Canvas or Canvass?” (2006, Tacca Musique), initially exclusive to her website and “Vers à soi” (Oct 2007, Tacca Musique - aka “Vers A Soi”), with completely French lyrics, intimate vocals and the cello relatively abated - resulting in one of her most experimental albums.


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  • wh00p

    I'm not too sure about the new album. I mean, it's nice and all, but I just feel like the emphasis is not on the cello as much as in the previous albums. That wouldn't necessarily have to be a bad thing, but I just really enjoyed that part of her music. Still, it's good enough :)

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Lagarthea

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  • Islandfree

    Jorane's concert in Poland - PPA Wrocław (Impart), 20 of March 2011 !!!

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Vineonsmogon

    J'adore tout ce qu'elle fait =)

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • CthulhuMessiah

    Incredible music. Just extraordinary. <3

    24 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Saraisk

    Love her to bits.

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • pinepeach

    her wiki says she has an album "dix" from 08. ha anyone heard it? I can't seem to find any info on it...

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • syntheticvirus

    incredible music... so magic so powerful and at the same time sensitive

    16 Jul 2010 Reply
  • asik2009

    Great, amazing music.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • suicide_scherzo

    i loooooooooooove her music so much

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Eilas

    and i roll her stars each night, and i roll her stars... sometimes even in the morning (like right now)

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
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    15 Dec 2009 Reply
  • found_dead

    magical music..

    13 Dec 2009 Reply
  • enthy

    Superbe performance offert par Jorane hier au Francofolie de Montréal. Jorane était simplement superbe, présente, enjouée, généreuse, ... avec l'Orcheste Symphonique du Grand Montréal c'était simplement enivrant.

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • pinepeach

    avant-garde would apply to her newest album as well. It seems her newest one is the least popular.. :/ its so great though. Its so hard to classify her, this discussion could go on forever..

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • lord0fdarkness

    Just out of interest, what genre has everyone else put her music under? I'm finding it hard to classify this music in iTunes, but I don't want to leave it with no genre.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • Marrucka

    Нежно и красиво!!! Хочется слушать и слушать...ммм...

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
  • pinepeach

    I'd say looks.. from the videos of performances i've seen I don't think she uses all 5, although that would be really awesome.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • aermancer

    does she actually use all 5 bows on her fingers at once or is it just for looks?

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ethereal_lad

    New album, in French, is back to darker, grimier territory. But her voice is as lovely as ever!

    23 Jan 2009 Reply
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