Heart-forward 3x Juno-nominated singer-songwriter and mama-bear to four, Ginalina, creates a world of indie folk music and beautiful children’s books that celebrate family, nature, community, cultures, and the connections we share between them. Her songs and stories are respectful and real, warm and winsome, fun and folky, emotive and energizing. Together, and in English, French, and Mandarin, with loved ones, neighbours, and strangers, we can share wild and wonderful moments of singing, dancing, and a sort of kindness that this world needs more than ever.
Since 2015, Ginalina’s music has received over 20 national and international honours including 3 Juno nominations, 4 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, 2 Western Canadian Music Awards, and 5 Canadian Children’s Book Centre recognitions. She tours regularly, solo and with her band, and as an author, she recently celebrated her work in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and Nunavut at this year’s National Children’s Book Week: The Mighty River, The Lively Forest, and I Will Be a Tree (coming 2023). Ginalina was born in Toronto, Ontario to immigrant parents, and now lives on the West Coast where she mixes homeschooling and homemaking with friendships and creative passions.