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We had a chance to chat with hip-hop artist, KAYO in our newest segment of Five Questions With. So far in 2018, KAYO has released an EP entitled Winter in St Lucia, a new single, “So Cold” and a video for said single. Check out the video below, and find out more about KAYO.
If you’re in Halifax this week for the ECMAs, you can catch KAYO live at the Molson Late Night Stage showcase tonight (May 3) at The Toothy Moose (1661 Argyle Street) at 2:10 am. Not in Halifax? Have no fear, KAYO will also be at Canadian Music Week in Toronto on May 12 at The Rivoli for the Nova Scotia Music Showcase.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Kayo. I’m a St Lucian born/raised Hip-hop artist residing in Canada. My music is hip-hop with a rich blend of Reggae and R&B.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is hip-hop with a rich blend of Reggae and R&B. I like to think I’m what Bob Marley would’ve sounded like if he started rapping lol I draw from personal experiences or the experiences of people I’ve come into contact with. My writing style is an out of body experience. I consider myself a vessel and the universe channels a certain energy through me in the form of words and melodies.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I’m doing 3 showcases during the ECMA’s this year in Halifax, and a showcase in Toronto for CMW. More to come as the summer begins to roll in.
It’s electric. it’s engaging. It’s fun. It’s emotional. It’s dynamic. My main goal is for people to feel something when they see me.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Daniel Ceasar, Savannah Re, Tona, Sean Leon, Langston Francis
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.