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Alternative country, folk performers Diyet & The Love Soldiers at Mermaid

Diyet & The Love Soldiers are preforming in Windsor April 6 at 9 p.m. at Mermaid Theatre.
Diyet & The Love Soldiers are preforming in Windsor April 6 at 9 p.m. at Mermaid Theatre. - Contributed

Mermaid Theatre’s Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor welcomes Diyet & The Love Soldiers to the stage for a special performance April 6 at 8 p.m.

The band is classified as being alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life.

Backed by The Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.

Diyet was born in a tent and spent her childhood “in the bush” or rather was brought up on the ancestral lands of her people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage.

She got her start singing on the school bus. She now tours nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. Performance highlights include major folk, jazz, and multi-disciplinary festivals in Canada, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and Mundial Montreal.

Diyet’s enticing vocals will pull you into the songs while the lyrics tell you a story.

This is the last chance to catch Diyet this spring in Nova Scotia. The group is heading to Happy Valley Goose Bay, NFLD, at the Lawrence O’Brian Arts Centre on April 9; Fredericton, N.B. at the Fredericton Playhouse on April 11, and Saint John, N.B., at Imperial Theatre on April 12.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Cost: $27.50 for general admission; $15 for students.

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