This year, Carib-Canadian singer/songwriter, fashion-influencer and choreographer KAPRI is the only female nominee for Dance Recording of the Year at the prestigious JUNO Awards 2018 – comparable to the American Grammys and one of the highest musical events presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music.
The nomination comes on the heels of her hit dance music track “Deeper” beating out Justin Bieber for the number one spot on the Canadian Spotify Viral Charts.
She got the exciting news between attending the recently held 2018 Grammy Awards in New York and preparing to fly Trinidad for the annual Carnival celebrations with The Lost Tribe Carnival band. This has made her Carnival trip into a festive celebration of this groundbreaking milestone in her music career.
So far, KAPRI has paid a visit to the Heartbeat 103.5, Slam 100.5 radio stations and did an upcoming OMG! Magazine interview over the Carnival season to promote her hit single 'Deeper' produced under her label – Universal Music Canada Inc., for which she has achieved the coveted JUNO Award nomination of 'Best Dance Recording of the Year.'
The hit single has been featured on radio stations across Canada for the last 3 months and is accompanied by a heavily Trini-influenced music video, which is available for viewing right now at her KapriVEVO channel on Youtube.com. This year she represents at the JUNOs for women songwriters all over the world as the only female in this very competitive dance music category.
KAPRI was born and raised in Canada by her Tobago-born mother Sharlene who opened Alberta’s first ever Afro-Caribbean dance studio-"Movements". While watching her mom perfect routines to beat-driven Soca rhythms and African drums, KAPRI developed a strong connection to bass and syncopated rhythm.
Over the past week, KAPRI has been "partying like a VIP" for Carnival 2018 and will spend one more week in the country with a mission to fully immerse herself in the local culture of her second home-away-from-home, absorbing the local sights, sounds and flavours to forge a #Deeper connection to her Caribbean heritage. She has also aligned some exciting musical collaborations while she remains in T&T.
KAPRI holds an honours degree in Communications and Psychology from Carleton University, is a devoted fan of RuPaul's Drag Race, and has attained a growing popularity, cutting her teeth in some of Canada’s most esteemed dance clubs.
Photo Courtesy Stephen Daisley