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Dina Torrans

Singer, Songwriter, Visual Artist.


Dina was a founding member of the hip-pop band Family Ritual whose recordings included their full length debut album Saloon and several single & EP collections. Several songs from that collection were licensed for use in film and television as well as receiving radio airplay and winning a number of grants and awards in the Toronto arts community


Dina continues to write and record songs in the Mojave high desert of California at Earth House Hold Studios and with Melody Lane Records. She has been collaborating with her husband Jeffrey Barrett and several other talented players and songwriters out here since they arrived in 2019. 


She is currently working on a collection of songs to be recorded and released by Melody Lane Records in 2024.

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Dina has lent her voice, her writing or her production and performance skills to a number of musical projects over the years including:


Oliver Schroer - Jigzup

Taksi Rider - Sightings 

Smiling Ben - Everybody’s Waiting

Jon Stancer - For the Birds

The Memory Project - Oklahoma’s Burning

Nowhere Men - Edge of the World 


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