Published Jan 07, 2021Toronto's Wavelength Music has unveiled the 2021 lineup for its Wavelength Winter Festival, which is set to take place digitally next month in partnership with Harbourfront Centre and long-running Toronto Black History Month celebration Kuumba.
This year's lineup will spotlight Black Canadian artists who are making invaluable contributions to the music community and helping propel a cultural renaissance within Canada's arts scene.
Notable lineup highlights include DIY Montreal-based rapper/producer and winner of the 2020 Polaris Music Prize Backxwash, as well as Canadian composer and songwriting legend Beverly Glenn-Copeland, buzzy punk rockers the OBGMs, renowned indie-pop artist Hannah Georgas and Polaris-shortlisted Ethiopian/Eritrean jazzy trip-hop phenom Witch Prophet.
The lineup will also feature the live debut of acclaimed New Age art-pop trio Shabason, Krgovich & Harris, as well as performances from Zoon, Maryze, Kali Horse (f.k.a. Kaleidoscope Horse) and Clerel. The festival programming will also include online talks and panels, with further details coming in the next few weeks.
Running every Saturday in February, the 21st edition of the all-ages event will take place online free of charge. This year, the Wavelength Winter Festival is celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the artist-run, non-profit Wavelength Music Series — marking 21 years in 2021.
UPDATE (1/20, 4:30 p.m. ET): In compliance with the province of Ontario's recently declared state of emergency, two of the event dates for Wavelength's Winter Festival have changed and two new dates have been added. Hannah Georges and Clerel will now be performing on Sunday February 21, and The OBGMS and Kali Horse will be performing Friday February 26.
Check out artist bios and find more information here, and tune in to the livestream performances via Wavelength's YouTube channel.