SOULFest Lounge featuring Darien Dean & Shi Wisdom // March 15, 2018 at DW Alexander
iLive Radio presents SOULFest Lounge Thursday, March 15th at DW Alexander
Soulfest Lounge will showcase local and international artists with the focus on soul infused music, backed by The Recipee out of Toronto.
Hosted by Ray Robinson & Jakie Lu, music by DJ Sessions
This month’s featured artist
Darien Dean is an artist with a purpose. Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York, this soul singer burst onto the scene with alluring vocals and a distinctive stage presence. Fed a healthy diet of Hip Hop and Classic Soul, this multi-talented MC, singer, and dancer, honed his abilities as a producer, arranger and engineer to craft a unique and authentic approach to contemporary songwriting.
A natural born entertainer, Darien’s spirited musical style earned him a coveted spotlight at the 2010 Soul Beach Music Festival in Aruba, opening for Mary J. Blige. He has captured the interest of industry executives and enamoured the Capital Jazz Festival audience. He was crowned victor of the Budweiser Superfest 2010 Battle for the Crown of New York and ultimately the Grand Champion of the the competition. His humble, yet star studded rise to fame has placed him amongst the honourable ranks of soul super heavyweights: Kem, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, Jazmine Sullivan and many more.
Alumni of SOULFest 2017 Shi Wisdom is a singer/songwriter/performer hailing from the West side of Toronto. A long list of accolades consist of a co-write with Canadian superstar, Drake, and a feature with Canadian trailblazer, Kardinal Offishall. Some other noteworthy mentions include 2014 Female R&B Artist of the Year, at the Black Canadian awards, & 2014 AND 2015 SOCAN Songwriting Prize top 10 nominee! Most known around the city for her captivating performances, Shi has no intention of slowing any time soon. She is continuously evolving & the art that she creates will continue to prove it.
Admission is by RSVP only at Eventbrite – SOULFest Lounge at DW Alexander
Space is limited.