Krystle was born in Edmonton and is of Guyanese descent. She grew up listening to Motown and soul music as a kid but didn't start taking professional singing lessons until the age of 16. She studied singing and performing at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Over the past 10 years, Krystle has been working professionally as a soul singer-songwriter performing Motown classics along with her own original soul music. In 2016, she debuted her own cabaret style show incorporating spoken word, poetry dance and song, called Blak to highlight the experiences, struggles and stereotypes that black Canadians face today.
NEW ARTIST: Limited Availability 2019-2020 School Year
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Fee Range: $970 -$1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Vancouver-based soul singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos and her three-piece soul band (keys, guitar, drums) will take students back in time to the era of Motown music from the late 1950s to 1980s. Motown Records, started by producer Berry Gordy with only an $800 loan, grew into a massive label featuring stars such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and a young Michael Jackson in the Jackson 5. Krystle and her band will perform interactive songs from the Motown catalogue while also educating students about the historical importance of Motown and its artists in music history, and the significant impact its had on contemporary soul music today.