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NAT Chantel told The Coast in 2019 that, to her, sound is "a way to say 'I'm here'."
he festival formerly known as OBEY
knows that, while we still have to keep our distance socially, nothing need stop our minds converging under art's wild and varied umbrella. And, by moving to a completely online, 100 percent free festival
, EVERYSEEKER is making sure of just that. From May 15 to June 30
, a series of performances ranging from alt-R&B to experimental pop to performance art will beam through your phone and remind you, even if it's only for a minute, how art will be what gets us through this (along with washing our hands, obvs).
While the entire lineup looks fire (and exact showtimes are still TBD), a few early stars piquing our interest include the Toronto neo-soul singer Kwento
; the mystical rap of Charlottetown's LXVNDR
; the soul-awakening sound art of Halifax's own NAT Chantel
(shown above) and the DJ/mixing of NYC artist TRNSGNDR/VHS
Peep the full lineup—including a show by this week's Coast cover star, Aquakulture