Homebase: New Westminster
Named 2020 R&B Artist of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards, Krystle Dos Santos is an accomplished soul singer-songwriter based in Vancouver with Guyanese roots. She's been performing for more than a decade across Canada and is known for her powerful voice and infectious warmth, pairing her original music with beloved soul classics. Her popular "History of Motown" school show premiered in 2019 and has been booked into 100+ schools, and as a pre-recorded concert during the pandemic. Her new show, "BLAK | Canadian Women in Music," features iconic songs and historically important stories from accomplished singers.
Krystle and the band were spectacular. I have never seen so many kids line up after a show for autographs! The staff loved it just as much as the kids and all were dancing in their seats. Thank you for teaching us about Motown music and sharing it with our school community. We highly recommend this incredible show. Ripple Rock Elementary, Campbell River
Krystle and her band engaged kids from the beginning to the end and showed how fun it can be to play real musical instruments. She sprinkled in a lot of facts and history about the Motown era and we loved the overall energy and the music. Students were clapping their hands, moving their bodies and having a great time. I would definitely recommend her to other schools! Jacquie Lavoie, Vancouver Principal
See a preview of Krystle's show by registering for 'ArtStarts Presents'!
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 min
Tech Requirements: electrical outlet, 1 table, swept stage or floor
Fee Range: $545-$1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
WCMA soul singer-songwriter Krystle Dos Santos and her 4-piece band will take students back in time to the peak of Motown Music from the late 1950s to 1980s. Krystle's powerful and interactive medleys of hits by The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations and the Jackson 5 will have students and teachers singing and dancing in their seats! Students will learn interesting facts about these key artists and about the historical and significant impact that Motown music has had on contemporary soul music today. This show is also offered as a professionally pre-recorded concert (38-min) with a 15-min virtual Q&A with Krystle via Zoom/Teams/Google Meet. Krystle's live tours are limited to the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Howe Sound. Pre-recorded shows with Q&As are available for other regions in B.C.
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 day
Tech Requirements: gym, swept floor, stage, electrical outlet
Fee Range: $695-$1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Krystle Dos Santos takes students on a musical journey celebrating notable Black Canadian women in music. She shares historically important stories about the underground railroad, civil rights movement and key events in black history while weaving in iconic songs from the eras in which these women lived and performed. Students learn about contemporary opera soprano Measha Brueggergosman; Canada's First Lady of the Blues Salome Bey; Vancouver's First Lady of Jazz Eleanor Collins; internationally renowned Opera Singer Portia White, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductee Candus Churchill; and jazz singer-songwriter Dee Daniels. Krystle also shares songs and performances by some contemporary Canadian artists, along with some of her own from her award-winning album Bloom | Burn. Students are introduced to an array of musical styles including spirituals, jazz, blues, soul, R&B, pop and hip hop. The show also includes a multimedia component with photos and videos of spoken word poetry. This show is also offered as a professionally pre-recorded concert (45 min.) with a 15-min virtual Q&A with Krystle via Zoom/Teams/Google Meet. Krystle's live tours are limited to the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Howe Sound. Pre-recorded shows with Q&As are available for other regions in B.C.