Foonyap reinvents classical violin to make Asian folk electronica
Musician trades classical violin for original electronic music with Asian and folk influences
Calgary artist Foonyap turned from playing classical violin to creating original music she describes as "Asian folk electronica."
Hear her story, and some of the music she's performing at the 2018 Block Heater Festival in Calgary, this week on Key of A.
To find out more about how she creates the sounds of traditional Asian instruments, check out this video from CBC Music.
Plus, shout-outs to the seven Alberta bands and solo artists nominated for Juno Awards this year!
Our artists snagged nominations in the reggae, blues, electronic, country, metal, adult contemporary and pop categories — with a triple nomination for Ruth B. of Edmonton: Pop Album, Artist of the Year and Album of the Year!
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