By Moboluwajidide Joseph
When speaking with Ayo Leilani and SunSun, our conversation was filled with laughter as I tried to piece together their experiences as two queer women of colour living in Toronto, with careers as professional music artists. The duo, with Mas Aya who is their drummer, comprise Above Top Secret: a Toronto based music group whose distinct sound can be described as an eclectic mix of hip-hop, dub, electro and soul.
By Randy Reid
VIBE105 has joined in on Raptormania during the 2019 NBA Finals with a creative twist on Ka’wine & Dine [#kawineanddine]!
By Ishawna Ross
Brampton is home to tons of talent that has been making huge waves in the music scene and Romeyo Wilson is another to add that roster. With tracks like “Birthday” & “Tell Your Body” —just to name a few— this Brampton native brings back that R&B core sound with his own twist to it. With a melodic sound, and smooth voice he is definitely one to carry on the torch representing the many talents coming out of Canada.
By Benjamin Akpan
There’s no denying the influence of Korea in western culture. Korean soap operas have become a staple ever since Netflix began offering Korean dramas on its platform in 2008. And never forget the ever-alluring 10-step Korean skincare routine currently sweeping the beauty industry. Amidst all the toners, serums, and sheet masks comes Korean music, K-Pop.
By Yulia Fedorov
Hip hop artist Amrit Singh, aka, Noyz, is known for advocating for change through his rap lyrics. His hits, such as Degrees of Freedom, The Zoo, and I Got a Love, all focus on a variety of hard-hitting subjects like racism, mental health, and police brutality. But what many don’t know about Noyzis that not only is he a social justice advocate through his music, but he’s also making change happen off-stage.
By Ellie King
Toronto is a haven for artists of all backgrounds to fulfill their dreams and is a community that will constantly provide you with the tools to do so.
Asian Canadian talent have especially been thriving, whether it’s dominating the Juno Awards or ruling the underground DJ scene. During Asian Heritage Month, we recognize, celebrate, honour and understand the ways this initiative benefits Asian communities and all communities.