Calla Kinglit is a musician, songwriter, and poet who draws inspiration from the awe of wilderness and exploring the human experience. She writes her music with location in mind; Calla’s experiences working as a researcher in the Congo Forest Basin in Cameroon, exploring the vast and redemptive beauty of her home base in Canada’s Yukon wilderness, manoeuvring through landslides in the Himalayas, and contemplating the spiritual journey of one small being in all this grandness. Her music is characterized by haunting melodies combined with deep wilderness based lyrics. Calla is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily writing on a warm hollow body electric guitar, but able to translate that into many mediums.
Calla made her entrance into the music scene with recognition from Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2015, receiving second prize and performing to an impressive crowd at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto. Earlier that year, she held her own as a compelling solo opening act for a sold out performance by Juno Award Winner Dan Mangan at the Yukon Arts Centre, and was awarded the Bell Media Prize providing her with the opportunity to travel to Toronto for direct mentorship from Canada’s Music Incubator. Calla Kinglit continues to source her inspiration from the wild spaces around her, bringing a grounded serenity to her music and work, and responding to the natural environment—wherever it may be.
This worldly artist takes folk music to a dusky, mysterious place, inviting her listeners and audiences to join her on this ethereal journey. Calla Kinglit will be sharing her richly storied songs on stage at this summer’s Dawson City Music Festival- come enjoy the far-away lands of her music, words, and dreamscapes.