Arcantael / Bikasso Inventif
Arcantael | 10 pm
Formerly a classical trained opera singer throughout high-school, Arcantaels music stands out from the other Pop/RnB artists thanks to her angelic high soprano and impressive songwriting capabilities. Originally from Paris, France; Arcantael spent many years in Quebec, Canada - developing a unique blend of both French accents which brings an exotic sound to her English performed songs. Arcantael’s music is full of powerful harmonies and impressive vocal runs which compliment her wide vocal range bringing the listener on emotional journeys through her stories.
Bikasso Inventif | 10:30 pm
Bikasso Inventif is a homegrown artist from Ottawa, Canada. Mixing English HipHop, RnB, and Soul, with Punjabi infused sound and lyrics, it's hard to compare Bikasso to any artist you may know. With EP's '6ix13' and 'The Renaissance' already released, the follow-up EP 'The Resistance' is mastered and prepped for release any day now. What got him into music was the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) where he sang hymns alongside his Grandmother. As he grew up, he felt attachment to not only Indian music (Bhangra and Bollywood), but also HipHop and RnB with artists such as Tupac, Nipsey Hussle, Drake, and Kanye West being heavily influential on him. After being the lead dancer of Carleton University's dance team for multiple years, performing has become second nature. And once you listen to his music, you'll be itching to see the music performed live.
About Encore Ottawa:
Over the course of the pandemic, Shenkman Arts Centre, Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, in addition to RogersTV, and Apartment613, piloted Encore Ottawa 1 and later Encore Ottawa 2 to create paid performance opportunities for over 90 local artists, with all 39 performances later broadcast on RogersTV Channel 22. Encore Ottawa 3 is supported by the Canada Arts Presentation Fund Program and the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund.