Tzadeka makes music that is unpredictable, clever and magnetic. Female-fronted, Experimental Prairie Hip hop/Soul spoken word that’s fresh-as-hell!

Tzadeka (Maigan van der Giessen), is an Edmonton based emcee who has been pushing the boundaries of hip hop music since putting out her first album with hip hop collective Eshod ibn Wyza back in 2003. Maigan’s spicy vocals and intricate rhymes blend with masterful beat-making to create a sound that is distinct and fresh; with hints of jazz, soul, poetry and politics. This year, Tzadeka is backed by talented live instrumentalists the Murder Hornettes: Kirsten Elliot (flute) and Allison Ochoa (baritone sax).


industry role:  Artist/Band
genre:  Hip Hop/Rap