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YourHomieNaomi

YourHomieNaomi is a new Toronto based Ethiopian-Canadian singer and songwriter. She comes forth with catchy melodies, but with roots in the art of spoken word, her songwriting is heavily lyric-focused. Using groovy alternative-R&B to convey stories that challenge society’s narrative of women and love, YourHomieNaomi writes songs about finding strength through vulnerability

Tina Ford

Tina Ford is a Neo-Afro Soul musician originally from Uganda and based in Toronto. Her sound is influenced by jazz and Afro rhythm beats. She has been on many stages before here in  including the Festival International nuit d'Afrique in Montreal , personal and local events. Her strong stage presence and energy captivate the message she so soulfully and swiftly conveys with her voice. 

She released her first EP called Beginners Luck in 2014 following her second EP City Night Lights. You can find them both on music platforms such as Itunes, Spotify and soundcloud. Many do not fail to recognize her dazzling soul style and personality. Her unique character captures a drawing combination of Afro beat and American jazz culture.

Tina has used the art of story telling through music. She infuses elements of blues, funk, reggae, neo-soul and Afro beat to bring to light cultural narratives. She also incorporates dance and drama as a form of expressing and demonstrating cultures she has been influenced by.

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Phatt Al

He’s a Dora nominated actor and band leading rapper of the Juno nominated NuFunk band ‘God Made ME Funky’. He (and/ or his voice) has appeared in various commercials, TV shows, and movies internationally. You may know him as the Juicy Fruit Man, or the voice of Eggo Waffles, and Wendy’s. Al currently is the creator of the long-form hip-hop class ‘Yes Yes Y’all’ and is a member of Second City Toronto’s National Touring Company.

 

Dana Jean Phoenix

Dana Jean Phoenix is a Canadian synthwave singer-songwriter and musical theatre actress. She is also the female lead singer of the Juno-Nominated Toronto Funk outfit, God Made Me Funky.