Mimi O'Bonsawin
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Mimi O'Bonsawin

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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all songs original and on scan





Mimi O’Bonsawin


There is beautiful land and water that embrace you in Northern Ontario, add that with the family warmth of a French Canadian/Native heritage and you will find the core of Mimi and the songs that are inspired by her love of Mother Earth and mankind.


It is rare to find something one of a kind in a time where we often feel that it’s all been done, but Mimi is just that. When you see her you know it. Red dreadlocks and a sense of style that could echo any decade from the 30’s to the present day. When you hear her sultry, soulful voice you sense the spirits of the artistic giants she has been drawn to all of her 21 years: Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, Buffy St. Marie to name but a few. Mimi has absorbed their lessons through endless hours spent with hundreds of vinyl LPs, but she never crosses the line into imitation.


Mimi is wrapping a busy year with showcasing in Cannes, France (MIDEM) multiple appearances in her home area of Manitoulin and Sudbury, out to Eastern Canada in New Brunswick, then home to play the well established Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto.


Her first self-titled debut CD is a collection of songs that are brand new, and at the same time classic. With two video/single releases of songs from the first CD, ‘Brave’ and ‘Pedalin’ getting radio coverage, Mimi is currently in preparation for her second CD offering of new original songs with plans for the new release, major touring and promotional campaigns yet to be announced.


Her own songs are rich with her love of the northern Ontario landscapes she grew up with, and alive with her aboriginal (Abenaki) roots as well as the music and traditions of her French Canadian heritage.  


New Music from an Old Soul. There is no other way to say it - Mimi is Mimi.

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