Ep. 34: Having Hard Conversations w/ Shakura S'Aida

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Today on ReFolkUs, we chat to Shakura S’Aida. Shakura goes into depth on how she navigates having hard conversations within both a personal and business context and offers advice on helpful ways of resolving differences in order to move forward.

Shakura explains the importance of honesty and having realistic expectations during challenging discussions - while also highlighting the importance of embracing disagreements and engaging in discourse to explore differing opinions.

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Shakura S’Aida is an award winning performer who has traveled the globe for more than two decades connecting and inspiring audiences with her powerful vocals. An undeniable talent and an outspoken advocate for human rights and racial equality, her artistic work reflects that which impacts and connects us all. Love, conflict, community, life and death. A central figure in Toronto's music scene, the Brooklyn born, Swiss raised entertainer has garnered not only an international recording and touring career, but has shined on the theater stage as star and creator of the four woman tribute to Nina Simone, The Nina Project, and in roles on screen, including as Lena, member of the beloved Jazza Gals in the acclaimed series Schitt's Creek.

Her latest album, Hold On To Love, was nominated for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the 2023 Juno Awards and won Album of the Year at the 2023 Ontario Folk Music Awards.


Presented by Folk Music Ontario
Hosted by Rosalyn Dennett
Produced by Kayla Nezon and Rosalyn Dennett
Mixed by Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin
Theme music “Amsterdam” by King Cardiac
Artwork by Jaymie Karn


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