NXNE 2023

five singers with a Black man and woman on the right and a Black man, Black woman and Asian woman on the left
June 15, 2023
8:00 PM to 2:00 AM
 Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street W, Toronto

This Is Brampton Presents The Velvet Rope

This Is Brampton returns to the North by Northeast (NXNE) Music Festival this June 15, 2023.

This year's showcase, The Velvet Rope, will take place at the Drake Underground, located at 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto and will feature the best and brightest of Brampton's up-and-coming R&B talent. 

This showcase is curated by Brampton-based artist Savannah Taylor through her arts organization, Nina’s Daughters. The Velvet Rope, promises to be an ethereal and transformative concert experience featuring Black female artists from Brampton, including Keziaa, Durreyl aka Glxy, Tasha Mac and the curator herself.

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Savannah Taylor​

Savannah Taylor is a multi-faceted, Brampton-based artist. Inheriting her love for music from her father, the self-taught singer/songwriter and actress is refining her craft through integrity and self-awareness. Her recent project Niveah-EP explores the mental and spiritual journey that occurs when seeking to reconnect with our true self. She is Inspired by vocal and lyrical powerhouses like Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott and Brittany Howard. As well as animated storytellers like Eartha Kitt and Outkast.


Durreyl aka Glxy

Durreyl aka Glxy describes her sound as a sultry R&B/Jazz infused trap. She loves to incorporate her soft alluring voice with heavy hitting kicks and drums, also keeping the production light, airy and trance-like. The Siren of a Galaxy sounds as infinite as the constellations.



KEZIAA MUSIC is a performer born and raised in Brampton Ontario. As early as age 8, Kezia has had a knack for music and has since developed her own style, range and vocal abilities. She writes all of her own work, from Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, and Afroswing. She was launched in 2018. Her work can be found on Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube and Apple Music. 


Tasha Mac

Tasha Mac is an R&B singer/songwriter who has been writing her own songs since the age of 14. Her recent single “in Love '' was inspired by past and current experiences that portray her now. To this day Tasha looks up to artists like Jessie Reyez, SZA, Summer Walker and other well-known artists with the unique R&B sound to make her emotions come to life.​



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