Future Music

This is a showcase performance for the 11 dynamic and talented QT+BIPOC artists that took part in the FM Music residency program. We are thrilled to share these new, exciting voices with our audience! The program provided the chosen QT+BIPOC artists with integral artistic and business skills to bring their talents and wide range of offerings to BC’s young audiences. Find out more about the artists below and watch them perform at the 2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival.

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival Society and Rup Sidhu are the proud creators and producers of the inaugural FM: Future Music Mentorship Program presented in partnership with ArtStarts in Schools, Apparatus and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

This project is generously supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia through the AMPLIFY BC industry Initiatives Program and the BC Arts Council.

Performers: 11 QT+BIPOC Future Music Residence Artists
 BC / Canada
Genre: Music / Storytelling / Spoken Word
Show length: 50 min
Ages: All Ages (Grades K-12)







FIND MUTYA is warm and electric, with a humble strength. A ray of sunshine, she believes in connection, belonging, community empowerment, laughter, inspiration and living her starlit life to the fullest. Made on the Tagalog speaking lands and born a settler on the unceded Coast Salish territories. Philippines and Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo by Mutya Macatumpag.

Jeremy Cruz

Jeremy Cruz is an aspiring singer-songwriter and theatre artist from Vancouver, BC, Canada, who is ecstatic to be a part of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival!


Anjalica Solomon

Anjalica Solomon is a genderfluid Desi poet, spoken word artist, organiser and multi-disciplinary performer. Their poetic work often seeks to proclaim the possibilities of love and resilience. Based in BC, Born in Chandigarh India.


John Gonzalez – Breaking Boundaries

John Gonzalez is a Colombian-Canadian accordion player, hand percussion player and teacher who specializes in Cumbia & Spiritual Music. His particular style of playing is heavily influenced by his travels and broad cultural experiences. He loves producing cultural events, where people from different cultures enjoy the diversity of dance/experimental music.

Ia Milagros – Breaking Boundaries

Andrea Milagros is a Colombian-Canadian dancer, musician, painter and expressive art therapist. She is actively working with an Afro dance group, an authentic Colombian dance group and as an art therapist for kids in a school in Surrey. She loves expressing the blessings energy of life through different arts.

“Big Fish” Written & Performed by Obediya Jones-Darrell
Based on Caribbean and West African folklore, Anansi is a Spider… or is he a little boy? He uses his magical spiderwebs as a fishing line so he can catch a fish for lunch. With a target age of 4-6 year olds, through play and music this short film teaches young audiences about multiculturalism & the power of friendship.


Missy D

Missy D is a bilingual Hip Hop, Rap & Soul Artist who makes music as therapy, to express feelings, share a message and connect with listeners. It is a fusion of sounds of her childhood from French melodies to r&b, soul, jazz, hip hop and rap legends. Photo by David Markwei.


Will Clements

Will Clements is an openly queer-bilingual jazz vocalist, published arranger, and educator, based from Vancouver, BC.



Sejal is a violinist and singer, wrangling together influences from classical, folk, South Asian, and 90s R&B music into her own acoustic sound. Sejal is a South-Asian-descent settler from Surrey, the traditional and unceded territories of the Kwantlen, Stó:lō, Semiahmoo, Tsawassen, Katzie, and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. Photo by Caleigh Mayer.


Chris Tait is an indigenous man originally from Witset in Wetʼsuwetʼen territory. A double award-winning youth he originally grew up in foster care and aged out at 19. He now looks to share his story using spoken word and rap and incorporate different types of performance.


Kimmortal is a queer filipinx multi-disciplinary artist with influences of rap, soul, theatre, and spoken word in their music. They are based in Port Moody, BC. Photo by Iris Chia.

Ways to Watch & Listen

Pre-recorded Online
Watch a pre-recorded online performance at home. Available until Sunday, June 13th at 8pm. Closed Captioning available.

Show Times

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