Audio Interview with Ann
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Ann enthralls and inspires with her rich, four octave voice, dramatic presence and soul-stirring music.
Ann’s insightful books, award-winning film work and varied TV appearances draw a growing fan base.
Ann’s keynote talks, workshops, community activism and writings encourage healing, self-expression and growth.
316 songs, 10 albums, 30+ North American/International concert tours … and more
Onyx eyes flashing gypsy fire, hair like eagle down, a tender open smile strengthened by primeval instinct; Ann Mortifee is a million contradictions rolled into one passion. Her angelic soulful voice transcends the ages.
Ann Mortifee has the ability to translate experience into poetry and poetry into song.
What I Know for Sure: … on my nightstand I keep a book called In Love with the Mystery, written by ANN MORTIFEE.
The concepts, music, voice, acting and writing were all by ANN MORTIFEE, a consummate artist who has one of the best voices in the business, and a rare, beautiful ability to communicate completely with her audience.
ANN MORTIFEE has a voice like a dark lark and a faraway look of mischief in her eyes…
When I am singing, something powerful and transcendent connects me with others in a beautiful way.
I love writing music and lyrics because they keep me growing and discovering what really matters.
“What I attempt to say in my books and speak in my lectures, SERENADE AT THE DOORWAY expresses more eloquently with the poignancy of your songs.”
“. . . Ann’s celestial melodies, heartfelt words, and breathtaking performances take the listener on a profound, soul-searching journey. I am SO affected by its beauty that, even now, my eyes fill with tears.”
“ANN MORTIFEE’s voice startles us, and we wake up to our own soul.”
“Your album, BAPTISM, made me understand, for the first time in my life, that I’m part of the human family, rather than a solitary soul with isolated pains and longings that no one else can understand.”
“If you want to experience the finest work of a truly great composer and vocal artist at the height of her powers, don’t waste a second before getting INTO THE HEART OF THE SANGOMA.“
“Breaking out, I was lucky that I was in Vancouver at that time. To have gone through the club circuit and the bars and the dives, and then to be fortunate enough to get into the studio scene and meeting people like the great Robbie King who gave me my first sessions … and getting to sing with ANN MORTIFEE.”
Ann Mortifee has created a masterpiece. Her years of travel, spiritual searching, performing, writing and a deep desire to touch bases with her roots in Africa, all come to fruition in Into the Heart of the Sangoma. I was deeply moved. You will be too.
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Into The Heart Of The Sangoma was Ann’s first album after a hiatus of over 10 years. A personal journey back to her South African homeland, guided by the wisdom and visions of the Sangoma, the shaman of the Zulu nation. A powerful journey, riveting in its scope and Ann…read more
Ann Mortifee – Author, Performer, Playwright, Songwriter Ann is known by many to be a truly Renaissance woman. Born on a sugar cane farm in Zululand, her passion for Africa has been expressed in many of her creative expressions. She wrote When The Rains Come, a full-length musical, as an…read more
This workshop originally scheduled for the Week of October 24-29, 2010, was postponed. Sacred Union: A Merging of Opposites Cultures throughout the world have used the wheel to symbolize unity, stillness, and movement through the cycles of renewal, including the Buddhist wheel of life, the Native American medicine wheel, and the…read more
by Lisa Tant Originally published in BC WOMAN Magazine August 1997 A 17, West Vancouver singer/songwriter Ann Mortifee discovered her calling when her improvised songs from the play Ecstasy of Rita Joe moved the audience to tears. It was that awakening that led Mortifee, now 48, to use music not…read more
A Workshop Experience with Ann Mortifee by Cecil Hershler Originally published in REHABILITATION DIGEST / SUMMER 1989 Reproduced here by permission of the author. A single note becomes a song A single tree becomes a forest A single voice that’s clear and strong Can turn into a worldwide chorus In…read more