Tonye Aganaba

Tonye Aganaba is a Black African queer and non-binary multidisciplinary artist, musician, and community worker living on the unceded ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. They were born in London, England – the belly of the beast and the stronghold of imperialism, colonialism and racial capitalism – but proudly trace their ancestral line to the lands known today as Nigeria and Zimbabwe –  the lands settled by the Ijaw and Shona speaking peoples.

Tonye’s style is fluid – and weaves playful threads of Soulful Neo-Folk, Funk, Hip-Hop and R&B. Their shows and workshops are connected and intimate experiences, and evoke a kind of vulnerability that we all hunger for. They are a steadfast fixture in their local arts community – and a passionate and political being. When they’re not making music or art – they’re actively unlearning, relearning and having conversations.

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