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Dominique Fils-Aimé

Aug 11, Sunday - 6:30pm
Hammer Theatre Stage

The Montreal-based JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter Dominique Fils-Aimé puts the history of African-American musical culture into the heart of her work. Her music reflects on the social realities that influenced the genres of blues, jazz and soul.

Her first three albums, beginning with 2018’s blues-tinged Nameless—which focused on confronting historical silences and sorrows—comprised a trilogy that was inspired by soul icons such as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Etta James. Her followup, Stay Tuned!, served as a call for revolution. The album won the 2020 JUNO for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and the Félix prize for Best Jazz Album, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and was featured among the 19 best Canadian albums of 2019 by CBC. In 2021, Fils-Aimé closed the trilogy with Three Little Words, a call for reconciliation. The recording received rave reviews in prestigious publications and also made the Polaris shortlist.

Fils-Aimé’s fourth and newest album, Our Roots Run Deep, framed in a loose, dreamlike narrative structure, tells a story of growth. For Fils-Aimé, nature acts as an anchor, a source of inspiration that provides her with metaphors to express the unique but interconnected journey of a human being.

On stage, including a recent performance at the sold-out NYC Winter Jazzfest, Fils-Aimé’s magnetic presence captivates audiences, leading them on a transcendent journey.

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Her first three albums, beginning with 2018’s blues-tinged Nameless—which focused on confronting historical silences and sorrows—comprised a trilogy that was inspired by soul icons such as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Etta James. Her followup, Stay Tuned!, served as a call for revolution. The album won the 2020 JUNO for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year and the Félix prize for Best Jazz Album, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and was featured among the 19 best Canadian albums of 2019 by CBC. In 2021, Fils-Aimé closed the trilogy with Three Little Words, a call for reconciliation. The recording received rave reviews in prestigious publications and also made the Polaris shortlist.

Fils-Aimé’s fourth and newest album, Our Roots Run Deep, framed in a loose, dreamlike narrative structure, tells a story of growth. For Fils-Aimé, nature acts as an anchor, a source of inspiration that provides her with metaphors to express the unique but interconnected journey of a human being.

On stage, including a recent performance at the sold-out NYC Winter Jazzfest, Fils-Aimé’s magnetic presence captivates audiences, leading them on a transcendent journey.

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