Friday September 10th, 2021
Nine emerging Canadian artists have been selected for the First Up with RBCxMusic program https://www.instagram.com/rbcxmusic/?hl=en. . “It’s a cross-country initiative where RBCxMusic provides each selected individual participant with a platform for exposure, funding, education and mentorship opportunities. The current Featured Artists are:”
- Braden Lam – Halifax Indie Artist
- Ila Barker – Winnipeg-based Indigenous singer-songwriter
- Keynes– Toronto based rapper by way of Ottawa and born in Kinshasa, DRC in 1995
- Lu Kala – Congolese-Canadian singer and songwriter
- MAYFLY– Montreal-based indie pop duo
- Miranda Joan – Neo-soul singer and songwriter born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver
- Sylo Nozra – Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter
- Tafari Anthony – Queer Toronto based artist whose music blends R&B, pop, and soul.
- Töme – 2021 JUNO Award winner for Reggae Record of the Year
Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Winnipeg-based Indigenous singer-songwriter Ila Barker https://www.ilabarker.comabout about her career, upcoming new music and latest single “Let Go” https://tinyurl.com/5bekxjw2 featuring Milan André Boronell .