Atlantic Canada’s biggest and best Afro-Caribbean Carnival and Music Festival
International dancehall super star Charly Black needs no introduction, and if you’re wondering who he is, we’ll kindly ask you to look him up.Event Schedule
Teria Morada is an accomplished Entertainer, Professional Singer/Lyricist & Dancer/Choreographer. 3x Canadian Latin Music Award recipient, former 2 time Jr. Canadian Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion & National Team Member and multiple time Latin Dance Champion. She started her artistic endeavours and training at the age of 3! Teria’s first solo album “Aries” included several collaborations with TJ Habibi, Sensei Música, William Dinero, Joelle Sahar, BenAnthony LaVoz, Juan de Sedas, SLuv, MM6eatz, El Cata and many more.
One of the highlights of Teria’s performance career was to share the stage with Salsa legend Oscar D’Leon and dance the legendary “Lloraras” live!Event Schedule
Ammoye is an infectious vocalist raised in reggae. Originally from Clarendon, Jamaica, now residing in Toronto, Canada, this 5X Juno Award Nominee, has been consistently performing at high-profile events and festivals. With catchy melodies she reveals her buttery vocal range and an insatiable character.
Ammoye’s upcoming album, “Water” is a collection of songs that offers a unique mix of reggae. She is easily cast as one of Canada’s best reggae and fusion vocalists and considered by many music tastemakers as Canadian reggae’s “Next Big Thing”. This 13 – track LP will feature production from Natural High out of Jamaica, Toronto’s own DJ Agile, The Senior Allstars from Germany, Thomas Blondet from Brooklyn New York, Adian Hanson Donsome of Donsome Records from New York & Also from Toronto Danny Maestro and others who represent the best talents in their respective fields. Ammoye is without question one of the most dynamic and compelling female Canadian performers on the scene right now, and is at the forefront of the modern connection between Jamaica, Toronto, and the world.Event Schedule
TÖME has toured with Mr Eazi, shared the stage with African
international music heavyweights; Wizkid, Burna Boy and Sean Kingston yet,
she’s only just getting started. The Nigerian-French Canadian
Singer-Songwriter born in Montreal, Canada boasts of a sonic
palette that is just as diversified as her multicultural
7AO is an up-and-coming rapper from Moncton, New Brunswick. He has been releasing music since 2019 along with the music collective 12 Gauge Equalizer, which has various artists from Zambia, England, and Nigeria. His debut single ‘CRZY’ represented a combination of calm vocals and smooth delivery. He conveys his personality through his music by his use of honest lyrics and use of colorful wordplay.
He followed his first single up with another captivating high energy single ‘21’. With a few performances under his belt, various freestyles he has dropped, and with his debut EP coming out, 7AO’s mission is to show the degree of his versatility in his song writing, production choice, and use of music to convey a story.Event Schedule
If you ever had any doubt about synesthesia or the ability to visualize sounds, feel color, or smell emotions – WolF J is the type of artist that lets you know how real it is. The Toronto-native sits squarely at the intersection of his many talents, bringing the same energy and passion to all of them, creating art best experienced with all your senses. As a talented songwriter and performer, WolF J seamlessly blends hip hop, electro & soul – often switching bars for melodies with lyrics as honest as they are poetic. As a graphic artist and creative director, his vibrant work recalls a mind full of color and perfect execution. WolF J’s artistry stands out and has landed him on some of the biggest platforms and beyond.Event Schedule
On the way to forefront of Afrobeats in Canada. aRENYE continues to deliver extraordinary performances around the country and release undilute free-spirited music.Event Schedule
LEKR is a young artist of Ivorian origin living in Canada in the Moncton area. Large romantic with a frozen heart, LEKR looks at a melodious and colorful style at the same time which allows the audience to connect directly with their emotions. LEKR also draws inspiration from his roots and origins by adding similar melodies and tempos to his art. LEKR is honored to perform at Summer Soulsa.Event Schedule
Rising Reggae talent Blessed hails from St. Thomas, Jamaica and by the time he immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve, he was already writing his own songs. Blessed has been nominated 9 times in the JUNO’s “Best Reggae Recording” category and has opened for artist such as Lauren Hill, Beres Hammond, Rita Marley, Alton Ellis, & Gregory Isaacs to name a few. Blessed has graced many stages of festivals and venues with his upful, energetic performances. He has performed at Canadian Reggae Sunfest, Jamrock Music Festival, Jamaica House [Headliner] in Whistler B.C during the Winter Olympics.Event Schedule
DJ Seleckta Shellz
DJ Selekta Shellz has been DJing for over 10 years, specializing in dancehall, reggae and soca. However he plays a variety of genres and versatility is the key to his great vibes. He has taken his talent to various cities like Toronto, Montreal, Las Vegas, New York, just to name a few.Event Schedule
