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About Desirée Dawson


Desirée Dawson is an award winning recording artist, songwriter, producer, yoga teacher and sound healing facilitator. Desirée is passionate about music’s role in collective healing by encouraging listeners to find a connection within themselves and the people and land around them. She moves in and out of genres seamlessly and can be found performing and creating many different styles of music.

She is a lover of harmonies and her songs focus on her main instrument, which is her powerful yet soothing voice.  Highlights from the last year include a JUNO Award nomination for her album Meet You At The Light, two SXSW Music Video Award wins, a UK Music Video Award nomination, and recently she opened for Serena Ryder on her tour in the fall of 2022. In 2023, notable highlights include releasing a new single “Lonely”, performing at the Women in Music Canada Honours event, and being an artist selected to be part of this year’s renowned EU Keychange program. Desirée is creating music for film and TV and most recently spent time in Crete, Greece, co-composing the soundtrack of an upcoming Indie film, Ask The Plantain.


A CBC radio favourite, Desirée's music has been featured on numerous CBC programs which have her songs on regular rotation across the country. Her songs have been heard on CBC Radio ever since winning Canada’s CBC Searchlight contest in 2016. Desirée passionately supports her community through a variety of music-based workshops and gatherings. Whether performing solo with her baritone Ukulele, in harmony with her band or leading sound healing workshops, Desirée’s music is made to get us feeling and healing.

Most recent release: I AM Blessed

"Her positive energy in combination with the strum of her ukulele and beautiful voice will leave you inspired."

                                                             - Kiah Welsh (CBC

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