Dynamic, assertive female energies with Kytami

Dynamic fiddler Kytami and special guest Annie Becker will energize the crowd Oct. 20 at the Waverley Hotel.

Dynamic fiddler Kytami and special guest Annie Becker will energize the crowd Oct. 20 at the Waverley Hotel.

If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, or synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using no more then her violin bow … but what more does she need?

Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a ‘music revolutionary’ by Whats Up Magazine USA, a ‘violinextremist’ here at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin.

Through an alchemy of classical fiddle styles and the heavy bass elements of electronic music and hip hop, Kytami has managed to soar above not only the restraints of musical genre labeling, but has also managed to forge a path so bold and unique that she has been called ‘Canada’s most diverse and engaging fiddle player.’

Whether playing with Violin vs. Vinyl, Blackie and the Triumphs, Delhi 2 Dublin, or her personal DJ team, one thing is proven at Kytami concerts from Bumbershoot Festival to Shambhala: If you dare to witness this violin diva take the stage, be prepared to wear through not only the soles of your dancing shoes, but perhaps also the version of reality you once thought you knew.

When Annie Becker sings, people listen.

Her soulful, sultry voice and undeniably playful charisma will have your feet tapping before you know it. Her music is flavoured with a blend of bohemian-style pop, a touch of soul, layered on top of a folk foundation. As Annie’s voice booms over catchy musical harmonies, it displays hints of Regina Spektor quirkiness delivered with the power of Adele with a cheerful honesty that remains dominant throughout every note she plays.

Although Annie’s artistic journey is one of connectivity and humanity, that collective outlook stands in contrast with the fierce individuality of her music.

Whether it’s at packed clubs, intimate coffeehouses, busy street corners or bustling music festivals, those who come across Annie will no doubt walk away with a smile on their face and a melody in their head.

For more about the musicians, visit www.kytami.ca and www.myspace.com/anniebeckermusic.

Tickets for Oct. 20 at the Waverley are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322.

Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

— Cumberland Village Works