Performing: GRANDSTAND: FRI 7PM and SAT 2PM and SAT 7PM
A singer-songwriter who effortlessly fuses intricate reggae music with world-pop undertones and love of her Ukrainian heritage is not the kind of artist you encounter every day. It’s this very element of surprise that makes Auresia one of the most exciting young talents in the country.
With a penchant for delivering unexpected genre-bending tracks, Auresia masterfully showcases her authentic musical stylings on her new full-length Ukrainian release, titled Korinnya (meaning “roots” in Ukrainian). This fourth record scheduled for release this Summer is the followup to her third album- Raíces which encompassed various Latin, Afro-Cuban and Reggae rhythms, and her “World-Pop-Reggae” sophomore album, Risin’!, which was dedicated to love in all its forms. Throughout all of these records, one thing is consistent- Auresia’s sweet and soulful voice soars across her eclectic roots reggae mix, enriched with her beautiful harmonies, flying through and beyond the various world music rhythms.
‘Korinnya’ is Auresia’s new album to be released later this year, is the first one recorded in her mother-tongue and is recorded with some of the best musicians (Marina Krut: Ex-Factor Semi-Finalist on bandura, Denis Shvets: ‘Sunsay’ on drums, Roman Kucherenko on bass: ’Sunsay, 5’Nizza’), all recorded at one of the top studios (Zvuko Tsek, Kiev, Ukraine & Shepytal Records, Ternopil, Ukraine) that Ukraine has to offer. With the diverse use of traditional Ukrainian instrumentation (Bandura, Cimbalom, Sopilka), Auresia impressively blends roots reggae with folk-pop lyrics, her sweet, captivating voice and harmonic melodies.
"Korinnya is an homage to my mother who, sadly, was murdered through domestic violence. I first wrote the song as a tribute to her on the 10th year anniversary of her tragic death. The song ‘Korinnya/Raíces’ has such deep roots and meaning to me. Keeping my beautiful mother's legacy and memory alive, I went back to my roots in Ukraine, to my mother's native land, to record this album and shoot the music video for it.” - Auresia
An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Auresia has been performing and charming audiences since she was just three years old. Her unique mix of styles, beautiful melodies and truthful lyrics have landed her gigs alongside the likes of Shaggy, Kymani Marley, Cocoa Tea, Sister Nancy and Tanya Stephens. She has also performed at festivals around the world, including the Omega Unity Fest in Colombia and Toronto’s Canadian Music Week. Since her debut release, she has been nominated for five awards (Independent Music Awards, Canadian Reggae Awards) and in 2014, Auresia was honored with the Reggae Xclusive Award for Top Singer.
Auresia’s energetic and heart-felt shows mixed with Reggae and Latin rhythms are sure to move your dancing feet. Auresia's uplifting and heartfelt songs captivate and inspire her audience and they will be leaving with positive vibes, usually singing her songs long after
the show is over.