Born in a tent, raised in a two room cabin, classically
trained in opera, now an alternative folk artist.
This sub-Arctic-Southern Tutchone-Japanese-Tlingit-Scottish-Yukoner
is your typical Canadian - the result of a long cold
winter. Diyet’s music is like her life - a
mix of this and that but deeply rooted in the values
of a traditional northern life.
From humble beginnings, Diyet went on to acquire a
degree in music then worked as a songwriter in Vancouver.
Her songs are published in Japan, Canada and Europe.
In 2010, she left the big city and returned to her
hometown of Burwash Landing YT with the determination
to chart her own musical course. Her debut album, The
Breaking Point, went on to receive nominations for “Best
New Artist” and “Songwriter of the Year” at
the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards in
2010 and 2011, “Album of the Year” at the
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
When You Were King, Diyet’s sophomore album
released in 2013, is lyrically daring and instrumentally
inspiring with a diversity and boldness that makes
the listener wonder where they may be off to next.
When You Were King has message and meaning juxtaposed
with a bit of cheek.
In concert, Diyet engages audiences in an intimate
and uplifting experience as she invites them into a
soundscape of rhythm, melody and storytelling. With
a resonant voice that conveys emotion and passion,
Diyet is a contemporary artist whose music leaves listeners
with a sense of hope and possibility. Her lyrics paint
a vivid picture of her surroundings and the happy and
heartbreaking things that happen in her world.
Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life
is on full display in her music and she often says, “yesterday,
fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on
the stage singing for you” – how awesome
“Diyet’s poetic lyrics are heartfelt and
true, full of hope and inspiration for positive change
in her community.” -DISCourse
Live Performance Link: Click Here
Showcase Artist: Pacific Contact 2014
Home Base: Yukon