Genre-crossing roots sounds from Canada
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 has appeared at last summer's Ann Arbor Art Fair Stage, and he returns to Michigan with an acclaimed sophomore album, "In Our Time."