Profiles P. K. Giunta Pat brings his skills as a guitarist, bass player and vocalist to Cheza. Pat has been a member of several successful groups including The Dancing Wu Li Masters. Pat also performs with local folk artist Christine Graves among others. Pat can be reached at: patrick Rob Graves Rob is a percussionist who specializes in music for dance and has collaborated with many modern dance…

Music > Cheza > Lyrics

Here is a selection of lyrics from our first CD Asante (Thanks) – from Cheza By Paul Weber First came voice Then came drum Together, under the African sun And their child was the dance And the people sang a song of thanks Yelelele yelelele Asante Song for their work Song for their play Song to keep all bad spirits away For the mother giving…

Canal Records

Canal Records has a long and prestigious history in Ottawa. The following artists have recorded material released on the Canal Records label. If you wish to obtain their recordings please contact them directly. Artist Contact info Andrea Karam Web Site Angstones angstones(AT)aol(DOT)com Cheza info(AT)cheza(DOT)ca Jivewires Web Site Linda Miller and Nathan Curry Web Site Six Mile Bridge Three Sheets to the Wind


Cheza, live and unplugged at the Black Sheep in Wakefield Quebec, January 9, 2011

Upcoming Shows

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011 City: Ottawa Venue: Centurion Conference Centre Details: ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER The success of the CANHAVE Annual Fundraising Dinner has obliged us to seek a new venue. We are thrilled that last year’s event was sold out. We expect an event bigger turnout this year. AND, we have the fabulous SIFA choir singing for us, followed by a performance by Loic…

Music > Shaker > Lyrics

We couldn’t fit the translations onto the CD insert so we’ve included them here for those of you interested in the details. O Tubarão (The Shark) – from Shaker By Paul Weber I walked down to the water and dove into the sea To the Straits of Gibraltar the current carried me I thought it was me only, the sea the sun and I Until…


Some good news from Ottawa for once! Cheza is a very welcome and impressive addition to Canada’s steadily growing stock of talented and entertaining ‘world’ music bands. William Bain CFFF Radio, Chimes of FreedomHot pepper music that won’t sting your eyes John Lyttle Ottawa Xpress Click here for full textUn disque plein d’énergie et de variété, qui nous fait lever de nos chaise et danser?…


Mail Order Cheza CD’s are available directly from us for $20. This includes postage and handling. Just send us an e-mail at info(AT)cheza(DOT)ca and we’ll fill your order. At your favourite music store In Ottawa you can purchase Cheza CD’s at the following locations: Compact Music, 785 ½ Bank Street Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank Street CD Warehouse, 1383 Clyde Avenue HMV, various locations

News Archive

Cheza’s new MP3 site has taken off.  As of mid May 2002 Cheza songs are #1, 4, 5, 9 and 13 on the MP3 African Charts.  The song “ Asante ” from our first CD is number one.  We’re currently averaging around 500 downloads a day.  And for those of you who wonder about these things, Cheza does receive a small payment for every song that is downloaded. Keep a close eye on…


Some recent 2011 press on Cheza Ottawa Citizen – Article on upcoming show at Black Sheep (at bottom of Brock Zeeman article)  – January 2011 Ottawa Sun – Cheza Reunion Full of Good Vibrations – January 2011   — Last updated Spring 2011