A Southern Manitoba soul that fell in love with the North, Demetra is rich with experience. Visual artist, yogi, musician and world traveller, she has studied yoga on Thai islands, hung art in Austrian galleries and played songs for fishermen and polar bears in Churchill.
Over a short time Demetra has made a name for herself in the music industry. Since her sold out multimedia album release show at the Cinematheque on January 25th, 2012 and the official digital release of her album ‘Lone Migration’, Demetra has been climbing CBC and campus radio charts, getting reviews in weeklies and blogs across Canada and beyond.
In 2012 alone her music reached #2 on Exclaim! Earshot folk and roots charts, as well as 6 weeks on the CBC R3-30 countdown eventually cracking the top 10 at #7. She was featured in and graced the covers of both the Uniter and Uptown Magazine (annual Local Heroes edition) as well as reviewed in weeklies across Canada such as Now! Toronto, the Montreal Mirror, and Exclaim.
Grounding herself in Winnipeg, Manitoba for short stints, Demetra has performed at a handful of folk festival (including the world renowned Winnipeg Folk Festival) and contributed to the Record of the Week Club. More recently, she committed her music to tape with the help of Andrew Braun (Rococode, Hannah Georgas), Paul Bergman, Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, The Waking Eyes) and a guest appearance by Inuit throat singer, Nikki Komaksiutiksak.
The result is Lone Migration – an exploration of her experiences, rooted deep in images of the icy tundra and the endless Arctic Sea. Produced and recorded by Matt Peters, the album is as sonically sparse and spacious as the Northern home it was birthed in. And it is all anchored around Demetra's soaring, intimate voice – crossing snowy plains and spinning words about broken hearts, ice maidens, spirits and living in the wild.
With her silken voice revealing a wild soul of the world, Demetra's songs speak to broad landscapes, icy tundra, and the solitude of the wild. They are manifested in bone-chilling melodies, haunting arrangements and the warm blanket of lush reverb.
She has performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Exchange, Brandon Folk Festival, The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, The Back 40 Folk Festival, and Harvest Moon Festival.
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