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S.A.C. and CMC 2018 Black History Month Matinee

Songwriters Association of Canada

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
S.A.C. and CMC Member - In Person 8 Feb 2018 Free $0.00
Early Bird Non-Member - In Person 8 Feb 2018 $15.00 $1.82
S.A.C. and CMC Member - Online 8 Feb 2018 Free $0.00
Early Bird Non-Member - Online 8 Feb 2018 $15.00 $1.82

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The Songwriters Association of Canada and the Canadian Music Centre 

2018 Black History Month Matinee 

Presented by MoreMusicManagement Ltd.

AHI and D’Eve Archer

MC Keysha Freshh

Thursday February 8th at 2pm EDT/EST

CMC 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto

AHI and D'Eve Archer, and Emcee Keysha Freshh. AHI and D'Eve Archer, and Emcee Keysha Freshh. AHI and D'Eve perform in round robin style, sharing stories of songs, lives and artistry as Black music creators during this special Black History Month presentation with emcee Keysha Freshh. 

Member (S.A.C./CMC) tickets - in person/live stream Free of Charge
Non-Member* tickets - in person/live stream $15 (tax incld)

This event is free to attend for S.A.C. and CMC members in person or live stream. 

If you sign up for an online ticket, a link to view the livestream of the concert will be sent to you a day or two before the event.

Busy? Watch later on Channel S.A.C. (members only)

Save your stub: *bhmmatinee tickets holders receive $15 off S.A.C. membership until Feb 29/18

About the performers: 


With a voice like “gravel on silk”, indie-soul/alt-folk songwriter AHI (pronounced “eye”) is a rare talent with the keen ability to deliver a story with the ease and familiarity of an old friend. Favouring passion over precision, it’s easy to see why comparisons to Richie Havens, Ray LaMontagne and Tracy Chapman are common for this soulful troubadour.
From humble beginnings in Brampton, Ontario, AHI independently toured over 50,000 miles, through the vast woodlands of Canada and the neon lights of Nashville, to the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and eventually beyond the Atlantic to the brick lanes of London. Along the way, he has recorded with leading acoustic sessions across the UK and Europe, but none has been more viewed than a simple home video of his stunning rendition of Bob Marley’s ‘No Woman No Cry’, filmed in a London alleyway and accompanied by the sweet harmonies of his three-year-old daughter. The video caught the attention of the Marley family who featured it on the official website and sent AHI a personalized note from Mrs. Rita Marley herself – an unparalleled experience for an artist who cites Bob Marley as his greatest musical inspiration.

Soon after, AHI returned to find his Indie Soul EP (2014) was chosen one of CBC Radio One’s top 10 records of the year, and he has since been recognized and awarded by Folk Alliance International, Nashville Songwriters Association International, the Songwriters Association of Canada, and the Canada Council for the Arts, among others.

For his debut full-length We Made It Through The Wreckage (2017), AHI has collaborated with CMA winning producer Eric Masse (Miranda Lambert) to create what Masse has called an entirely “new genre”, blending folk, soul and rock, and topping it off with a vocal performance to be expected from a seasoned powerhouse rather than an indie debut.

The feel-good single Ol’ Sweet Day broke the Billboard Spotify Viral 50 Chart and hit #34 on the U.S. Viral 50 without any promotion or marketing. The track took off on playlists worldwide and surpassed 1 million streams; a rare feat for an artist yet to make his mark. Now a 2017 finalist in the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, it’s not hard to see why AHI is one of Canada’s most promising emerging acts.


D'eve Archer was born into a musical family, where both of her parents not only had experience with playing the piano and singing back in Jamaica, but also directed her focus toward importance of having music in her everyday life.  While growing up in Woodstock ON., at the age of 6 she began to discover the joys of playing the piano and trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Although classically trained, D'eve was drawn to the sounds of Jazz, R&B, Soul and Hip Hop.  By the age of 12, her first song was composed, which has now turned into a library of over 100 completed songs, along with a vast amount of lyrical compositions.  In order to advance her in compositional techniques, and musicianship, D Eve also picked up the bass, trumpet, and drums, which propelled her into some of the most important stages of her musical career up to that period. 

In 2014, D'eve completed her Ep creating new sounds that are more edgy, raw, and filled with soul.  The darker tones and her ominous lyrical content are supported by heavy rock-filled guitar, bass and banjo progressions played by Mr. Adrian Raso the 'Don' of gypsy jazz guitar (  The complex production of this Ep lies in the hands of world renowned 'Tone Guru' and producer Mr. Nick Blagona, best known for his work with The Beegeez and various artists such as Dizzie Gillespie, Tom Jones, Cat Stevens and The Police.

These experiences have pushed D'eve to dedicate the rest of her days focusing on writing, playing, singing and travelling. Currently D'eve has managed to reach out and touch down in various countries all over the world sharing her talent and leaving her audience hungry for more.  When describing the solo sounds of D'eve Archer, many are not only impressed by her diversity with instrumentation, but are amazed by her techniques to fuse multiple genres together to make harmonious sounds that will leave you wanting more. In her own words D'eve goes on to describe her music;

"It's not just about what you are playing for your audience, it's about what you are giving them. Every time I step on stage, whether it be in a large arena, or a small intimate lounge, I aim to share my heart, my mind, and my soul with everyone in that venue.


In a historically male dominated industry, female MC’s have had a tough go trying to find their place in the spotlight. Keysha, born and raised in Toronto, Canada, has been able to make not only a name for herself, but a statement as well.

Also known as Keysha Freshh, the talented hiphop artist and songwriter has been honing her mic skills in an attempt to make her mark in the music industry.Since age five when she penned her first song which was published in a local newspaper, Keysha has been singing at events across the Greater Toronto Area.She has performed the Canadian anthem at several community events and was a member of the popular Toronto Children’s choir (TC3).With the encouragement of Canadian hip-hop and R & B producer T-Minus, Keysha’s first full-length rap song, Pardon my Swag, was released on August 8, 2008 (ironically, 8 is Keysha’s favorite number).The following year, Keysha – who enjoys writing – penned several songs and in 2010, released her first single, Hollywood Fresh, which received significant airplay on commercial radio stations. A few months later, the video and remix for Hollywood Fresh was released, both of which featured a cameo & verse from popular American hip-hop artist MIMS. Another single, Make it Look Easy, featuring Bassline & JB (a project put together by P-Reign) was instantly picked up by commercial radio stations, making Keysha the youngest Canadian female artists to have three songs in 12 months on the airwaves.In the past two years, Keysha has collaborated with several top artists, including Doug E Fresh who is considered the pioneer of 20th century American beatboxing, Mims, P-Reign, Darryl Riley, The Rezza Brothers and Ray Robinson.

With two mix tapes, one Demo an 2 EP and 4 front-page magazine covers, accumulated in just four years, Keysha is well on her way to stardom.She recently started an awareness outreach initiative – KeysFORAutism — which uses social media to raise awareness about kids living with autism and an online blog – SpottedFreshh — which is an urban site that showcases events, videos, music, albums and youth talent.

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Canadian Music Centre
20 Saint Joseph Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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