“Amai Kuda CD Launch Celebration”
Friday October 7
292 Brunswick Ave
also featuring performances by
and Amai Kuda with full band
advance tickets $10
$20 with CD purchase
Singer/songwriter Amai Kuda launches her debut CD Sand From The Sea with a special concert
October 7 at The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave in Toronto. Doors open at 9pm.
Amai Kuda will be performing music from her new album with a full band. Please visit amaikuda.com for further details.
Sand from the Sea is the work of a young music artist determined to match her creative instincts with her strong feelings about the world she lives in.
Beginning with the sound of her drum, and what NOW Magazine’s Benjamin Boles called her “powerful, soulful” voice, Amai Kuda has created an album of music that doesn’t yet fit into any category.
Infectious, dynamic, and highly original, this 13 song CD mixes diasporic blues, Caribbean, continental african, soul and gospel with the flavours of hip hop and electronica.
From the more poetic lyrics of ‘Down in the Delta’ to the super direct political statement’s in ‘So Confused’ , Amai Kuda’s songs reflect the life and times of an activist and songwriter who is learning to trust the power of the poetry in her songs.
The name Amai Kuda means “mother to the will of the creator” in the southern African language Shona. As the daughter of an internationally awarded writer, Nourbese Philip, who has used her work to speak out about all kinds of injustice, Amai Kuda grew up attending demonstrations and listening to her elders passionately discuss the history and future of African peoples.
Aside from her work as a musician and songwriter, Amai Kuda co-founded and co-coordinates three organizations, Moyo Wa Africa, Seven Directions and R3, dedicated to the decolonization of African peoples and to indigenous solidarity respectively.
Sand from The Sea will be released on October 7, and will be available through iTunes, Amazon and in hard copy at Soundscapes on College St.
The CD Launch is presented by R3: (Roots Rhythms Resistance), an artists’ collective recovering indigenous roots and resisting colonial oppression through music, dance, visual art and theatre for and by marginalized peoples, with a particular focus on Queer Indigenous and Queer communities of colour.
Toronto Arts Council
Toronto Women’s Bookstore
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