ICA FREE THURSDAY NIGHTS
July 7–September 8
Berklee College of Music boasts some of the most talented students, alumni, and faculty at work in music today and there’s no better place to hear them than a summer evening at the ICA. Enjoy the best of both institutions with Harborwalk Sounds, a free series of concerts featuring rising stars in jazz, world, Latin, and more. Relax on the Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld Harborway with a refreshing drink from the Water Café and hot sounds from the coolest music school around.
For Kiesza (pronounced Kye-za)--a former tall ship sailor, navy code-breaker, and Miss Universe Canada contestant--writing and perforing music is Calgary the native's main passion. At 17, she joined the Canadian Navy, an experience that later inspired her to ship over 4,500 copies of her self-titled debut album to Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan. A fervent sailor, much of the imagery in Kiesza's music is drawn from her time exploring the sea.
It's been only four years since Kiesza wrote her first song on her mother's old guitar. Often compared to Sarah McLachlan, the artist describes her music as orchestral pop-folk with a dash of funk.