With influences from her African heritage, la chanson française and American gospel, Kelly Bado’s music is an intoxicating blend of soul, world, and pop. This Francophone Artist of the Year (Western Canadian Music Awards – 2020) crosses cultural barriers to bring people together in joy and hope. Her striking vocals and uplifting melodies make for a performance that stays with the audience long after the show is over. Bado’s new album, Hey Terre, has a warm and rhythmic sound, seeking to connect with experiences that all human beings share, regardless of country, language or skin colour. After all, Earth is a vast village and we are all its citizens.