Kelissa McDonald was born and raised in the hills of St. Andrew, Jamaica. At an early age, Kelissa developed an inclination to listening and making music, largely influenced by reggae and Rastafari. With her parents as the lead vocalists in the reggae band ‘Chakula,’ there was constantly music pulsating from her home. Her music has evolved into an expression of her background as well her stimulating living experiences in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Ghana. At the moment Kelissa resides in Jamaica where she continues to make positive and conscious music as an avenue to express her diverse experiences and to inspire and uplift others.