"A joy for life and a love of music have made Janice Allen one of New England's most popular children's performers."
~ The Boston Globe
"Janice Allen is my first choice as a performer... her material is always fun, interesting and designed for learning."
~ The Boston Children's Museum
"You brought the house down... you have captured our hearts and inspired us all."
~ The Endowment for Children in Crisis
"Our sincerest gratitude for the generosity, talent, and commitment you showed by singing so movingly and leading us all in song!"
~ First Church Roxbury
Janice Allen specializes in a blend of African-American
spirituals, gospel and Broadway musical songs. With a range of African
and African-American percussion instruments joined with her trademark
acappella vocals, Janice Allen takes her audiences on a rhythmic
journey from the Georgia Sea Islands to the African continent. Janice
Allen is also famous for getting an entire audience to dance and sing
traditional African-American children's circle games.
Called "One of New England's most popular children's performers" by the Boston Globe, Janice Allen has toured nationally and made frequent concert appearances in Africa and Japan. Janice Allen conducted the Boston children's choir that was featured at the Nelson Mandela Celebration at Boston Esplanade Hatch pavilion before a live audience of over 200,000 people and a national television audience. She is winner of the 1989 Boston Parent's Paper Children's Entertainer of the Year award and has performed in lead roles in "Black Nativity," Revels and the Wheelock Family Theater musical "Sound of Music."