Kelly Bado

“I was always a singer, not a solo[ist], but I was in choirs back home, and that’s where I learned to sing. My mom was also in choir, and it must have felt natural to push me in that direction.” Kelly Bado, U-channel. March 2021
Last updated: November 23, 2022

Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa | Manitoba, Canada

Weaving in influences from her African heritage, la chanson française, and American gospel, Kelly Bado’s music crosses cultural barriers to bring people together in joy and hope. Her striking vocals and uplifting melodies were recognized with a 2021 WCMA Francophone and Global Artist of the Year Award. With lyrics inspired by love, celebration and social equality, Kelly is committed to the vision of an inclusive world where we come together as citizens of this vast planetary village - each contributing our unique strengths to the common experience.

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Great Canadian Orchestra Field Trip

Join orchestras, musicians, activists, and scientists from coast to coast on a musical journey. This free video-on-demand learning series explores the transformative power of music and art in the climate emergency.