Kelsey Adams

Kelsey Adams is an arts and culture journalist from Toronto. Her writing explores the intersection of music, art and film, with a focus on the work of marginalized cultural producers. She is an associate producer for CBC Music.

Latest from Kelsey Adams

Keshia Chanté on how the Legacy Awards can change the Canadian entertainment industry

The television host, singer and actress is hosting the second annual awards show on Sept. 24.

5 songs to soundtrack your Libra season

Let these tracks from Avril Lavigne, City and Colour, Haviah Mighty and more get you into a Libra state of mind.

Director X's 10 best music videos

After crafting vibrant videos for Drake, Rihanna and more, he'll be honoured at the 2023 Legacy Awards.

5 songs to soundtrack your Virgo season

Let these tracks from Shania Twain, Kaytranada, Leonard Cohen and more get you into the methodical Virgo mindset.

Gayance blends global and local sounds on Mascarade

Here’s a shortlist shortcut to the Montreal artist’s Polaris-nominated debut album.

The Block Party 2023: highlights

The most memorable moments of the festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop

20 songs that tell the story of Canadian hip-hop

On the genre's 50th anniversary, we look back at pivotal moments from across the decades.

Meet Kuruza, the DJ collective uniting the African diaspora through music

The group discusses carving its own lane in Toronto's dance music scene, and how hip-hop culture provided a blueprint.

Saukrates in 7 songs

A guide to the must-know tracks in the Toronto rapper’s discography.

Good Luck is Debby Friday's exhilarating quest for self-discovery

Here’s a shortlist shortcut to the artist’s riotous, Polaris-nominated debut album.