Country: Cuba / Cameroon
Musical style: Urban Latine / Afrobeats, Afrofusion
Syli d'Or - 17TH édition
Club Balattou
4372 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z5
Date: 03/12/2024
Time: 20:30


Welcome to the 17th edition of Syli d’Or de la musique du monde!


From February 13 to April 25, 2024, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30pm at the Club Balattou, you can participate to the selection of the 9 bands ‘’Coup de coeur’’ who will be send in semi-finales !


Discover for this beautiful night :

▷ GRETCH’N | Latine urbaine (Cuba)

Gretch’N, real name Gretchen Lobaina Batista, hails from Havana, Cuba, a city known for its rich cultural heritage. She trained as a professional dancer at Havana’s prestigious National School of Performing Arts (Ena). Her dance training has greatly influenced her music and performances, combining her skills as a singer and professional dancer to create captivating and unique experiences for her audiences. GretchN’s artistic journey began in Cuba, where she performed as a dancer in some of Cuba’s most prestigious hotels, the Hotel National (Parisien) and the Hotel Cohiba (Havana cafe).


This foundation paved the way for her career, which has evolved over the years, taking her from the vibrant streets of Cuba to the bustling scene of Miami, where her journey has been punctuated by such highlights as appearances on channels such as Telemundo and Univision on shows like America TV and Despertar America. Ultimately, it was in Canada, her current home, that she earned the honor of being named Best Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canada Latin Awards in 2017, a testament to the dedication and passion she pours into her craft.


▷ TAIGENZ | Afrobeats, Afrofusion (Cameroun)

Montreal-based hip-hop artist Taigenz effortlessly bridges the gap between his Cameroonian heritage and the North American urban landscape. Known for his sonic versatility, he moves fluidly through Trap, R&B, and Afro-beat genres. With a vocal tone often compared to a young 50 Cent and a lyrical approach resonating with artists like Wale and Burna Boy, Taigenz has carved out a unique space in the industry. His 2019 album Life Ain’t Free, distributed by Slammin Media/Believe Distribution Services, achieved international acclaim with singles like “Lemme Ball” and “Speak The Truth,” garnering over 100,000 streams globally. Taigenz is a recipient of the “Best Infused Hip-Hop Song” at the Indie Grind Music Awards for his 2021 single “Foolish Money.” His latest EP, Life A Life, features the hit single “Pas Idée,” making its mark on SiriusXM‘s playlists.


Doors open at 8:00pm! Free entrance. Attend three concerts and become a jury for the artists of tomorrow!




Be part of the adventure: attend as many concerts as you want for free and rate your favourite artists each night. You will be invited to fill out an evaluation form, it is important to EVALUATE THE TWO PERFORMANCES of the evening and attend the three performances.