By harnessing the charm that is music, AshaLee sways listeners with passion and soul. This inspirational artist has earned her reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. Through her music, reflective of her Jamaican roots, she strives to inspire positivity within hearts, minds, homes and communities.Event Schedule
DJ Trick Triick
Established for more than 7 years in the entertainment industry, Dj Trick Triick knows how to please many different crowds. His superior technique is truly what singles him out, going from Old-School (Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, and Afrobeats) to transition to the current urban sounds while navigating through different categories & genres. His experience and musical knowledge allows him to read and adapt to any audience. Constantly on the road between different cities in Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Edmonton) and internationally (Belgium, France, Sweden, United States of America and East of Africa), you can find Dj Trick Triick sharing his passion for music in a unique and enjoyable way.Event Schedule
DJ CJ was surrounded by music at a very young age. At the age of 15, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a DJ. He has performed clubs and on boat rides in the Greater Toronto Area. He also DJs for weddings, anniversaries, house parties, barbecues, etc. DJ CJ also makes remixes for TikTok and Instagram. One of his biggest accomplishments was remixing the songs titled “Splash” by Nessa Preppy and Patrice Roberts and “Coño” by Jason Derulo. The “Splash Remix” went viral worldwide. DJ CJ does Live shows on TikTok and Twitch called “Therapeutic Thursdays” from 7PM to 8PM (EST) each and every Thursday. In early 2021, DJ CJ joined Bacchanal Radio. He plays his live show called “The Friday Commute” from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST) every Friday. DJ CJ is happy to be a part of Summer Soulsa 2021 and hopes to see you live and in person for Summer Soulsa 2022!Event Schedule
Juno Award Winner Kirk Diamond is a singer, songwriter, producer and social activist in his own right. Diamond has proven that there are no limits when high expectations of oneself and ones goals are achieved. Spreading musical messages of unity, inclusion, and love for all walks of life, The Movement Of Ahryel joins Kirk Diamond in delivering his greatness to reggae & dancehall lovers. Since it’s formation, the band has been opened for international reggae powerhouses Maxi Priest, Third World, Luciano, and Etana, to name a few.Event Schedule
One8tea is an award-winning Canadian hip-hop artist. He is the founder of One8tea Ministries which is an organization focused on supporting youth in communities all over Canada using concerts and workshops covering topics such as faith, bullying, teen suicide and drug awareness. He released 5 independent studio albums with Reverence winning a 2017 Covenant Award for Rap Album of the Year and Ventilation being nominated for a 2019 ECMA award and two 2019 Covenant Awards.Event Schedule
Originally from Cameroon, DJ Apache arrived in Moncton, NB where his love for DJing started. He is very flexible with his choice of genres, which including Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Dancehall, and Afrohouse. Being able to play a variety of genres at a high level puts him into a league of his own. He is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making sure event participants have a blast.Event Schedule
Carnival Spice is an award-winning entertainment company devoted to showcasing and elevating Caribbean Carnival arts across the world. The #SpiceFam have been featured on CTV, Breakfast Television, Season 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and alongside brands such as Lululemon and Nike Toronto. Black Owned & Fueled, Carnival Spice is excited to bring some Caribbean vibes to Fredericton for Summer Soulsa 2021.Event Schedule
Freddy Beach Dance Tribe
The Freddy Beach Dance Tribe is a dance group formed in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2018. Their passion for world rhythm and dance has motivated them to create easy-to-follow dance routines inspired by cultures all across the globe. Their goal is to foster a fun, accepting, and community oriented environment where no one is afraid to stand up and dance along! Corey, Morgan, and Joanne are excited to get your bodies moving this year and are so grateful to be part of such an uplifting, world-healing celebration of music!Event Schedule
Balysto Steelband is a high energy Caribbean style steel pan formed in 2011 and is comprised of more than a dozen highly skilled musicians and percussionists. The band plays a wide variety of top 40 covers from 1960 to current day, with genres ranging from Reggae, Soca and Calypso to retro Rock, Disco, R&B, Latin and Pop, with a little bit of Jazz and Country thrown in for good measure.Event Schedule
MOON WALKA is a professional artist, born and raised in Southern Nigeria ( Akwa-Ibom). He is an all rounder in the field of arts aiming to express himself through music and visual arts. Most of his skills were refined during his early university day with songs like IUO ANTHEM, FINAL YEAR NO BE BEANS” which became favorites.
