Rick Rose is a singer, songwriter and producer whose artistry has been widely recognized across North America and the world.
From his humble beginnings in Niagara Falls, Ontario, to Toronto, Nashville, New York City, and the southern U.S., Rick has worked with some of the music industry’s most celebrated and highly respected artists over the course of his career, and in 2008, his achievements were acknowledged with his induction into the Niagara Falls Wall of Fame.
Rick launched his music career with Johnny Dee and the band Lennex, a highly successful rock group from Niagara that toured through Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. When differences in their songwriting collaborations surfaced, Johnny went on to form Honeymoon Suite and Rick turned his attention to songwriting, co-writing more than 20 songs with guitarist Greg Fraser, who later formed Brighton Rock.
ABOUT AWA NIAGARA FALLS FESTIVAL
Founded in 2011 by international artist Sonia Aimy, African Women Acting (AWA) is an incorporated non-profit organization. The organization aims to empower, promote and preserve African cultural arts of all modalities in Ontario. These include vocal and instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual arts, spoken word, story-telling and poetry.
In order to comprehensively achieve our goal, we ardently support female African artists and those of the diaspora and champion related issues. As we are a community of women, the agenda of addressing social activism for social issues such as sexism, discrimination, racism, homelessness, gender-based violence and mental health are some aimed at to eradicate. Through artistic expressions, AWA brings these issues to light and offers knowledge, support and solutions.
Although AWA prioritizes promoting female African artists, we strongly believe in inclusivity in the arts community. We encourage partnerships and collaborations with artists of all genders, ethnicities and religious or spiritual beliefs.