FAHMDS Presents, “FOR THE CULTURE” A Fundraiser for AHFOMAD Festival 2023 In Collaboration with SMG Ent. Inc. and LE VAGUE Ent. Inc.
This is an event designed to highlight the work Festival African Heritage Music and Dance Society as the first officially recognized black led and focused arts presentation organization in Canada and raise funds to assist in our recovery and sustainability as we emerge from the COVID – 19 Pandemic.
TÖME, has toured with Mr Eazi, shared the stage with African music heavyweights Wizkid and Burna Boy and yet, she’s only just getting started. The Nigerian French-Canadian Singer-Songwriter born in Montreal, Canada brings a sonic palette that is just as diversified as her multicultural background. Her half-a-decade musical journey is marked by her debut project One with Self, a 5-track self-recorded acoustic EP that was released on Soundcloud in 2015. TÖME continued to hone her skills and nurture her audience with the release of her first official tape Tomesroom: Chapter 1 in 2019. In 2020, she released her sophomore album, Bigger than 4 Walls followed by her JUNO award-winning track ‘I Pray’ which features Jamaican artist, Sean Kingston, followed by her EP: Dreams in 2021 and her third official album LÖV (Love Over Vanity) in 2022.
2019: Opened for Burna Boy at the SSE Arena at Wembley Stadium, London UK
Opened for WizKid on his STARBOY Tour
2021: JUNO Award winner in the Reggae category for her song with Sean Kingston
2022: Big splash as a featured artist at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas
Appeared in the Vancouver area at AHFOMAD Festival for the first time.
MEDIA: She has been covered in REDBULL GRM DAILY, EARMILK, OKAYAFRICA and BN (Bella Naija)
On May 24, 2020, TÖME offered her sophomore album, a 10-track project dubbed bigger than 4 Walls (BT4W), which received over 2 million streams in 2 weeks. It featured African pop stars, Runtown, King Promise, Zlatan and neo-alternative artiste, Wavy the Creator.
As a follow up to the album, TÖME put out a single dubbed ‘I Pray’. It came as a 3-pack with one version in French, another as a solo effort and the final as a collab with Sean Kingston.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Some of the most notable emerging artists from the BIPOC communities in BC including:
DIRTYCPU, RCN KOKO*, FLETWOOD HUEY, FEJIRO, SADBOY DENZEL, TAYBYTHEWAY, SHIHOTTIE, DJs AZEEZ, DHEXTRUS, BISHOP the DJ, SAFARINITES, DHEXTRUS
We are honored to receive you as you accept our invitation to this very special event made possible by BELL Corporation and the Surrey School Board offering us the use of their magnificent Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey.
Please be advised: Public Health Orders regarding proof of vaccination and masking may change between the time you purchase your ticket and the date of the event. Any Public Health Orders in place on the day of the event will need to be adhered to.
There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets. (If the performance is rescheduled due to a Provincial Health order, tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date or refunded at the discretion of the promoter.)
All patrons over the age of 1 year old must have a ticket in order to enter the auditorium.