Silver Skate By Night

Larissa Pohoreski

Larissa is a multidisciplinary performer, production designer and visual artist. She was recently named as one of Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts (ACUA)'s Top 30 Under 30.  She is also the inaugural Common Ground Arts Society Fresh AiR artist.  Under the guise of Mavka Theatre, she creates work that merges contemporary aesthetic with folkloric inspiration. Currently, she is collaborating on the music for Pyretic Productions' Blood of Our Soil. Larissa is heavily inspired by her heritage, and plays a variety of Ukrainian folk instruments (though the violin is her favorite).  She is joined by Maxwell Lebeuf on the guitar.

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Lyra Brown

Lyra’s songbird voice and insightful material captivate the ear and mind, and her unique sound places her in a genre beyond convention. Eclectic influences are the source of her inspiration, making her music a blend of classical, indie and pop, yielding a sonorous style and igniting the imagination.

She released her new single, "A Little Vulture Told Me," in May 2017. Lyra’s passion for writing and performing keeps her busy, and she is currently recording her next album.

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The Prince Charles Fiddlers

The Prince Charles Fiddle group is a dynamite group of young, FNMI students from Prince Charles Elementary school under the direction of Garry Lee and Judy Gatto.

About 90 enthusiastic students grades 4-6 participate in the fiddle and guitar program. As their skills build, students have many performance opportunities including school performances, festivals, conferences, and performances for seniors and other community members and family.

They play an eclectic range of music from traditional fiddle tunes to rock.

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Karimah

From Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Karimah has always loved exploring her point of view through art. Painting, clothing design and acting always tempted her, but after teaching herself a few chords on the guitar and writing her first songs at age 16, music has held her focus.

After experimenting with styles from Blues, progressive rock, EDM in various collaborations, Karimah has made her foray into R&B/soul She is currently working on creating her own unique sound, which she likes to call Noir Soul. This fuses her love for soulful vocalisations, eclectic retro inspired sounds, and dark lyrics.

As an anglophone with a francophone education, she had the opportunity to step into the french music making with the singer/songwriter competitions Polyfonik and Chant'Ouest, where in 2014, she won both the people's choice and grand prizes. She went on to represent Alberta at the competition at La Festival International de la Chanson de Granby, QC in August 2015. She may not have won any prizes there, but her performance won the hearts of many, as she was asked to do a pre-audition for La Voix season 5 in 2016. She went on to have a very successful Blind Audition on the show, having all 4 coaches turn for her, eventually choosing Pierre Lapointe as her coach and eventually reaching the top 24 at the Quarter finals of the show.

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