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Montreal, QC – March 29, 2017
Reggae-Roots World Songstress AURESIA Announces ‘Raices’ Western Canadian Dates
Music Video – On The Road Again – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y02SOxJdWEA
With musical roots as diverse as the world’s music lovers, Montreal based singer / songwriter Auresia has been performing and charming audiences since her debut self-titled release in 2008. Effortlessly blending the soul of reggae with various rooted sounds from around the world, Auresia has a penchant for delivering unexpected genre-bending tracks that she will performing in Western Canada during the month of April in support of her latest album “Raices”.
April 20 – The Root – Lloydminister, SK
April 21 – The Bailey Theatre – Camrose, AB
April 22 – Boomtown Pub – Calgary, AB
April 24 – Whistle Stop – Jasper, AB
April 27 – TBA
April 28 – Last Call Pub – Canmore, AB
April 29 – SOAL HOUSE – Edmonton, AB
Her third full-length album entitled “Raices” was released on November 29, 2016 to follow her sophomore album “Risin’!”, an album that was dedicated to love in all its forms whereas “Raices”, meaning ’roots’ in Spanish, is a new kind of musical love letter.
Bringing forward the sounds of traditional acoustic instruments from Cuba and her native Ukraine, “Raices” is fully comprised of organic instrumentation, impressively blending roots-reggae and Afro-Cuban rhythms with folk-pop lyrics and melodies paired by Auresia’s sweet-as-honey voice.
Recorded between Cuba and Canada, “Raices” is a true labor of love. Trading in the simple fun of her first two records for a more refined sound, Auresia delivers a raw truthful interpretation of everyday life and the realities of being a strong woman. The one thing that hasn’t changed is her deep-rooted passion for Reggae and Latin music. Although most of her lyrics are sung in English, she masterfully weaves in Spanish phrases as well as words in Lakota, the native tongue of the people of the Sioux tribes.
Auresia is not the kind of artist you encounter every day. It’s this very element of surprise that makes this singer-songwriter one of the most exciting young Canadian talents emerging in the industry today.
– ‘Raíces’ reached #3 on Canadian College Radio International charts January 2017 (source: Earshot).
1. On The Road Again
2. High (Salsa)
3. Good For My Soul
4. Soul Harmony
5. On My Way
6. Isn’t It Enough
Auresia has toured across the Americas, performing in Canada, USA, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina, Cuba and Jamaica. See you in 2017!
2014 – Can. Reggae Xclusive- Top Singer
2010 – Indie Awards – Best World Artist
2009 – Canadian Reggae Music Awards – Nominations: Best Singer, Best New Artist, Best Album, Best Producer
Shared Stage With:
Shaggy, Yellowman, Kymani Marley, Andrew Tosh, Queen Ifrica, Sister Nancy, Morgan Heritage, Queen Ifrica, Tanya Stephens, Sugar Minott, Sanchez, Ibo & Kindred, MC Jona (Gondwana), Vasyl Papaduke, Pochi Marambio & Tierra Sur, Javier Fonseca (Alerta Kamarada)
2016 – Raices- LP
2013- Risin’! Sophomore LP
2012 – So In Love With You – EP
2008 – Self-Titled LP
– ‘Stay a Little Longer’ single is charting on Rebel Vibes Top 10 Canadian Reggae charts (12 weeks!!)
– Winner of the Top Singer award at the Canadian Reggae Xclusive Awards in 2014.
– “High” single (previous album) tracked in June 2013 for 20 weeks & hit top 50 for 12 weeks on Palmares & Adisq radio charts.
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“…it’s obvious that Auresia is a talent worth watching” – Exclaim!
“Listening to her intricate melodies, beautiful harmonies, eclectic mix of Caribbean, soul, Latin and Pop flavours, and
empowering eco-conscious lyrics, it’s no surprise she’s been nominated for Favourite World Artist at the 2010
Independent Music Awards and for four awards at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards.” -Coolgrrls.com
“If there ever was a time, since Bob Marley where Reggae could actually penetrate popular music, Auresia definitely has the potential to do it” – Spotlight artist of the week -Duke Eatmon, CBC Radio 1, Home Run
“A talented artist who knows how to combine a folk-driven style with the roots of reggae!” – Montreal Mirror