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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Band EDM Adult Contemporary


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"New Sounds: 2islandgirls"

"Kay and Kathy DaSilva's roots are showing. The Barbados-raised sisters, despite having lived in Canada for over 20 years, infuse their album with the sounds of their island home. And whether they're singing pop-style ballads such as "Dance With Me" or performing a full-out calypso, the ladies fill their music with passion and warmth. The album mixes up the upbeat traditional calypsos with the slower love songs, providing a pleasing combination, yet avoiding a cliched presentation of modern Caribbean musical styles. And as much as I do enjoy the calypsoes, I would call "Dance With Me" my favorite track on this disc - the strong vocals fully expose the heart behind the song. And the singing, vulnerable as it is being on full display, matches that vulnerability with equal parts honesty." - Vue Weekly, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"2islandgirls CD release concert"

People usually blink twice when learning that sisters Kay and Kathy DaSilva, were born and raised in Barbados. No one likes to believe they are stereotyping race. "Everyone expects musicians from Barbados to be black," laughs the light skinned Kathy, the elder of the two by one year. The DaSilvas, a.k.a. 2islandgirls, are releasing their first self-entitled album at a concert this Wednesday April 29 at the Winspear Centre. While Kay's pure voice carries the vocals, Kathy is an exciting multi-instrumentalist. With the addition of the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus' 60 voices singing in the choir loft, it promises to be quite an extravaganza. "When you're in your forties and you're putting out your first CD, you either go big or go home." Each of the 14 tracks is different in style from romantic ballads to techno dance tracks. Yet, each song is scented with memories from the Caribbean - steel pan bands, tall swaying palm trees, white sandy beaches and cerulean waters. In sifting through 30 years of songwriting, the DaSilva's left it up to St.Albert's Gord Matthews to tweak and arrange each tune. Kathy has nothing but gushing praise for his expertise that melded mandolin with reggae, Caribbean with acoustic country. His 'magical arrangements add so much to our music.' The DaSilva's were born in Barbados, the children of a Guyanese musician and a mother whose British ancestors had moved to the colonies as plantation supervisors. Kathy learned to play guitar from her father and both sisters ended up sining in Church choirs. "We brought conga. It was very energetic." They have maintained deep roots in Barbados and are eager to share the magic of that world. "It will be an amazing performance of great music. It's catchy and easy to move to. And we plan to end with a dance." - Anna Borowiecki - St.Albert Gazette


2islandgirls Cd
Release April 2009



Welcome to the music of 2islandgirls, Kay and Kathy DaSilva, an eclectic mix of acoustic folk and Caribbean rhythms! Call it Caribbean, call it Folk, call it Island, or call it Trop Rock, 2islandgirls music is all about “Total Fun and Dancing”.
Kay and Kathy were born and grew up in the small and beautiful island of Barbados. They began singing at an early age with their Dad who was a local island musician with a recording studio. They went on to develop a unique style that blended vocal harmonies with acoustic guitar.
Performing a mixture of original and specially chosen cover favourites, they have performed all over the world from Barbados to England, and coast to coast in Canada over the past 25 years.
From intimate venues as a 2 pc, to full band performances at large venues and festivals, 2islandgirls bring fun, laughter, and dancing to create the ultimate crowd pleasing performance.
Their debut CD, released in April 2009 featured a selection of songs that mirror their versatility and creativity. With the addition of well respected musician Gord Matthews, our Sno-Cone man, the song writing trio is reaching new heights with a new Album scheduled to be released in early 2011!