Having fronted bands since she was fifteen years old, Elsa Gebremichael has many years of experience in the Canadian music scene and continues to grow as a self managed musician, songwriter, producer and performer. In her previous projects (We Were Lovers, The Radiation Flowers, and From Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z) Elsa has toured throughout Europe and North America, showcased at festivals such as SXSW, NXNE, HPX, CMJ and BIME in Spain, has opened for Janelle Monae, Tegan and Sara, and Metric, was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year and played at the first ever Afropunk Music Festival in NYC. She has played and written songs in many different genres throughout her life and has influences that range from various forms of Rock to Pop to Disco, Soul & RnB – all of which have brought her to this culminating moment, in her first project as a solo artist, WILD BLACK.
Eekwol and T-Rhyme - The For Women By Women (FWBW) Project
Eekwol and T-Rhyme are seasoned rappers from nehiyaw and Dene territories, currently living in Saskatoon. The For Women By Women Project (FWBW) was born out of an awakening and realization that in our music, we need to create the dialogue and steer the narratives to be our own truths. As a nehiyaw iskwewuk (Indigenous women) we are living the results of the damage that colonization placed on our families. Guided by the intentions of creating a good life and a protected path for our daughters, we are changing the story, one rhyme at a time. With beats by Justin Knight, Shane Keepness and Doc Blaze, FWBW is the beginning of a movement. We’re here to lift consciousness, not asses. We’re here to reflect our matriarchal ancestors, not in a bathroom mirror selfie. We are here to recognize our power.