Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise.
— Maya Angelou

Shanell Alyssa is an indie neo-soul singer, songwriter, and composer who is redefining her culture and rising above the stigma. She resides in Boston, MA where she performs, leads worship, and engages communities through creative music experiences including musical retreats, songwriting workshops, and intimate house concerts. Raised in the Black gospel tradition, Shanell continues to witness the tremendous power of music to transform hearts and unify communities.

She believes each individual must work toward their truest expression of humanity through a call to Rise Above the stigma that the world wants to place around us. She makes a charge to all to live with authenticity and to continually redefine cultural standards.

Recognition & Press

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA Social Activism through the Arts Award

Brookline TAB, Brookline, MA Community-focused event tackling racism, social justice starts in Brookline