Jana Mashonee's CD New Moon Born is Music I Can Listen to While I Write

I’ve read a bit on Hubpages about people’s writing habits and how some people listen to music when they sit a their computers to create. I could never do that, until this afternoon.

At some point in my internet ramblings I came across Jana Mashonee’s music. She is a Native American singer from Robeson, NC who now lives in New York City. I remember thinking then that I should go back to her website and order a Christmas album. Never did, but apparently I signed up on her website because today I was notified of the new CD she has released called “New Moon Born”. I went to the site and it played the songs in the background as I continued to explore her musical history and accomplishments. I figured out how to join up on the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards web site and voted for her for best pop album.

As I was doing that, I realized that I could work (write) while the music played in the background. I was astonished because I have never been able to string two sentences together if there was any kind of distraction in the room. I took off to itunes and found the album there and it was a steal for $7.99! There are seventeen songs on this CD and they are all excellent. I am writing this now while the album plays in the background and it is so calming. Wow!

I want this poster!

While looking at Jana’s store I noted that she has a poster. I could simply buy it but it would be more fun if she gave me one. Here is how that might work. If only five of you loyal Hubpages followers of resspenser will go to her web site and sign up for her newsletter then let me know you did I can get a free one. If you like the music, please buy it from her site or on itunes.

Listen and watch this!

There might be a prettier version of Amazing Grace, but I haven't heard it.

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lmmartin 6 years ago from Alberta and Florida

I will check her out, you old groupie you. Lynda

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getitrite 6 years ago

This is awesome. I am from Robeson County NC. My mom is Lumbee. I cannot believe you found this. Thanks. GREAT SINGER!!!

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resspenser 6 years ago from South Carolina Author


What on earth do you mean? I am simply enjoying the music. The fact that this lady is smokin' hot never was part of the equation. Right.


I am sorry to admit I do not know where Robeson County is exactly. I noticed when I checked wikipedia that it has a 38% Native American population. Do you know what town Janna is from or anything about her that is not on her site? Thanks for reading and she is a great singer.

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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I started listening to music while doing homework and writing in order to mask out outside noises which were more distracting.

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resspenser 6 years ago from South Carolina Author

Try this music, dahoglund. I think you'll like it!

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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

I'll have to check that music out! I love music and listen to it whenever I can but for some reason when I'm trying to write, it is like 2 worlds colliding. I have to save the music for proofreading or going over pictures or I tend to drift off and not be able to focus on the words! Maybe it's because I have it turned up too loud and I'm dancing at the same time!

Good post and thanks for the tip on another artist. I'm always looking for more!

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resspenser 6 years ago from South Carolina Author


I have been the same way. But I can play Jana's music and work. It is odd that I can do it with her music, may have something to do with my damaged ears!

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getitrite 6 years ago


She would probably be from somewhere around Lumberton.

But most likely she is from Pembroke, which is actually run by the Lumbee tribe. You can get there by taking

US route 74. It's not far from "South of the Border"

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mitch529 6 years ago

I've been a fan of Jana Mashonee for quite some time, but this new CD New Moon Born is her best I think. It's great to see new people discovering her. I'm a member of her Facebook page and over time feel like I know her. She does so many good things for Native kids. She's always posting...you should check out her page = www.facebook.com/janamashonee I think, I got it from my browser. Anyway, thanks for posting, always love reading good things about this Native Princess!

Ralph Thomas 6 years ago

Jana is a gift from above to all mankind! We love her.

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paradisemotel2000 6 years ago

I hope you get her Christmas CD,, and her new Book,, it is very inspiring! I have all her music and not a day goes by I don't listen to it!

Bob Cornish 6 years ago

I know how you feel LOL I couldn't live without Jana & her music, her music has been my constant companion for almost 6 years now and I couldn't work LOL or play with out her ;-) Jana is truly sent by the Creator, a voice and presence we sorely need in this world today.

I've been doubly blessed far beyond what I deserve.

I thank Creator every day for bringing her into my life.

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resspenser 6 years ago from South Carolina Author

Mitch 529,

Thanks for reading the hub. I have been to the facebook and myspace sites and there is much to be learned there.

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resspenser 6 years ago from South Carolina Author

Ralph, paradise, and Bob

I can't say enough good things about this music and everything I find out about her indicates she is a blessing to the world!

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MarilynMorrison 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Windrider Honn 5 years ago

I have followed JANA for suite some time now and find her Amazeing ,,and she is a credit to Native American and a Peace keeper of the World. In the Spirit of one People Ty JANA MASHONEE.

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resspenser 5 years ago from South Carolina Author

Exactly, Windrider! Thanks for reading this hub.

windrider honn 5 years ago

i HAVE never met ms JANA i respecto Her music abilità ,, as EVERYONE IS pwrdicting death ,, shes as ALL music songs ABOUT God n Senegal i aol TY Love n SMILES amazeing artisti Amen

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