#TarFree613 Project


My singer-songwriter name is Vela. This means “candle”. It is my capoeira apelido (nickname), earned through transforming grief, loss, and broken bones into joy, gratitude, and healing. The candle is a symbol of hope for me. A candle casts a warm healing light. It lights up dark places. Even a modest candle can ignite a bonfire of change.

My songs shine an unflinching light on topical issues. I love collaborating and co-creating exhilarating harmonies and soundscapes. I also revel in the delicious ridiculousness of life.

My latest project was with Kevin Guerette, Fedor Ilitchev, Rebecca Lantz, and Wesley De Sousa. We recorded my new song, #TarFree613, and we made a music video, below!

A related track (get the Oil OUT of Canadian Politics!):

Some more of my music is here: https://velacatalyst.bandcamp.com

Connect with me on FB: https://www.facebook.com/VelaCatalyst

And Tweet away! @VelaCatalyst

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

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