Meet the Tribe.
in the spotlight… Afro Van Connect
Dae Shields is the Founder and Executive Director of Afro Van Connect, community advocate, musician, designer, curator, and architectural technologist.
She is also an emcee under the stage name ebonEmpress and bassist and front woman for Ital Blue formed in 2017. Dae aims to share her lived experience as a Jamaican Canadian with her community.
Dae is the lead facilitator of “The Remix Cafe”, a gathering that fosters collaboration and dialogue between artists of the African Diaspora community in Vancouver.
Kor is a director and one of the co-founders of Afro Van Connect. He is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, designer, event coordinator, and life coach, born and raised, in Vancouver British Columbia.
Kor believes it is important to use his platform to highlight injustices and inequities in the hopes of creating awareness and solutions. As an artist of African descent sharing the experiences of people of African descent, the injustices our communities face to this day, and showing the impact that people of African descent have had on Canadian culture, and cultures around the world.