Paisley Eva Nahanee is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation. At only 22 years old, Paisley Eva has become a force to be reckoned with within BC’s music industry. She started DJing vinyl in Vancouver at 19 and soon afterwards founded Dame Music Society, an organization that trains self identifying women, non-binary and trans folks to DJ vinyl in effort to combat a white male dominated industry. In less than two years Dame Music Society has trained over 30+ new DJs and thrown 20+ parties in Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto to showcase them.
Paisley Eva takes her cultural curation beyond Dame and into her musical selections. Hers is a model of collective benefit rooted in Indigeneity with application across the creative sector.