Equalizer Kamo is Canadian originally from the D.R. Congo (Zaire) where he was born and raised. He started music since he was 9 years old in Kinshasa (the capital city of D.R. Congo) but managed to get his university degree in Congo and Canada. He has played music with many of the Congolese celebrities such as: Papa Wemba, Koffi Olomide, Wenge Musica, Fally Ipupa, Kanda Bongo Man, Awilo Longomba and so on, not forgetting gospel music. He moved to Canada since 1997 and to Edmonton in 1998. Working in different fields, also as a busy family and community man, he has given himself the discipline to find time for music and not to abandoned this gift given by God. He has a recording studio and supports artists that can’t afford to pay big money in bigger recording studios, also make beats especially Afro and Congolese beats. He is the Congolese Choir director and this Equalizer Band Leader.
Oozeela (Left) is literally a combination of African rhythm that makes you get off your seat and dance with Caribbean vibes that turns a musical experience into a spiritual transformation. He can be found on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram as @Oozeela. Ladies and gents: OOZEELA
Alain Intwali (Right) is a Mixing Engineer/Rapper Born in Rwanda and currently based in Edmonton, Alberta. Alain is a co-founder and member of Pentrale Music Group A.K.A (P.M.G) Formerly known as Far Insane Rap Experience OR F.I.R.E. He has worked with a lot of up incoming artists both here, at home and other countries around the world.
I thank God for everything and I thank my wife queen Amanda and my three princesses. I used to play bass on guitar upside down because I’m left handed. However, it was not going well, so one day I was listening to Nigerian jazz gospel singer named SEGUN OLUWAYOMI and I told myself that I can play the saxophone because I used to play recorder when I was in school. I went to a music store, picked up a sax, and started learning and teaching myself without a teacher. I used a CD to teach myself how to play the sax, and that was in 2002. In 2003 I started performing in churches. In 2007 I started performing around the world, such as the USA and Germany, and I performed with TOLA Sholana Osumare. My music is AFRO MULTICULTURAL BEAT. My phone number is 780-863-0573, and my email address is email@example.com.
PowerHouze is a dynamic & diverse multicultural band located in Calgary, AB. Variety is the spice of life with PowerHouze, which plays genres such as R&B, Funk, Soca and Reggae. The band is made up of world class musicians that have played with distinguished artists such as Ras Michael, Pink, Celine Dion, and many more.
There is never a dull moment for the crowd when PowerHouze plays due to their powerful stage presence that comes from their extensive background in the entertainment industry. Known for getting the party started all across Western Canada and Western USA, this is a band you don’t want to miss when it comes to your city! The members of PowerHouze are focused on being a positive influence to the community.
lovesetsfire is a diverse group of music artists led by women, Indigenous and ethnic individuals striving to make electronic, bedroom pop, progressive sounds inspired by pressing social issues of the day.
Born and raised in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 10 years of his life Romario has experienced below average lifestyle. He grew up not having a lot but knowing his family values and where he stood in his life moving forward. The land back home he has in his family showed him the meaning of legacy and family unit which has grounded him. One thing Romario was quickly exposed to was music as radios were more common in the countryside where he grew up. At age 10, Romario joined his mom who was already in Canada to experience the better life that she sought out for him and his siblings. Migrating to
Montreal is where he first experienced the value of learning a second language and the culture of music eastern Canada had to offer. Romario quickly became friends at that time with other islanders who helped expose him to the rap and hip hop culture.
When his family decided to move to Edmonton that is when he really grew himself within his music and had the drive to make his last name mean something. As making the transition into the school he met fellow group mate Maxx and they soon discovered they both had a passion for music and telling their story through that avenue. As Romario grew up and started to look forward to where music could take him, he wanted to reach back to his roots and give back to the community that welcomed his growth in music. That is where Maxx and he started to volunteer their time back into the community for Black History Month for the last three years, fundraisers including Coats for Kids, Ace Charity for youths, as well as National Education Day, and Multicultural Day at the University of Alberta.
After winning hip-hop artist of the year with fellow group mate Maxx as well as DVC member Dezy in 2016 that is when Romario decided to really focus on moving his music forward. In the process of being in the studio three times a week Romario looked for other opportunities to reach the community. That is where just recently in June of 2017 he was able to perform at the first annual Afrofest as the main headliner. With each passing day that Romario is blessed to wake up and record, he knows this is only the beginning of being an emerging artist who will help shape the face of new music in Canada.
A Liberian-Canadian singer/songwriter/stage performer who’s lit up stages such as; The Shaw Conference Centre, The Northlands Centre, Cowboys dance Club(Calgary) and Churchill Square( last year’s Afro Fest) just to name a few.
With many original songs of both R&B and Afro Beats genre, Melvonic always keeps the crowd on their feet with that African Fire!
Born in Montreal on August 2nd 1997, Prisca Bieni Pange, 20, known as “Prisicila” and stage name “Priscila Bieni” of Angolan origin, is a RnB, HipHop, Kizomba and Afrobeat singer and songwriter.
With an inborn gift, she wrote her first song when 8 years old never stopped since, however it was not until she was 15 that she recorded her first song, using GarageBand on her phone.
Priscila’s music is inspired by her multicultural life experience, having lived in different countries and studied both in english and french, she fluently speaks four languages which she uses in her songwriting.
LKO Universal is the musical collective that aims to shape culture on a global scale in the most unconventional of ways. Incorporating Hip Hop, RnB, and Alternative Rock. LKO fuses these signature styles to bring a blend of cutthroat lyricism mixed in with mainstream melodies and soothing sonics to bring you a sound unfamiliar to the music scene in Western Canada. LKO has established itself as the premier up and coming music group in Western Canada and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
A captivating singer/songwriter, Mz Menneh is a passionate, soulful Liberia own International Traditional Female Artist who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her African roots, embrace the essence of traditional and cultural life in Liberia and African perspective. She hit the musical scene back in 2012 and has been going strong since. With hits like ZOMOH and BEST FROM NIMBA. She also had the chance to work with the late Quincy B, before his passing with her hit TUMOH, the Legendary Professor Jones Dopoe, 2C and Bucky Raw to name a few. In April 2017 she was the first International Liberian Artist, to be brought from the United States for a live performance at Destiny Entertainment Center in Liberia for a cultural extravaganza and music by Coalition Band. Then another show, April 15, 2017 in Ganta with Co Z and more. Mz Menneh has steadily been making moves in this industry being the first Liberian Artist to make them. November 2017, she had the pleasure of being the first Liberian to perform at the Hollywood & African Prestigious Awards (HAPAWARDS). Mz Menneh and her entire team!! The dancers and personal film crew were all brought to Edmonton, Canada by Show Biz International at the Portuguese Hall. She has many awards and recognitions to her credit including the most prestigious Liberia Music Award for the best Traditional Artist in 2017. In 2018 the grind didn’t stop!! Mz Menneh won the SIIKETV Rising Stars Academy Awards for best African Cultural performer in 2018; and was nominated by Tunes Liberia for the best Liberia Traditional Artist in 2017. She is currently working on her newest album and videos: “Country Geh” “Sweet Cassava Leaves” “Talk It” to name a few.