Meet Daphne Volante.
“My mom teaches voice, so I kind of grew up in that environment. I did study music at the Royal Conservatory for a few months, but I really couldn’t afford to stay there. I’ve been in choirs here and there, but it’s mostly my mom that taught me to sing.
I’m on disability, so busking sort of pays my bills. I like it because I can set my own times to come out and play, some days my anxiety is really bad and I can’t go out. And I like making music, it’s my therapy in a way.
I’m really into preserving traditional music. There are a lot of songs that get lost because people don’t sing them. I really want to make sure those songs don’t get forgotten. The song I was just playing, Clyde’s Water, it’s hundreds of years old.”
Humans of Kitchissippi is a special street photography project designed to introduce readers to some of the people who live, work, and play in Kitchissippi. Each instalment of HOK contains three elements: a photo, a name, and a quote from the subject that reveals a little bit about who they are. View our growing collection of humans right here.