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A Love Song to an Orphanage in Guatemala

A Love Song to an Orphanage in Guatemala

“Anna” refers to the “Hogar Madre Anna Vitiello Orphanage” in Sumpango Guatemala, where I spent just over a week doing relief work with my fellow classmates from the University of Alberta. I wrote this song while sitting on my bunk bed in the orphanage after […]

The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

  Brandon Wint, a two-time national champion of poetry slam and one of Canada’s most beloved and well-respected spoken word artists, released his first full length album, The Long Walk Home, on April 22nd, 2016. The album, a unique one within the landscape of Canadian […]

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

We saw Illustrated for the first time at a Poetry Slam in Edmonton. There was something very unique about his style and content. His words elicited a realism and intensity that we had not seen before. We hoped to get the chance to speak to […]

My Life – Illustrated

My Life – Illustrated

This song was written about the things that happened in my life. The last verse was written a week after my brother took his own life. I decided to make this my first music video because it was the first song I was proud of. […]

If You Are Feeling Down about a Failed Romance Then Listen to This Song

If You Are Feeling Down about a Failed Romance Then Listen to This Song

I’m a producer and singer-songwriter currently living in Abu Dhabi in the UAE. My style is influenced by bands like The Lumineers and Of Monsters & Men, somewhere between indie-folk, blues and lo-fi like Feist, although I like to say I don’t really have a […]

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

Shakeyra Pinnock is a visual artist from the island of Jamaica and is passionately pursuing a career as a visual artist. She now lives in the city of Edmonton, Canada and has been commissioned to perform artistically in a number of different events. What got […]

Jessica Reigns: The Interview

Jessica Reigns: The Interview

The Heart and Mind had the privilege of doing an interview with the artist Jessica Reigns.  First question is: What got you into art and how long have you been doing it for? Jessica Reigns: I feel like as a young child I have always […]

7 Q’s with Dan Hunter

7 Q’s with Dan Hunter

We are very honored to have Dan Hunter share his art with us. We are also very thankful to him because he designed our logo. This is a short interview we did with him. We hope his passion for photography inspires you to get out and […]

7 Q’s with Tatyana D’Voce

7 Q’s with Tatyana D’Voce

1. What first motivated you to start singing and how old were you? It was actually a friend of my parents. They needed an extra contestant in a singing competition in Toronto at the Latin Market and I jumped at the opportunity. I remember just […]

Mark Oliver “Twist”

Mark Oliver “Twist”

Mark Oliver “Twist” is an emerging street artist originally from Montreal, Quebec. He draws his inspirations from the cosmos, the allure of the mystic pyramids, and imaginations of parallel universes. Due to the fast dry time of spray paint each piece is done with speed […]



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