Tagged local spotlight

FOONYAP set to release new album

By Rachel Woodward, Oct 11 2016 — Foon, who goes by stage name FOONYAP, was born in Calgary and has been part of the local music scene since the age of four. After classical violin training, she entered the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 11 and has been involved in the…

Local Spotlight: Moël

By Aisouda Savadlou, September 20 2016 — Mewael Hadera, better known by his stage name Moël, is an Ethiopian singer-songwriter currently based in Calgary. He describes his music as “a mix of soul and folk,” naming musicians like Passenger, Allen Stone and Justin Nozuka as inspirations that give his songs emotional resonance. “Growing up in…

Local Spotlight: Ben Plotnick

By Rachel Woodward, August 4 2016 — Calgary native Ben Plotnick is a classical violinist and fiddler. He’s known for his work with the Calgary Youth Orchestra and the Calgary Fiddlers. Both of Plotnick’s parents are involved in music as teachers and musicians, so his passion began in his childhood. “It’s basically been the only…

Local Spotlight: Jess Smith

By Rachel Woodward, July 26 2016 — Jess Smith was born and raised in Calahoo, a small Alberta hamlet with a population of less than 500. At age 16, Smith began pursuing music, a passion she continues in Calgary 10 years later. “I am heavily influenced by neo-soul, R&B and jazz. I grew up listening…

Local Spotlight: scarlettbear.

By Rachel Woodward, July 14 2016 — Adam Mourad is a folk singer and songwriter currently based in Calgary. He goes by the stage name scarlettbear. and has created music since he was 13 and taught himself how to play the guitar. After spending his childhood living around the world, Mourad dropped anchor in Calgary…

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