Past song of the week / March 2019

Kelly Fraser

From the album Sedna

Featured track, available from March 28 to April 5

Kelly Fraser is ready to share some new music on the Winnipeg live stage at Palomino Club on April 11. Originally from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, Fraser has garnered acclaim and media nods for her original EDM and pop songs, her her pop covers in Inuktitut, and her user of traditional Inuit drum and throat singing, seeking to spread messages of joy, healing, and cultural pride through a blend of traditional Inuit music and modern production. She appears this month in CBC's Meet 10 Indigenous women who are following their passions in 2019.

Her album Sedna earned nominations from The JUNO Award and Indigenous Music Awards last year. Now, she's set to follow that up with new singles, including the just-released "Rebound Girl" and her upcoming "Decolonized Rhymes" single, which drops April 30 and gives a little taste of her new album Decolonize, which is slated for a July release. She'll be celebrating the "Rebound Girl" release with Winnipeg audiences at the Palomino Club next month with opener PJ Vegas. Stay tuned for a video later in April. This week, Fraser is in Toronto for the Market Builder project this week. On the horizon, Fraser will return to Toronto for a coveted showcase spot at Canadian Music Week on May 7. 

In addition to her busy music schedule, Fraser teaches Inuktitut language lessons, does cultural and motivational speaking, teaches songwriting, and helps to organize Nunavut Hitmakerz, a project which aims to give underprivileged Nunavummiut youth opportunities to learn creative expression and technical skills. Fraser also teaches children in Winnipeg about Inuit through the Aboriginal School of Dance.

We've got her tune "Sedna" for you as this week's feature. Press play, don't miss Kelly Fraser live on stage, and stay tune for much more. 



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