Saidah Baba Talibah
The daughter of Canada’s first lady of the blues, Salome Bey, Talibah is an artist who fiercely combines rock, funk and soul. Her sartorial splendor, preternatural punk attitude and flamboyant image match her talent and independent spirit. Whether recording songs on her smart phone for The Phone Demo’s 2009 pre-release or championing a raw vegan lifestyle, she produces hard rocking outsider music with insider charm. It’s forward-thinking music with old school sensibilities, supported by a kick-ass band, featuring unusual-but-essential elements of strings and sousaphone.