“Journey Home,” with Perpie Atife

YYC Popcast

Aug 28 2022 • 43 mins

On this week's episode, I was lucky enough to chat with the lovely and talented, Perpie Atife who was one of this year's recipients of the  Alberta Lieutenant Governors Emerging Artists award!
Perpie shares her journey of musicianship and how she found herself falling in love with playing the saxophone, almost by a twist of fate! Originally from Nigeria, now living in Calgary, Perpie talks about how she grew up listening to everything from Dolly Parton to Don Williams to the rich afrobeat music of her surroundings and childhood. Perpie also tells us what it’s like to work in the music industry not only as a woman, but a mother as well.
From her performance at Studio Bell to this year's Calgary Stampede grandstand show and her upcoming album, “Ije” coming out this fall, Perpie has had a very exciting and busy past couple months!

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Perpie Bio:
Recipient of the 2021 CCIS New Canadian Artist Award (NCAA), Perpie is an active recording and performing saxophonist, songwriter, arts manager and event curator. Headline artist at the Canadian Jazz Festival, TDJazzYYC Fest, MUSON Festival and the National Music Centre’s Bell Live Series at the King Eddy, her music draws inspiration from scores of influences including African folk music, traditional musical practices, gospel, country, smooth jazz and soft rock. She is known for her rich and lyrical tone on the saxophone.

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