Making Art in Saskatchewan: Fiyin Obayan
by Casey Ling
February 26, 2022 in Artist Profile
Fiyin Obayan had her first debut performance at the Nutrien Stage at Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival on June 24th, 2018. Since then, she has performed at the Elim Show N' Shine and Global Biotech Week.
Fiyin Obayan has also been awarded a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to record a demo with producer T-Bone (Brent Blazieko) and Juno award winning sound engineer Bart Mackay in September 2018.
Some of Fiyin's favorite genres to listen to are gospel, jazz, folk, and electronica. Her music draws strong influences from other artists such as Mary Mary, Ella Fitzgerald, Nikki Yanofsky, Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Relient K, Coldplay, and Esperanza Spalding.
'Can You Feel It' by Fiyin Obayan starts with Fiyin singing bass lines and melodic lines eight counts before the association instruments comes in. The feel of the music is to give an Afro-Latino music vibe. Can You Feel It intends to invoke joy, sounds of summer and feeling the love of God in the air.
'Can You Feel It' by Fiyin Obayan
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