Dominican / Dominica
Lianne “Lí-Lí” Letang, daughter of Dominican soil with Bajan roots, and multitalented singing sensation, began singing at age 4. At that age her first public appearance was a memorable rendition of the 90’s classic ‘I will always love you’ by Whitney Houston. Being no stranger to crowds, she continued singing at church services and events, graduations and concerts.
Lí-Lí is a four-octave vocal range singer with a powerful register that will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the next note!
Music has always been Lianne’s first passion and her passion carried her through her high school years, where she was an active student in the school choir (the Dominica Seventh Day Adventist school, now known as the Author Waldron Academy). In the year 2005, and again in 2006 she secured first place Gold medals at the local annual School Arts Festival.
After having been invited to perform, not once, but twice, before Dominican President Nicholas J.O. Liverpool in the years 2007 and 2008; a few years later her talent was scouted out by foreign event organizers and that was when she began making appearances at a regional level, in countries such as Barbados, Antigua and Martinique. She is known for her powerful belting range and sincere vocal passion that radiates through every word that escapes her lips. Not only that, but her ability to relate to any crowd as if she were relaying a story with all the emotion she feels, is a moment worth experiencing.
The singer’s love affair with Jazz, R&B and Neo Soul led her to becoming the first lead vocalist of Dominican Jazz band “Breve”, performing for Dominican President Eliud Williams in 2012, ‘Road Side Jazz’ on Friday evenings and from there onto the Dominica’s annual Jazz and Creole Festival of the same year. Being driven by the thought that “anything worth doing is worth doing well”, she never grew weary of finding new ways to improve and develop her talent.
Fast forward seven years later to 2019, the dedicated mother of one, hair stylist, baker, poet, singer, songwriter and developing musician, graced the stage at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, sharing a momentous and historic moment with Pastor Shirley Caesar on stage.
Lí-Lí is endeared by producers as the Caribbean Queen of Neo Soul.