This New West performer is in the spotlight for Motown Meltdown

A New Westminster performer will be part of a star-studded night at the annual Motown Meltdown fundraiser coming up April 27.

The event, held at the Commodore Ballroom, is a fundraiser in support of Seva Canada, a Vancouver-based organization with a mission to restore sight and prevent blindness in developing countries.

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Among this year’s performers will be New West’s Krystle Dos Santos.

A press release notes Dos Santos is known for her powerful voice and infectious warmth and for her pairings of original soul music with beloved Motown and soul classics made famous by such artists as Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill and Adele.

She performs regularly on stages in Vancouver with The Lovemakers and in Edmonton with The Black Mambas.

For Motown Meltdown, she’ll be part of a lineup that includes such performers as Candus Churchill, Warren Dean Flandez, Tim Fuller, Linda Kidder, Jane Mortifee, Dawn Pemberton, Top Line Vocal Collective and more. In all, 25 performers will take to the stage, backed by a 12-piece band and bringing the music of Motown to life.

Tickets are $32.75, plus service charge, in advance (buy through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000 or or $45.50 at the door.

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Dos Santos has also been named one of the mentors for this year’s Emergence mentorship program, which offers assistance to female singers and musicians aged 16 to 30. Emerging artists who want to take part need to register by April 15 at

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