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Matinée Café: Mimi O’Bonsawin

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Enjoy an hour of live performance with coffee and treats after the show.

Mimi O’Bonsawin is a contemporary roots singer-songwriter from Northeastern Ontario. Through her rhythm and story-driven songs, Mimi embraces the beauty of the land, all the while yielding to her Franco-Ontarian and Abenaki roots. In her music you will find sounds from the forest, uplifting melodies and introspective lyrics weaved with pop sensitivities and acoustic instruments.

The layers of percussion and surprising harmonies make you feel the music rather than just hear it.

“My songs flow through a center of love, with the intention of bringing the audience into my world,” O’Bonsawin says.

Her duo's stage performances are honest and dynamic as she tours with her partner Ryan Schurman on drums, making it an intimate yet uplifting experience for the audience.