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Wrapping up Fido’s Off-Mute campaign with Tenor and Indigenous activist Jeremy Dutcher and Rapper, Producer & DJ Haviah Mighty

May 12, 2021

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Check out the official campaign playlist on Apple Music featuring LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC artists from across Canada

In March, Fido launched their Off-Mute campaign aimed at amplifying the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ musicians and driving important conversation around race, gender, culture, politics and music. The third and final episode was released today and features a discussion between Juno Award-winning Tenor and Indigenous activist, Jeremy Dutcher, and Polaris Prize-winning rapper, singer, producer and DJ, Haviah Mighty.

In an intimate one-on-one, Haviah Mighty and Jeremy Dutcher discuss their community, purpose, inspiration, politics, representation and how music has played an important role in all of it. And, of course, the episode wouldn’t be complete without amazing performances. Head over to the Fido Instagram page to check it out.

In celebration of the campaign, Fido has curated an official playlist available on Apple Music featuring Canadian LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC artists. It includes a collection of 36 songs from artists featured in the campaign including Lido Pimienta, Witch Prophet, Elisapie and Shay Lia, as well as many more LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC musicians. Visit the  Fido With Care page to listen – and don’t forget to turn up the volume!

The first episode of the Off-Mute series kicked-off with an artist-to-artist conversation between Grammy nominee Lido Pimienta and singer-songwriter Witch prophet. The second episode, featuring Inuk singer-songwriter Elisapie and Djiboutian-French musician Shay Lia, was released in April.

As part of the Off-Mute campaign, Fido also launched a fund-raising initiative in support of Pflag Canada, to help build awareness and expand support to the Pflag chapters across Canada. Fido has designed an Off-Mute t-shirt, sold exclusively through TSC (Today’s Shopping Choice), with all proceeds going directly to Pflag Canada.