Brampton performers heading to North by Northeast showcase
Published May 31, 2022 at 12:24 pm
Brampton talent will be taking centre stage for a showcase of local artists at the North by Northeast Music Festival next month.
NXNE takes place across the city of Toronto from June 14 to 19 in a celebration of community and new music with showcases, panels, and parties.
Some of Brampton’s best and brightest performers will be featured at the This is Brampton: NEXT UP showcase, curated by Brampton hip-hop artist TC Spades at the iconic Rivoli restaurant on Friday, June 17.
Spades performed at SXSW in 2019 and recently curated the Rising Vibes showcase at the Rose Brampton.
But for the NEXT UP showcase, Spades tapped performances by:
- Ashlye: An early emerging singer/songwriter from Brampton, who is striving to bring music that heals, expresses and touches upon souls other than her own. Through covers and original renditions of artists, this genuine artist connects influenced sounds of R&B and soul with a history of classical by the warmth and passion of her voice.
- Keziaa: A singer/songwriter born and raised in Brampton Ontario, Keziaa has been an artist since age eight, working hard to develop her own style, range and vocal abilities in hip hop, R&B, soul, and afroswing.
- Mixtapper: Jordan Francis, aka “MixTapper,” is a recording artist from Brampton, Ontario. Affiliated with the Brampton-native collective “MADE2EAT,” Francis has been releasing music professionally since 2018 while also filming and editing his music videos. Francis’s sound can be described as a blend of modern trap production with elements of both old and new rhyming aesthetics.
- Osé: Known for her soulful voice and profound lyricism, this 18-year-old is making waves in the music community. Born in Nigeria and raised in Brampton to parents of Nigerian descent, Osé has been singing in church since the age of four and has since refined her talents into a raw and arresting vocal prowess that leaves the audience wanting more.
Spades said he is excited for the opportunity to not only perform at the festival but also showcase fellow Brampton artists to the Toronto music scene and larger music industry.
“I’m honoured to be bringing such great talent from the City of Brampton to the NXNE stage because I know these performers are going to put on an amazing show,” Spades said in a release.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising