If Feist and Sade, had a music baby with big hair, a big smile and a golden heart, Toronto indie-pop singer/ songwriter Domanique Grant would be it. A fiery, fun personality, her songs are infused with pop, soul and international flavours, and her live show is a magical modern experience that incorporates performance art and live harpists.
“Merely sitting next to Domanique is inspirational.”
– Toronto Star
“An artist whose story breaks convention”
-Yonge Street Media
A rare combination of talent, entrepreneurialism, creativity and generosity, Domanique was once the youngest president of two co-op housing organizations, had her story written into a Dora Award-nominated theatre production by Judith Thompson, and became a motivational speaker who toured Uganda and Canada.
She has played almost every major Toronto venue on festival bills and, In 2015, she was selected as one of the eight Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Artist Ambassadors to host and perform inside of The Olympic Athletes’ Village (performing in English, French and Spanish)- languages all learned while growing up in Toronto.
She also appeared in The Opening Ceremony, which was viewed by more than 1 million people and has been invited to perform as a musical artist in Uganda, Argentina, Cuba and more. Those who see Domanique perform often remark on her magical stage presence and powerhouse delivery — and then they spread the word.
Domanique has been writing and recording her first EP Album a special music project and interactive music tour for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Produced by Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara, Kreesha Turner, Kelly Clarkson), The EP album has been funded by FACTOR, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and more and will be programmed into major events and festivals beginning in 2017. Domanique’s 2017 live schedule will be released soon!
Domanique is a sought after speaker. She has spoken and performed for The United Nations, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, during The Team Canada and Team Jamaica Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Welcome Ceremonies and across East Africa and North America, to name a few. Domanique is the 2016 Venture Lab Boost Award recipient, The 2014 Black Canadian Award Honouree and The 2011 Toronto Arts Foundation Artist for Community Engagement Award nominee.