Playing: Sunday January , 7:30 pm at the PG Playhouse (with Don Amero)
Sample Song: “8th Wonder”
Diyet, an Aboriginal singer/songwriter from Kluane country, offers catchy melodies, hopeful lyrics, and head bopping grooves in her debut album “The Breaking Point“which was recorded with Juno award winning producer Bob Hamilton of Old Crow Recording. Her music is influenced by her roots and ancestry and is the inspiration for many of her songs. With a worldview of aboriginal culture, she is focused on the greater human potential and has always beendrawn to music as her vehicle.
Diyet met with great success with the release of her debut album, The Breaking Point at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She wowed crowds of thousands, performing on Olympic and aboriginal stages during the games. Her music is soulful, danceable and a touch rootsy. “This album was written in my village and is heavily influenced by the wide spectrum of emotions and happenings that come to the forefront of rural first nation communities, but the messaging is universal,” says Diyet.
Diyet is a classically trained singer and a published songwriter. In 2005 the Southern Tutchone singer returned to her home community of Burwash Landing, after years of living the“city life,” and took a more personal look at the songwriting process. The songs from the resulting album are inspired from her experiences and observations of life in contemporary first nation society. Always hopeful, Diyet is a contemporary aboriginal artist who is focused on removing the barriers and stereotypes that face modern aboriginal people. While many aboriginal people feel a close connection to her music, Diyet strives to make her music relevant to a worldwide audience.