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Deesha on MTV Desi
Deesha on MTV Desi (MTVDesi.Com)

The Junos (Canada’s top music awards) have recognized desi singing sensation Deesha, by nominating her debut album Life Less Ordinary as one of the country’s best R & B/Soul records of the year.

As an Indo-Canadian woman, Deesha’s commitment to R&B—a musical tradition she finds “melodic and timeless”—has been challenged.

Last December, she told Nirali magazine she understands R & B music, and remains reluctant to lace her tracks with dhol beats. “Just because the blood that runs through my veins is Punjabi doesn’t mean the music that comes out of me is going to be—if it’s going to be honest.”

Read the full feature here.

The Juno Awards will be held on April 1st, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and televised live on CTV.

February 12, 2007
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