In order to provide a platform for our members on the rise, we’re pleased to present the SOCAN Satellite Sessions – an ongoing series of brand-new, unseen member performances broadcast on @SOCANMusic Instagram (and later available across all our social media platforms). In celebration of Black Music Month, the first series of sessions will showcase Black music excellence; each week in June, we’ll present musical performances by some of Canada’s most talented up-and-coming Black songwriters.
The first SOCAN Satellite Session features hip-hop artist Zakisha Brown, streaming now on @SOCANMusic Instagram. Born in Toronto, of Jamaican descent, Brown has gone global with songs like “Purpose,” “Went to Ghana,” “The Shift,” and her current single, “My Light.” She’s been featured on CBC Music as the first artist played on Errol Nazareth’s new Frequencies program, as well as in the Toronto Star, Ghana Music, and other media outlets. Brown boasts impressive delivery, flow, puns, and bars, and believes in musical substance, self-development, and the urgency of the stories we tell through our art. She’s performed at universities across Ontario, including Humber College, York University, the University of Toronto Scarborough, Laurier University, Windsor University, the Ontario College of Art & Design, and more. She’s also opened shows for artists such as Talib Kweli, Saul Williams, Dru Hill, and a Nas performance at the Yonge & Dundas stage in downtown Toronto. Brown is currently working on her first album, to be released Oct. 6, 2021.
Go to @SOCANMusic Instagram to see her exclusive video performance!