Aspects & Rita Carter:
Aspects and Rita Carter have been inspiring each other and making music together for over a decade. Booked on the same bill, they first met at The Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa’s Byward Market in 2007. Since then, they’ve written catalogues of music, played numerous shows together, mentored many young aspiring artists, and bridged the gap between musical genres within their community by hosting open jams.
Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter and inaugural winner of the BullsEye Emerging Artist award from ImagineNATIVE. Her much-anticipated debut album “Breakwall” is a swelling, soft symphony of stirring lyrics and intricate guitar. A natural performer, she holds audiences spellbound with her haunting vocals and poetics. Currently working hard on her sophomore album She Fell From the Sky.
Kimberly Sunstrum is a Queer, Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Growing up in both Botswana and Canada throughout her formative years, she listened to a mix of South African pop hits, classic R&B, old-time country and Traditional Motown; genre styles that are present and evident in her music. Blending profound vocals with heartfelt lyrics, Sunstrum’s music delves into topics on family, race, feminism, Queerness and the ways these multidimensional identities influence how we navigate the world. Infused with energy, Sunstrum’s music speaks to and draws in her multifaceted listeners. Her performances are intimate, authentic and create a long-lasting soulful connection to her audience.
at Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St
$15 at doors
Free with MEGA, FO’SHOWS or FO’ SHOWS+ passes.
Festival passes available here: megaphono.eventbrite.com
Doors at 8:30 pm