Musicians Against Encampment Evictions
Anna and hundreds of Toronto-based musicians have signed onto Musicians Against Encampment Evictions' letter to Toronto's mayor and other local politicians. They write in solidarity with unhoused Torontonians who are trying to stay safe during the pandemic. Other musicians who have signed include Serena Ryder, Feist, and members of Billy Talent and Blue Rodeo.
Watch the Video!
Davina Hader's video for I Am Who I Am 2019 is now available to watch on QueerBee Film, which presents expertly curated short films from a queer perspective!
Anna Back in the Studio
Anna was back in the studio on October 15th to record vocals for a VERY special upcoming project. More info TBA!
" I Am Who I Am" Video
Davina Hader's video for " I Am Who I Am" has won Best LGBTQ Film (Canada) at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF)! The video has also been nominated for Golden Dragon Awards at DRUK International Film Festival in 3 categories - Women's Film, LGBT Film, and Music Video!
Rainbow Country's syndication
Rainbow Country can now be heard 6 days a week across Canada! The days and times are:
CHMR93.5FM - St. John's Newfoundland - Midnight NT / 10:30PM ET
Bombshell Radio - Online - 8PM ET
CJUC92.5FM - Whitehorse - 8PM PT
CIUT89.5FM - Toronto - 11PM ET
CANOE100.9FM - Haliburton - Midnight ET
CKCU93.1FM - Ottawa - Midnight ET
Bombshell Radio - Online - 8AM ET
CFCR90.5 FM - Saskatoon 9:30PM CT
CKUW95.9FM - Winnipeg - Midnight CT
Anna's latest segment (on LGBT Comedy during COVlD) can be heard at: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/marktara/episodes/2020-09-29T18_48_16-07_00
"I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version)"
"I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version)" the video will be screened online at New Renaissance Film Festival, London UK! This year's programme will be streamed via VIMEO ON DEMAND, from the 10th to the 13th September.
Video Screened Online
"I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version)" the video will be screened online at Women at The Center Film Festival during the IPVC Conference sometime between July 20-24! More details TBA. The fest usually takes place in Barcelona, Spain, and is curated by Emmy-winning filmmaker Lisa Russell.
Stream LGBT Podcast
The first Rainbow Country Podcast in which Anna participated as a monthly correspondent is now available for streaming!
Anna on the Radio!
Anna will be a monthly correspondent for the newly-syndicated LGBT radio show Rainbow Country! The show airs Tuesdays 11pm-1am Eastern Time on CIUT 89.5FM Toronto. It now also airs on CKUW 95.9FM Winnipeg, CJUC 92.5FM Whitehorse, and BombshellRadio online. More info TBA.
Anna's Gig Posters
Alternative Toronto, a digital community archive of Toronto’s alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and 1990s, has added several of Anna's gig posters from the 1980s! Anna designed and did the art for her Fallout Shelter and Earth Tones posters, and was one of the performers at the Emily Stowe Shelter benefit, the poster for which is also now in the digital archive.
"I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version)"
Davina Hader's video for "I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version)" is an official selection of the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF)!
"If You Want A Lover" #1!
Anna's music continues to chart on N1M, and "If You Want A Lover" was the #1 song on the Rockabilly chart for Canada during Week 18 of 2020!
"People (Got To Get It Together)" is #2!
Anna's music has been charting on N1M consistently since February! For week 16 of 2020, "People (Got To Get It Together)" is #2 on the Spiritual chart for Canada; "Empire" is #5 on the national Reggae chart; "If You Want A Lover" is #6 for Rockabilly; and "Baby Doll" is #8 for R & B in Canada!
Anna's interview with Roxanne Tellier for "Off The Beaten Tracks" is now up on YouTube!
Love & Music
Beautiful music lovers, these are very challenging times for everyone around the world. A recent social media post reads in part: "Love will not be cancelled. Songs will not be cancelled." For some of us, love and songs have always been one and the same thing. Music has helped me get through tough times in my life, whether those challenges are for me alone or for the entire society around me. Thank you so very much for listening to the music I've put out into the world. If my songs help even one of you get through this global health challenge in a happier, more centered way, I've done my job. Stay strong and full of love!
Number One Music Pop Chart
Three of Anna's songs are in the Top Ten of the Number One Music Pop Chart for Canada for Week 5 of 2020: First In Love (#5), This Love Is Real To Me (#8), and Still In Love (#10)! For Week 6, three of Anna's songs are still in the Top Ten Canada Pop Chart, and two of her songs are in the Top Ten Canada R & B Chart (Baby Doll at #9 and Til Doomsday at #10)! For Week 7, Anna has songs in the Top Ten of FIVE different National Charts for Canada: In The Sun (#6, Pop); Til Doomsday (#6, R & B); People (Got To Get It Together) (#6, Spiritual); I Am Who I Am (2019 Dance Version) (#9, Dance); and Let It Slide (#10, Blues)!