Athésia (pronounced Ah Tease Ya) is a Sydney based, Haitian French Canadian/Australian Jazz Singer-Songwriter and Radio Host. Athésia performs her own unique compositions whilst honouring classic jazz, French, Bossa Nova and Haitian standards.
Born in Montreal to Haitian parents, Athésia is of French, Spanish, African and Taino (indigenous to the Caribbean) descent. Athésia is a passionate entertainer who has a mesmerising presence on stage. She believes in the responsibility of entertainment with consciousness, meaning and purpose, a mantra that keeps her heart in tune with her mission.
From Montreal to Sydney to the World, Athésia has been invited to perform in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, China and in Vietnam just to name a few. Singing in French, English, Creole, Portuguese and in “Athésian”, the polyphonic artistic language she invented, Athésia is what you may consider a citizen of the world.
To learn more about Athésia, you can read the article Shout Sister Shout Athésia written by Sonia de Freitas to celebrate the achievements of the Australian women in jazz, improvised and world music during International Women’s Day (IWD 2021).