DAT had the great honor of traveling to Canada to be featured performers and clinicians at an amazing event - The Music is Medicine Suicide Prevention camp.
The event itself was two days filled with knowledge, music, and love - all things the world needs more of.
DAT would like to reach out and thank the other artists involved for being huge inspirations!
We had a blast!
He was the 2006 winner for “Best Aboriginal Songwriter” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. His album Green Dress was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award for Best Aboriginal Recording, and it won the 2004 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Album of the Year. “Wayne Lavallee is a superb storyteller, a gifted singer and a guitarist par excellence...I don’t know if the spirits haunted these sessions, but there is magic in every song.” So says XRoads Magazine from France about the new album from this award winning Vancouver artist. The long awaited follow up to the break out success that was 2005’s ‘Green Dress’,
In an era of hip hop when materialism and gimmicks have become the norm, it is refreshing to see an artist with substance, character and originality.
Hailing from Edmonton, Canada is Rellik, one of the prairies most promising prospects. Co-founder of one of Edmonton's longest running rap group, 118, he has been performing live and recording tracks for nearly a decade.
From his high energy shows, captivating hooks and in your face rhyme style, Rellik, continues to leave audiences and listeners anticipating more. With Rellik's long awaited debut solo LP, "Mighty Mouth", scheduled for release in Spring 2009 on indie label, New Leaf Entertainment, he promises to take Canadian hip hop to another level.
A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala(Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator. Although Gabriel truly enjoys being a teacher his busy touring schedule allows him to only teach in masterclass settings.
Hugeeee thanks to Rhonda Head for putting this all together!!