2021 CMW Virtual Artists

KHANYO

KHANYO

Born in a musical family of six from KwaMashu in Durban. Khanyo started singing professionally at the tender of age of 13 when she was cast for lead vocals in the musical play Sarafina. She stayed with Sarafina for four years, traveling internationally. At the age of...

Automatic

Automatic

Musician and songwriter Nathi Louw now acclaimed by his stage name, Automatic is a Soweto born multi-talented artist who is paving the way for himself within the music industry of South Africa. Born and raised in Pimville, Soweto. The then young and still amateur...

MELODNA

MELODNA

MELODNA (mel•o•d•na), is a 25 year old emerging independent artist. Writing her first song at 5 years old, Melodna knew that music would be a constant in her life. Growing in the respected shadow of her musically inclined father, she spent her early years writing...

Notifi

Notifi

Rapper, producer, engineer, mixer, crooner, Notifi is a consummate artist. Over crisp beats and dark, blitzed-out production, the Toronto auteur brings a fresh, unfiltered level of authenticity to his music; it’s the sound of the 6ix, of life itself, told with open...

CZN

CZN

CZN is a singing group consisting of CJ Capital, Seth Zosky, and Matthew Novary Joseph. CJ is from Ottawa, Seth is from Toronto and Matthew is from Hamilton. They come from different musical backgrounds which creates an intriguing mix in their sound. They constantly...

Theo Tams

Theo Tams

Theo Tams is rediscovering his identity as an artist. With his upcoming EP, the Canadian singer/songwriter demonstrates a remarkable command of R&B-laced pop music, his silky tenor the unwavering guiding light. As evidenced on lead single, “Therapy,” a sticky...

Miranda Joan

Miranda Joan

Miranda Joan is a Canadian neo-soul singer and songwriter born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver. Joan uses her multicultural upbringing from both French and English backgrounds as well as her reverence of music legends such as Stevie Wonder and Carole King and...

Les Louanges

Les Louanges

Les Louanges consists of Vincent Roberge .. and that’s it! Writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Les Louanges’ sound is truly tailor-made : a jazz-infused, undeniably groovy pop sound, boasting poetic yet relatable texts. A music born in the streets of Lévis, first...

Sam Louis

Sam Louis

Hypnotic in sound and stereo, Sam Louis is digital adrenaline. Hanging in the balance of Alt Pop and R&B, Louis curates feelings of loss and regret while still inducing euphoria. Based out of Toronto, Sam aims to provide more than just a stream or casual listening...

Katherine Em

Katherine Em

Katherine Em is a singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She released her first EP in 2015 and her first videoclip with her single "Arctic Bridge" in 2017, both under the name Heidi. Over the years, she has explored many genres of music. Her first EP as Katherine Em is...

Allydice

Allydice

Allydice is a Canadian Hip-Hop and R&B duo comprised of identical twin sisters Kayle and Kayla Allydice. Born to Jamaican parents, the twins were introduced to reggae and dancehall at an early age. Their love for music began with reggae, but it did not solely...

Joey Jaey

Joey Jaey

Joey Jaey is a Canadian singer, songwriter and music producer who was born to Catholic parents in Nigeria. He found his passion for music when he was barely 11 years old & attending school in Southern Nigeria. Joey became the singing prefect in the seminary -...

Just Costa

Just Costa

For Just Costa, music is just the ticket to their own sonic theme park. And they have all the attractions: Vocals that blend with the grace of siblings, with songs that are melodic, lyrically life-affirming and groovy while blending R&B, soul, funk, pop and more....

Neela

Neela

Neela is a multi-talented R&B-pop singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. Her music bears raw honesty, marrying her soulful voice with sensuous indie-R&B musicality. Stemming from a fierce, passionate artistry, Neela’s music explores the complexity of human...

TEFO

TEFO

TEFO [Truth, Enlightenment, Freedom and Opportunity] is a professional singer, songwriter, music producer, and entrepreneur. TEFO's openness, raw emotionality and clever wordplay, narrates lived-in stories with magnetic sensitivity that provoke thought and set aside...

Josh Sahunta

Josh Sahunta

"When it comes to setting the bar high, Canadian r&b-pop artist Josh Sahunta never lets his feet touch the ground. Drawing upon his influences of John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd, Josh's songwriting is packed with deeply rich narratives and cool, contemporary...

Dope Earth Alien

Dope Earth Alien

Dope Earth Alien (DEA) is the artist project of Toronto-born singer and songwriter Kenisha Humber. Since signing a publishing deal with London-based publisher Defected & releasing a handful of dancefloor heavy cuts, DEA has cultivated a signature sound that layers...

MUTARI

MUTARI

Mutari is an enigma. Originally from Cameroon (Central Africa) , The Berlin born, Toronto based artist doesn’t fit neatly onto one musical genre. His madcap energy is spread across a bevy of Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz and Hip Hop influences. A signature sound and style...

Liana

Liana

Heartfelt vocals, personal lyrics and sophisticated beats are what defines the R&B sound of Liana. The singer/songwriter from Quebec City, launched her debut EP “Prime Time” in 2017. Inspired by artists such as Frank Ocean, H.E.R. and Beyoncé, Liana has crafted...

Z!EE

Z!EE

When Z!EE (pronounced "Zee") is not blazing the stage at night with powerful music, he is somewhere in the inner city of Toronto writing his next hit to record in the studio. Whether chatting hard-core Dancehall lyrics, rapping or singing melodious Reggae vocals, Z!EE...

Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one man combination of Scott Walker, Blood Orange, Arca and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs...