The Polygon Gallery invites you to a performance by Vancouver-based musician Sade Awele that will take place in the gallery alongside the work in As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic.
Performances take place at noon and 2:30pm.
About Sadé Awele
Sadé grew up in a musical home where gospel, R&B, jazz, Afro-fusion and Afrobeats were embraced. Her culture plays a major role in her identity, being both of Igbo and Yoruba descent. On her Yoruba side, her paternal grandfather grew up with drummers in a home called “ile dun dun”. To this day, incorporation of the drums is an important aspect of Sadé’s music.
Sadé’s first release was her single, “Count on Me” in 2018. Her creativity and tenacity led her to win the African Fashion and Arts Movement Award in 2020, as well as being labeled an artist to be heard in 2020 by Exclaim! Her work has also earned praise from Horizon’s magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Honk Magazine, Vancouver Sun, and has allowed her to grace stages from the depths of Tofino to the Rogers Arena. In 2021, Sadé was one of the select few to participate in the Women in the Studio Accelerator program (by Music Publishers Canada) along with select songwriters and producers across Canada.www.sadeawele.com