Mponda Kalunga & MATATA 6
Born in Egypt, Mponda spent 7 years in a refugee camp in Tanzania. "I started hunting at the age of eight just so my family and I could eat". Eventually moving to Canada, he established himslef as a boxing champion, and a soulful musician uniting his fellow band members Tamas Pal (Guitar) Daniel Roach (Sax)
Wayne Morales (Bass) and Jacob Blanchard (Drums) in Toronto, now calling themselves MATATA 6.
Born in Cape Coast, Ghana at a very tender age, Fynn lost his family. Becoming an orphan he started training in yoga, acrobatics, and music, soon after starting to travel and perform for thousands of people. As an international artist, humanitarian activist and a yogi, "Mr. Fantastik" has toured around the world organizing workshops and performing shows and festivals to raise funds to build a centre for national culture learning and talent development for street kids in his hometown, Cape Coast, Ghana
Clara the "Sidewalk Cellist" roams the planet sharing music wherever she goes. Performing anywhere from outdoor festivals, foreign schools, or busking on the streets, she has echoed her sounds from Vancouver to Montreal to Cambodia and continues to travel the world sharing her beauty and expressing her love of music around the globe.
Kárà-Kátà celebrates and shares the beauty of African/Canadian multiculturalism with dance, music, and fashion. Bringing vibrancy and positivity to their shows and festivals all around. With an exotic sound fusing Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Funk, Blues, Salsa, Rock and Soul this AfroBeat band is based in Vancouver, Canada.
As a child, Kah Ris was simultaneously exposed to a variety of musical genres. Her mother introduced her to gospel albums very early and Kah Ris joined the church choir at age 6. At that age Kah Ris started teaching herself the keyboard and eventually wrote her first song at the age of ten. As a songwriter, she developed a rare ability to glide across genres with her storytelling.
Originality, dedication, and consciousness. Opening up for artist such as Tupac, Sean Paul, and Salt-N-Pepa "Melodic Yoza" is a veteran in the music industry. Hailing from New York by way of Jamaica and Canada, this talented artist set out to deliver a unique twist to his music, blending elements of Reggae, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Jazz and Pop into a personal formula. Highly respected for his hard work and positive energy, "Yoza" now bases his music career in Toronto, Ontario releasing his latest album "Countri Boi Kingston"
Nigerian artist, traveling around the world creating afro influenced music along the way. PapaRaZzle creates lyrics of love and passion into his art, constructing an uplifting style of music. Expressing warmth in his melodies and vocal layering, the young Afro-Pop artist is establishing his unique sound.
Born and raised in Brampton, Ontario Singer/Songwriter Durreyl started training in different styles of dance since the age of 6, currently
incorporating it in her live
performances. Having the
opportunity to have worked alongside artists like Drake and Rihanna, now inspired is this young star.
Geography of the Moon
Coming together in East London during the summer of 2016, a duo comprising vocalist Virginia Bones and multi-instrumentalist/ sound engineer Santa Pazienza. They started playing in London and completed a tour of South East Asia in the winter. Their first album “Permanent Summer” was released on June 14th 2018, a piece of work full of hypnotic loops, raw emotion, darkness, sadness and defiance.
Den Sessions began as a web series showcasing local artists, broadcasting out of a living room turned live recording studio.
Fusing individual styles of Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk and World Music.
Lead Guitar/Vocals (Michael Fabro) Keys (Kal Mattu), Bass (Colin Sankey) Drums (Karan Mattu)
Follow the web series on Youtube and Instagram for a taste of what’s to come!
Empress Start A Fyah Sound
"Empress Start A Fyah Sound" DJ's around the city for various artists and brings life to events all around the province. Rooted down in Kensington Market she has been playing all the old but gold reggae songs up to the latest culture tracks.
Born in a countryside community in Cambodia, Samnang has made quite the journey to get to where he is now. Moving to the busy city as a young boy, he took to the streets sifting through garbage just to make money. Life was hard but finding music in his heart lead to dedication to learning the Chapei and Violin, he later became a music teacher for kids based in Phnom Penh. Now playing music for bigger crowds and sharing his love and laughter all around, in 2018 Samnang performed for the King of Cambodia and continues to inspire and share his music.
From a remote village on the border of Myanmar and Thailand, Tsa Le is a self taught finger-style guitarist, teaching kids and performing in South East Asia. He has started building a library/music school in his village, a project that will bring opportunity's of growth and teaching in a rural area of the world.
Jamaican roots with the focus to expand her talents "Stripe Queen" is based in Toronto, performing around the province. She has a degree in linguistics and is almost fluent in sign language, now incorporating these skills into her performance.
Born in Ghana "Chita Movalez" is a heavy hitting dancehall artist. Speaking in the form of art about the struggles of a difficult lifestyle, living in shelters and facing challenges of coming to Canada. "Chita" lets his music become a symbol of hope for young artists.
Formed in 2004, The Elektrix is a cover band based in Katmandu, Nepal. Consisting of highly motivated, enthusiastic and professional musicians, they have over 13 years of experience playing around different venues in Nepal, incorporating original music into their performances. Tesring Chophel (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar) Deepak Shakya (Bass), Sanj Shrestha (Drums), Roshan Lama (Electric Guitar)