Alpha Toshineza is a francophone MC and graphic designer. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Alpha started rhyming in the early 90s. He was a member of different rap groups (HLM, MQP, Nouvelle Alliance) before going solo under the name Gospel Emcee. He released his first EP (Bonne Cause) in 2005 and his first album in 2007. In 2014, Alpha moved to Winnipeg, and started his design studio and record label JAZZ INUIT. "Jazz Inuit » is also the name of his latest CD released in 2017. This album earned him a nomination at the Western Canadian Music Awards for "Francophone Artist of the Year » and a SOCAN Price for Best Francophone Song. Alpha loves to collaborate with live musicians but also enjoys going back to the essence of hiphop (one mic, 2 turntables). Alpha will rock the stage with DJ Stop at Winnipeg Jazz Fest, Canada Day and the Northerntouch Music Festival. Alpha has collaborated with many local artists like DJ Crabskull, Elessar Thiessen, Justin Lacroix, Kelly Bado, Selci, Joanna Majoko and many more.
All pre-recorded music has been removed from this episode.
The set list originally featured in this episode:
Alpha Toshineza “Chaque Jour”
Alpha Toshineza “I don’t know (ft. Selci)“
For more local music, check out the Winnipeg Music Project (http://www.winnipegmusicproject.com/)
Thank you to UMFM 101.5FM (http://www.umfm.com/)
Music by Will and Art from Collector Studio (https://www.collectorstudio.net)
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