Moonwalka has a five track EP titled ‘MOON CHRONICLES” and includes music like “Welcome to the Moon” and “Up and Down” as he teamed up with Official Night Owls to deliver this master piece in 2016.
Over the coming years he has collaborated with various artist both as a musician , a producer and creative director .
LOVE & PRIDE is the latest project he has released which comprises of 11 tracks and includes the hit single “ SHAKABOOMBOOM” . Moon Walka hopes to release more projects and help other creative artists like himself.Event Schedule
Shaheen Alasmar, better known as Shanii22, is an up and coming artist in both the Canadian and International music scenes. As a Syrian-Lebanese rapper raised in Kuwait, his multicultural background deeply influences his unique approach to music, which has turned heads both locally and internationally. With over 200,000 streams across all platforms, Shanii22 has begun shaping his place in the music industry and has no plans to slow down.Event Schedule
DJ Hotcue is a young, up-and-coming DJ who, in a few short years, has grown his career from humble beginnings in a small rural Nova Scotian town to DJing at major events and opening for renowned hip hop artists. DJ Hotcue developed a love for DJing in high school when he was a part of an eight-week DJ course called Rhythm that was taught by Gerald Wheatley and Craig Muise.
In the past few years, DJ Hotcue has performed at events such as NBA Canada : Campus Pass Tour, All Star Skills Challenge, NBA Nation Tour and Halifax Hopscotch, and has opened for performances of DJ Yella, Sean Kingston, Trina, Ricky J, Merkules, Fetty Wap, and Ace Hood.Event Schedule
Keonté triumphs among the East Coast music scene as a multi-talented, award-winning R&B/Pop artist. In 2016, Keonté released “Man Down” from his self-titled EP, followed by a second single “4 Ever” in 2017. Keonté, is a natural-born entertainer who has collected accolades from Music Nova Scotia, African Nova Scotian Music Association (including Artist of the Year 2020), Coast Halifax, East Coast Music Association, Challenge AIDS and Malaria in Africa and recognized by the Honorable Keith Colwell with an MLA Rising Star award. In 2020, CBC produced a special “Keonte Beals: Christmas in North Preston” which was rated number one story in Canada and earned a feature in “Being Black in Canada”. Keonte launched project ‘King’ in 2020, which received the ANSMA song of the year for 2021. Keonte also received acclaimed ECMA status in 2021 for R&B album of the year for ‘King’.Event Schedule
Prophecy Izis (Melvin Claude) is a recording artist of real authentic reggae music. His deep cultural lyrics and positive feel reggae beats are sure to make you feel great. From the age of 9, he sang in churches, schools and community events. His music was greatly influenced by reggae icons such as Joseph “Culture” Hill, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Burning Spear and more.
He wrote and recorded his first song, Bloody War, in 2001 under “Name brand production” in Jamaica. Prophecy Izis has performed in many events in Jamaica, like Tribute to Peter Tosh and Vybzfm concerts with artists such as Richie Stevens, Warrior King, Tarrus Riley, Chezidek and Lutan Fyah. Prophecy Izis also released singles with Wildgese Records such as Jah is Worthy and The System Red. He is now located in Montreal, and has since released many great singles including Revolution, Mama & Papa & Free Education, and a complete online album – in August 2012 , produced by Bereket Tafari of Riddim Yut Prodz in South Africa.Event Schedule
who we are
Summer Soulsa is a vibrant and dynamic music festival that celebrates the diversity and beauty of Caribbean, Latin, and African cultures through art, music, dance, and cuisine.
It is brought to you by Star Light Entertainment Association Inc., in partnership with the City of Fredericton, the Government of New Brunswick, and the Federal Government of Canada. It takes place during the labor day weekend of each year from Friday to Saturday.
Where would we be without each and every one of our supporters?
We wish to thank all of our past, present, and future sponsors and partners for making this unique festival a highly anticipated event, year after year. We are so proud to share the Afro-Caribbean, Latin and African culture and music with the people of Fredericton and surrounding communities and are only able to do so with your support.
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