Independent topical source of current affairs, opinion and issues, featuring stories making news in Canada from immigrants, newcomers, minorities & ethnic communities' point of view and interests.

Traditions: Singer Songwriter and Traditions Grenades

traditions: But, despite her studies in earlier sounds, the most compelling is her own a fluid, assured m lange of traditions, according to NOW Magazine. Grenades is clean, cool and unhurried. The singer/songwriter, born in Montreal and now based in Toronto, has an uncanny mastery of folk and bluegrass across time and geography, which she demonstrated on earlier releases like 2016's Nine Pin. The opening lap steel mosey of New Colossus, whose title references Emma Lazarus's poem of the same name, is refreshingly restrained, and this restraint might be the defining attribute of Kater's storytelling and songwriting. Her lyrics are subtle and coded, save for a cappella tracks Hydrants You hold me and we get in line / To drink another day like wine and album standout La Mis re, with its bright quartet of vocals exclaiming, Oh, comme elle est grave, la mis re! Kater's light touch is complemented by audio clips of her father speaking about his life in Grenada both pre- and post-U.S. invasion on Power! Power! Power! and Death Of A Dream respectively. The album deals with her father's experiences in Grenada and his subsequent immigration to Canada, while Kater parses her own identity in conversation with this history. ( As reported in the news.