Erica Dee Mah is a Whitehorse-based multi-instrumental musician, singer-songwriter, and storyteller. This spring, she released The Sargasso Season, an original collection of songs written on the guzheng, a 23-stringed Chinese zither. The album is an exploration of sounds and possibilities on a versatile traditional instrument, and seeks out a place for the guzheng in Canadian folk-roots music. Erica writes about transoceanic journeys, Chinese-Canadian identity across generations, and finding connection in new landscapes. Exclaim! Magazine recently named Erica one of the "must-hear" emerging artists in Canada. She will be performing with an ensemble of talented, classically-trained musicians (Darcy Mccord, Alana Martinson, Toby Moisey, and Jordy Walker), creating a unique orchestral folk sound. Erica's performances are intimate, innovative, and captivating, sure to transport audiences to another world.
Praise for "The Sargasso Season":
"The Sargasso Season is a transfixing orchestral-folk album full of perseverance and hope." - Exclaim!
"Erica Dee Mah’s music is a beautiful expression of how the past connects to our present." - Dominionated
"Add Erica Mah to the list of world class musical talents and innovators to come out of Smithers, B.C." - Roots Music Canada
Wednesday, November 16
Erica Dee Mah & The Water Ensemble
Wednesday, November 16 2022
Old Fire Hall
November 17 | 7PM