ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton who draw from their cultural heritage to create music that is accessible to a wide audience, and delivers a powerful message from their hearts.
Their debut CD ‘Rattle and Drum’ was nominated for 11 music awards including a 2006 Juno nomination for Aboriginal Recording of the Year and received the Canadian Aboriginal Music Award (CAMA) for Best Female Traditional/ Cultural /Roots Album, 2005. In October 2009, they released their sophomore CD “Listen” receiving a 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and a 2010 Indian Summer Music Award for Best Spiritual Song.
Asani has performed for Her Majesty the Queen, the Dahli Lama, as well as the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, BC. They’ve performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and in March 2014, they performed both the American and Canadian anthems at the Edmonton Oiler’s home game with the New York Rangers.
Asani is Sarah Pocklington, Debbie Houle and Terry Morrison.
Afrah Al Majd is a Lebanese cultural dance group that offers quality entertainment services that make every event an unforgettable moment! Afrah Al Majd is a dance group with a mix of ladies and gentlemen who are professional dancers and have been in their field for years! We offer a number of dances and packages for many different events and shows our goal is to bring across the Lebanese heritage and culture in our dances and team.
Lisa Ground was Crowned Mrs. North America Globe Classic 2015 in Las Vegas this past March; becoming the 1st First Nations woman and Canadian to win the title.
Lisa is from the Enoch Cree Nation and is a National Spokeswoman for the W.I.N. “Women In Need” Foundation a non-profit outreach for healing and empowerment for women.
Fifteen years prior to winning the title; Lisa battled cancer, paraplegia, domestic violence & abuse and lost a staggering 145 lbs. Now today, Lisa is the proud mom of MRS UNIVERSE, Ashley Callingbull Burnham.
In 2002, Cheryl Dalmer started harp lessons under Terry McDade and has performed for weddings, galas and other special ceremonial events. She just returned from Wells, BC studying with Sharlene Wallace. She is also currently working on becoming a Certified Harp Therapy Practitioner. The song performed today, “Dear Daughters” was written by Cheryl, as a love letter to her daughters.
Cheryl Dalmer, Instructor -Digital Media and IT
Paula Kirman is a community asset in Edmonton. She was on the original steering committee of the first Daughters Day. A freelance writer, editor, photographer, and videographer, Paula’s passion is bringing in social changes in the community using alternative media. Paula is perhaps one of the few artists who records Edmonton’s activist world digitally, which she archives on her website RadicalCitizenMedia.com. She was one of the Daughters of the Year in 2014 and received the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Prize from Project Ploughshares in 2012.
The editor of an inner city community newspaper (Boyle McCauley News), she received a True Friend of McCauley award in May of 2015 by the City of Edmonton for her work in the inner city and in April of 2016 won First Prize in the Inner City Poetry Contest.