Batuki Music Society
presents KAE SUN launching live: Ship and The Globe and other tracks off the forthcoming release AFRIYIE at the Rivoli on Thursday March 14, 2013.
AFRIYIE opening: Ayo Leilani and Jamilah (Pan Fried Afrika)
Ghana-born, Toronto-based musician-songwriter Kae Sun launches live in
concert the first single "Ship and The Globe" from his next full-length
album AFRIYIE, produced by Kae Sun and Science!, and set for release
Kae’s latest work
explores themes of spiritual growth, fearless exploration, and
vulnerability. As the artist explains, "the way I came to music was part
of a bigger search. Exploration and fearless expression was a part of a
spiritual journey for me and continues to be. It was never initially
about a career or a certain style or anything like that. It was about
easing anxiety and being closer to God. In that sense I'm always
creating to satisfy that part of me. The songs on this record are deeply
personal for that very reason."
This new effort by the
singer-songwriter builds on the success of his previous releases. For
his 2011 EP Outside the Barcode, Kae Sun was inspired by the return to
his native homeland Ghana. After nine years of living in Canada, he
found a renewed drive for creating the raw and non-commoditized artistic
experiences that shaped his passion for music.
2009’s Lion on a
Leash, the well-received LP that landed on the iTunes 2009 Rewind List
and earned esteemed reviews from Exclaim, The Montreal Gazette,
Okayafrica, as well as gaining recognition on many critics' lists for
top indie release of the year. The success of Kae’s work has led him to
play venues and festivals across Canada, UK, Dubai and Ghana.
AYO LEILANI is a local singer/songwriter and producer. Leilani has
successfully carved out a niche in the city’s indie scene. Her musical
style ranges from hip hop to soulful house and offers her listeners
sweet sounds without all the added preservatives. Leilani speaks to the
complexities of life with songs about social justice, power, love and
KAE SUN with Ayo Leilani and Jamilah (Pan Fried Afrika)
Thursday March 14, 2013
The Rivoli – 334 Queen St. W. Toronto
Doors: 9 PM Show: 10 PM
Tickets: $12 ADV | $15 door
Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council.
Batuki Music SocietyP.O. Box 68585
360A Bloor St. W.Toronto, ONM5S 1X0
"nurturing and strengthening cultural diversity through music and the arts."
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