“He who inspires awe” – an apt meaning for Tafari (pronounced Ta-far-eye) Anthony’s first name.
He is a creator who embodies the spirit of the modern musician. Not just a musician, but a creator.
His first EP, ‘Die for You’, was released in 2016. A mixture of R&B, pop, and soul, it was a raw proclamation of empowerment through defiance, conflict, and heartbreak inspired by journey and transformation. The EP was nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award, the track "Know Better" received regular airplay on CBC Radio 2, and was one of CBC's Most Influential Songs of 2016. The track "Maybe When We Get Older" earned him a top 25 spot in CBC’s nation-wide music contest, Searchlight, and a top 3 nod from Canada’s Walk of Fame's Emerging Artists program.
Since then he released a second EP, ‘Remember When’, performed with The Philosopher Kings' Jarvis Church, toured across North America and Asia, performed at Toronto’s Massey Hall, and received regular airplay on CBC Radio. His influences include CeeLo Green, Brandy, John Mayer, Prince, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson, among others. Often described as a mix of Sam Smith and MNEK, creates deeply emotional songs that resonate across generations. His online campaign encourages others to #LiveYourTruth, whatever that may be.