Back from Folk Festival
AHI (say "eye") is Canadian musician Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, who says, "Maybe I’m Alt-Folk, Indie Pop, Indie Soul, Adult Alternative, or even Americana (even though I’m from Canada). I guess my genre depends on who’s listening. My pantheon is Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur (2Pac) and Michael Jackson. But if I had to pick one, it would forever be Marley." AHI has backpacked across Ethiopia, Trinidad, and Ontario, and he was recently featured on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. He has one unbreakable rule for his songwriting: he has to be able to see himself—and some truth—in his songs. AHI appeared at last summer's Ann Arbor Art Fair Stage followed by his visit to the Ann Arbor Folk Festival in January, and he returns to Michigan with his first Juno Awards nomination under his belt and an acclaimed sophomore album, "In Our Time."