Tonye Aganaba at The Dream Cafe
- Wed • July 3, 2019 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $23 - $33
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium $33, Wings $23
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Tonye Aganaba is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and performer residing on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam & Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
They were born in London, England to parents of Nigerian and Zimbabwean descent, and raised in the picturesque seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset. At the age of 13 Tonye moved to Canada, first to Prince Albert, SK, then on to the city of Dawson Creek, BC. Upon graduation Tonye attended the University of Victoria’s Phoenix Theatre Program.
Tonye’s style, like her gender, is fluid (or at the very least non-binary) – but can be described as Soul/Neo-Folk/R&B, and although unique – they have been likened to fox like Lauryn Hill, Ani DiFranco and Chaka Khan. Tonye is a Much More Music Video Award recipient, a steadfast fixture in their arts community – and the kind of singer/performer that turns heads wherever they go.
Their purpose and vision are crystalline. To connect with audiences on a deeper level through intentional work, and to use their presence to foster meaningful dialogue within communities. They are not only interested in taking music and art to traditional venues but also into schools, community centers, hospitals, prisons, and boardrooms. Places where art can heal, start conversation, and maybe even…. make change.