Northern Power Summit Speaker series presented by SOCAN Foundation
Bishop Brigante is a Scarborough-born hip-hip artist, battle rap legend and actor. Before launching his music career, Bishop first became a household name within the hip-hop community for his involvement in battle rap, going mostly undefeated for a majority of his career. His appearance on BET’s Freestyle Friday segment on 106 & Park put his name on the map, as he became the first Canadian rapper to appear on the segment where he won for three consecutive weeks.
B-Flix is a 24 year old R&B/ Hip-Hop artist from Boston, Ontario, Canada. His music is unique because he has a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and has been in a wheelchair since the age of 3. Despite the obvious physical obstacles, Flix is determined to show the World that individuals with special needs can contribute to society. Flix is also an artist, and inspirational speaker.
In October of 2016, Flix released his third full length album called, Genuine II. This album continued the story of the one previous, and went on to be nominated for several Canadian Urban Television Hip-Hop Awards. This album became the first by Flix to chart on Canadian college radio, reaching #8 on the CFBX Kamloops Hip-Hop chart. Genuine II also featured the song, “Love Will Last” featuring Moka Only, which was nominated for several Canadian Urban Television Hip-Hop Awards, an American Songwriting Award, and was named a Semi-Finalist in the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition.
At the end of the day, Flix just wants to be known for changing the World; he wants to leave nothing but a legacy.
David Hayman is the founder, Lead Music Supervisor and Creative Director at Supergroup Sonic Branding Co, a company dedicated to the art of Music Supervision and Authentic Music Curation. David’s numerous credits include Network television dramatic series (Rookie Blue, Between, Burden of Truth) and comedies (Kids in The Hall Death Comes To Town, Letterkenny, Less Than Kind), numerous independent and studio feature films, and he has made a career as one of the busiest music supervisors in the advertising industry, winning multiple awards and leading his team of curators and music supers to new creative heights.
David’s love for the collision of songs x cinema began during his early days as a filmmaker and producer. David continues to create, producing live session videos, graphic design work for various bands, hosting a podcast (The Music Supercast), and is now the vice president of the Guild of Music Supervisors in Canada.
David does not enjoy long walks on the beach. They are pointless and you lose a lot of traction every time the waves come in. David likes to move fast. No Sleep till Brooklyn.
Tara Muldoon is the author of two books and has facilitated more than 150 forgiveness workshops and assists young men and women with finding peace of their own. Learn more about Tara’s empowering mission at thefyouproject.ca.
DJ Nana, born and raised in Waterloo, Ontario descends from the royal family of the Brong-Ahafo kingdom of Ghana. His name translates to the title of “chief” and he takes this namesake to heart. According to Nana, the name placed a great sense of responsibility on his shoulders. At an early age Nana started to take his work and passion for music very seriously.
Nana started his DJ career at the age of 14, his Mother would insist that his Father wait in the car while Nana did his thing in clubs he wasn’t of age to be in. Since then, Nana has performed throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South Africa with artists such as Zaki Ibrahim, Rich Kidd, D.O., and Art of Fresh. He has opened for The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Danger Mouse, and K’naan. Nana contributed to the Naturally Born Strangers’ Juno 2015 Rap Recording of the Year, earned the Ghana’s Best International DJ Award in 2014 and is getting set to release a new DJ Nana Presents series of recordings featuring Saukrates, Keysha Freshh, and numerous other talented artists from Toronto.