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artist Kae Sun

Toronto, ON, CANADA
URBNET Records
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biographical info

Touring frequently throughout North America, highlights include Harlem’s Apollo Theatre, support for the Toronto stop of Janelle Monae’s Electric Lady Tour, and Yale University’s inaugural African arts and culture festival, AFRICA SALON, alongside FELA aKUsTIc (fronted by Sahr Ngaujah) and Angelique Kidjo. 

Kae Sun is the musical project of Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr, a Ghanaian-Canadian singer- songwriter and artist, with influences from afrobeat, folk, electronic and hip hop. Following his 2009 debut album “Lion on a Leash”, Kae Sun released an EP “Outside the Barcode” from which the song “Firefly Dance” was named Top Tune of the Day by KCRW in Los Angeles. 

Kae Sun’s 2nd full-length album “Afriyie” (2013), funded by FACTOR, received acclaim from the likes of MTV Iggy, who said of the record, “With Afriyie, Kae Sun has [emerged] as one of the most promising singer-songwriters in the international scene.” The album has achieved traction worldwide particularly in Asia, charting in S. Korea, Singapore and Taiwan and reaching over 2 million views on Youtube. 

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Kae Sun Artist
Marshall Tully mgmt

influences

Ben Harper
Bob Marley
Bob Dylan
Fela Kuti
Oceans Apart E.P
URBNET Records
November, 2015
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AFRIYIE
URBNET Records
May, 2013
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Outside the Barcode EP
URBNET Records
June, 2011
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Lion on a Leash
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October, 2009
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Video

Lion On A Leash 3:26

Lion On A Leash

First video release from the album Lion On A Leash. Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly for 3 Legged Dog Films.

On The Lookout 2:59

On The Lookout

Kae Sun - On The Lookout, from the album "Lion On A Leash". Video directed by Harv for 235 Films.

Ship and the Globe 3:19
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