Prairie Post (West Edition)

Dawson will make a musical impact Oct. 1 in Lethbridge

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On October 1, the Southminst­er United Church in Lethbridge will be the site for a special concert.

Serena Ryder and Desirée Dawson will be in Lethbridge for what promises to be a powerful concert.

Dawson is a JUNOnomina­ted recording artist, songwriter, producer and yoga teacher.

Dawson was born, raised and is currently residing on the, occupied, traditiona­l, unceded lands of the (Musqueam), (Squamish), and / (TsleilWaut­uth) nations (also known as “Vancouver BC”) and can often be found sharing her music internatio­nally. Desirée is of mixed ancestry, her mother French-Canadian settler ancestry from Ontario and her father is of African descent from South Carolina. Dawson is very passionate about music’s role in collective healing, by encouragin­g listeners to find a connection within themselves and the people and land around them.

A CBC radio favorite, Desirée’s music has been featured on numerous CBC programs, has her songs on regular rotation and won the CBC Searchligh­t contest in 2016. Over the last couple years, Dawson has been chosen for numerous high profile opportunit­ies across the industry, whether as a songwriter in the Discovery Song Camp with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, participan­t in the Allan Slaight JUNO Masterclas­s, artist in the Vancouver Folk Fest, juror in the inaugural Black Canadian Music Awards, or various sync placements.

Dawson passionate­ly supports her community through a variety of music-based workshops and gatherings. Whether performing solo with her baritone Ukulele, in harmony with her band or leading sound healing workshops, Desirée’s music is made to get us feeling and healing.

With her 2022 JUNO nomination in the Adult Contempora­ry Album of the Year category for her 2021 release, “Meet You At The Light”, the incredibly talented singer-songwriter Desirée Dawson will be performing at the Geomatic Attic on Saturday, October 1st (Tickets) in support of multiple award winning Canadian artist, Serena Ryder. Just this year, the first time JUNO nominee took home the SXSW award for “Best Music Video” for “Meet You At The Light”, where she was the only Canadian who had a piece nominated at the event. The Billboard Magazine featured artist writes, produces, and plays ukulele on her most recent project, placing her amongst the 2.1% of producers who identify as women within the music industry today.

To see her, please check: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Cr3ZwNo7­M &list=OLAK5uy_k2ffsjM3ws­VuVyzt0 QnrUVstx1j­KbUl8&index=2From participat­ing in writing camps with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds to having her music placed across multiple TV shows, winning CBC’s 2016 Searchligh­t competitio­n, and being a juror in the inaugural Black Canadian Music Awards, Desirée Dawson has taken the Canadian music scene by storm. With over three million streams on Spotify, Dawsons heartfelt lyrics and emotive, delicate, and soaring vocals have attracted fans from all over the world to her music.

For tickets for Dawson and Ryder, please visit https://geomaticat­tic.ca/ show/serena-ryder-the-art-of-fallingapa­rt-solo-tour-2022-with-special-guestdesir­ee-dawson/#tribe-tickets

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