Rime Salmi (CA)
Born to Moroccan parents and raised in Canada, Rime (pronounced ”Reem”) Salmi grew up a child of many cultures. Her music became a way for her to channel the challenges in being torn between two identities: her traditional Moroccan heritage and her western upbringing. The result? A Moroccan-african-pop version of what a party sounds like.
With rhythms as joyful as her high-energy personality, Rime’s charisma and craft truly shine through when she is on stage. Her live performance is one that combines belly dancing, afrobeat dancing and powerful vocals.
Rime has crafted and performed songs in French, English, Spanish and Arabic. After her songs “Stop” and “Crazy Times” made waves by gaining airplay in over five countries (including Canada and Italy), Rime released her debut EP Flaw’d in 2014. The first single, “Just Cuz I Can”, was featured on a who’s-who list of major Canadian stations across her home country.
In the beginning of 2018, she released her single ”Don’t Wanna Hear it” featuring Nigerian-American artist Meaku, which accumulated over 380K plays on Spotify.
Rime has now released her new single, ”La2” (meaning ”no” in arabic) on June 14th 2019 and has gotten traction on Canadian commercial radio stations. The song is produced by Ghanaian super producer Willisbeats and is a fun afro-pop summer jam on the importance trusting our own instincts, vision and dreams despite what people say we should or shouldn’t do. 2020 is promising to be a year full of new music and exciting collaborations for Rime Salmi!