February 27, 8pm9pm
Available until March 27
Witch Prophet is a Toronto-based Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter. An evolution of Ayo Leilani, Witch Prophet provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps and harmonies on a bed of hip hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats, and records songs in English, Amharic and Tigrinya.
Artist: Witch Prophet
Witch Prophet is a queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter based in Toronto. She provides her fans with a soundscape of vocal layers, loops, raps, and harmonies on a bed of hip hop, jazz and soul-inspired beats. Think Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill meets Jill Scott. Her EPs H.P.B. and Architect of Heartbreak Remixes were met with great praise when released in 2016 and 2017, as was her highly-anticipated album The Golden Octave, released via her own label, Heart Lake Records, in 2018.
In March of 2020, Witch Prophet released her Ontario Arts Council–funded sophomore LP, DNA Activation, an ode to her Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestral roots, fusing jazz, hip hop, soul and R&B, with songs sung in English, Amharic and Tigrinya. Co-produced by herself and her partner Sun Sun, and praised by press and music lovers alike, DNA Activation was shortlisted for the 2020 Polaris Music Prize.
Event Partner: Wavelength Music
Wavelength Music is a curated concert series designed to champion creativity, co-operation and collaboration in the independent music and arts scenes. Established in 2000, we are a non-profit arts organization that puts artists and the community first. A cornerstone of the Toronto music scene, Wavelength Music has championed literally thousands of emerging artists during its two decade-plus run.