Montreal artist Dominique Fils-Aimé has won the JUNO Award in Canada for a very good reason – she has released a trilogy of albums, shedding light on the history of Afro-American music, inspired by ’40s and ’60s soul icons such as Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Etta James.
It was Stay Tuned! (2019), the second album in that trilogy that has won her the 2020 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year as well as the Félix prize for Best Jazz Album in 2019.
Now, Fils-Aimé is back with her fourth album, aptly titled Our Roots Run Deep. Keeping the quality of her music exceedingly high, she achieves more things, uses the foundation of her first three albums, reviewing the history of Afro-American music, she actually attempts, and fully succeeds in building on that tradition, bringing it to current times with her fully modern approach to it, without sacrificing the roots she builds it upon.