Tha beings of Black Folks Dont Swim? found alignment in September 2020 to safely gather and kick soulful sounds in the legendary DC venue the House of Secrets 4 Slut Island Fest MTL.
- Kailasa A. On lead Vox
- Ashante Universe + Najah Milan on Supporting Vox
- Drew Kid on Keyboards
- Nithin Venkatraman on guitar
- DeZ McNeil aka _Qisum on tha drums
- Sweets on tha Bass
Shot by Asha Santee
Sound by Rhythm Lingo
Edited by Sweets on tha Bass
Special thanks to:
Bev Price, Zach, all the believers
"Nivram"is a diy experimental music project started in 2017 in Surrey and Vancover BC, which is where they grew up. Nivram makes music about Fear,their ancestors, breaking free of generational trauma, love songs about people and things that they once knew or was and Things they have seen and also never have seen but have experienced. When asked about who they make music for Nivram answered "I hope that when black alternative kids who are constantly having to be in spaces where they do not see themselves hear my Stuff or see my work they feel somewhat of a connection because that's literally who I do this for, apart from myself ofc" outside of Nivram they venture in other creative work and have recently founded an Art collective called Unity which is a space/platform for bipoc queer and trans people in Canada.
Syana (PureMulato) is a Montreal local DJ/Producer/Performer and multi-disciplinary artist. Born and raised in the city, the young artist always bases her sets on the experiences and culture she has seen not only in this city, but wherever she has travelled. Originally introduced into the nightlife through ballroom, Syana started her days in the now ex Kiki House of Disney and is now part of the idiosyncratic House of Barbara… You can find her in interviews, discussions and always at your local rave ;).
A spiritual free being, with a fearless attitude on the beat. Lia is a 20 years old Canadian female artist who has talent for creating infectious atmospheres with mystery around her music. Born and raised in Ottawa’s south side, the music she creates reflects on her environment as a youth, and discovering herself as a young adult.
00:00 The 3 Fates
05:41 Getcha Froot On
10:08 #SayHerName Again
27:06 London Fog
Strange Froots is an “alternative chill-soul” trio formed in 2014 at NBS studio, a music centre for youths in Cote-des-Neiges. As the first all-fem initiative from the studio, the group is made up of musicians, beatmakers, MCs and singer-songwriters: Montrealers Naïka Champaïgne and SageS, and DMV-born Mags.
Sofia Fly is a DJ/Producer/Vocalist from Toronto. A Trans Woman and Queer nightlife Queen, she frequently DJs at some of the biggest Queer parties in Toronto and recently started her own party series called Bitchcraft. Named one of NOW Magazine’s “artists to watch in 2020”, her songs feature poetic party-girl lyrics set to a latin inspired fusion of trap and house music. She released her debut EP “Rosé” in 2019 available on all streaming platforms.
Eliza Kavtion is the performance vehicle of indigenous first nations Musician,performance and recording artist Eliza Kahero:ton Santos.
Eliza’s work explores and exploits elements of modern indigenous life and its relation to Pop culture,spirituality and colonialist authority.
Based in Drone, Blues and the avant-garde, Eliza has opened for experimental music luminaries such as Godspeed you! Black emperor, Keiji Haino and Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)
Magi Merlin is a singer/songwriter based in Montreal. She Is inspired by Frank Ocean and other people that sound like Frank Ocean. She is very well-rounded.
Despite her appearance, audiences should NOT expect Vegan straight-edge crust punk music! She is a fun & well-rounded Rnb singer who is very well-rounded and fun.