City Natives

City Natives is an aboriginal based group consisting of three members: , IllFundz, Gearl & BnE. Originating from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, all three members whom are closely affiliated with one another, decided to form what is now known as City Natives. From underground to mainstream, they have combined their talents together to provide an original and unique style of music that differentiates them from other artists. Together, the group was nominated for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year through ECMA's in 2013. A year later, in 2014, they were nominated in the same category and won their first ECMA with their debut album "4Kingz."  They've also built a solid resume for themselves, from doing an independent national tour from Cape Breton to British Columbia to touring with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon. They shared the stage with artists such as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, YG, Redman, Method Man, TI & many more. With this just being the start, who knows what this highly calibrated group will do next. With your continuous support and unconditional love for real music and real talent, it's only certain that they WILL succeed!

Matt Steele

A Kentucky boy who wound his way along the North American highways to Halifax NS, Matt Steele wears his heart on his well-travelled sleeve. His band, Matt Steele & The Corvette Sunset ooze nostalgia and the best parts of power pop. With their new album "Half Girl Half Ghost", Matt’s sharp songwriting fuels the engine while his formidable copilots The Corvette Sunset put the pedal down on an always-memorable performance. For this TedX solo DalhousieU appearance, Matt will be performing songs from his repertoire that explore romance, mental health and addiction.

DalKing's Swing Dance Society

DalKing's Swing Dance Society (DSDS) is a Dalhousie University and University of King's College student society dedicated to promoting and organizing swing dancing in Halifax, NS. DSDS has been running for about nine years and operates on the Dalhousie and Kings campuses and at various venues in the community. DSDS is organized and run by a volunteer executive and committee groups and aims to foster swing dance in all of its forms including Lindy hop, blues, Charleston, balboa, and more. DSDS gladly welcomes community members and university students from all over Halifax (and beyond) - they offer dancing lessons at regular intervals throughout the year.