Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Price: $15 advanced tickets, $20 on the day of show
Save your Saturday for the All-Day All-Ages Show Crawl! Femme Wave takes over downtown Calgary to give you a handful of wicked shows that will earn you cool points with all your friends.
Karimah (Edmonton, AB)
Using soul and R&B music, with both English and French languages, Karimah communicates stories of struggle and triumph. Her dynamic “stadium diva-meets-bedroom singer” vocal style will give you goosebumps, and her dramatic costumes and mood lighting will put you in a trance. “Reveal to heal” is her motto, so prepare to have your heart ripped wide open when you hear her vulnerable lyrics about love, loss, mental health struggles, dysfunction, and human rights.
Madeleine Roger (Winnipeg, MB)
Madeleine Roger is a contemporary folksinger from Winnipeg, Canada. While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar in multiple tunings, it is her artistry as a songwriter that can silence a room, uniting her captivating voice with vivid lyricism and a maturity beyond her years. A former thespian and a lifelong traveler, she is prone to absorbing stories and questioning the way that things are, creating songs with imaginative melodies and honesty that bares truths about being alive.
Madeleine co-produced and co-engineered her debut album Cottonwood (out Oct. 26) with Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin’ Jenny’s, The Weakerthans) at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg. The album was proudly made with gender parity – half of the producing, audio engineering, musicians, and other artists identify as female. Written from Madeleine’s home in Winnipeg MB, and in a woodstove-heated cabin that her great-grandparents built in the Manitoba backwoods, Cottonwood combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. The album portrays her intuitive creativity; reflections on femininity and equality, the majesty of the wilderness, and the beautiful awkwardness of trying to love another person.
Marisolle Negash (Winnipeg, MB)
Habesha/Filipina-Canadian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Marisolle Negash is an independent R&B artist from Winnipeg, MB. With classical training in both voice and piano, she is equal parts powerful technique and fluid writer. Hooking her audience with dissonant harmony and poignant questions, she is a performer of vulnerability and abandonment. Debuting her work at the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival in 2017, Marisolle has also been a frequent curator of music and live performance events in Winnipeg’s historical exchange district. She continues add to her catalogue as she prepares to release her debut EP in late 2018.
Samantha Savage Smith (Calgary, AB)
Ah, yes. One of Calgary’s finest, loveliest, most trustworthy young musicians. Samantha Savage Smith has been working in the ‘biz, as they say, for a number of years, and after the 2011 release of ‘Tough Cookie,’ just keeps getting better and better. Her music is raw and relatable, soft and pointed, tender and tough. Hey, wonder if that’s where she got that album title?? Anyway, she’s set to release some new music real soon, and will be performing with a full band – rumour has it there may even be some bongos involved!
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