David Allen Dafré (he/him)
1st year, music major
It Is Too Little Time
audio recording produced by singer/song writer David Allen Dafré, 4:04 mins
Those who know of David Dafré’s musical past in Brazil might think of his return to school as a side project. For the body of work he accomplished with his band formed bridges across the continental nation in South America. Tirelessly touring, creating new material and bringing music to remote municipalities gained the band nationwide recognition and offered a myriad of experiences in the Brazilian Music Industry. But there was still one bridge left to construct. The bridge that connected his home country with the country that so kindly encouraged his musical experiments. How could the two hemispheres become one? In 2018, David returned to establish residence in the peaceful city of Montreal. He spent a little over a year flying to Sao Paulo and back for performances and recordings in Brazil. He was able to record and launch an album with his bandmates during that time. While in Montreal he would spend time with his family trying to make up for the time he had spent away. His grandfather was over 100 years old and their bond made the two rely on each other. After David returned from a weekend of performances in Sao Paulo in November of 2019 he decided to focus on providing for the well being of his grandfather and connect with his ancient wisdom. This was a wise decision, because a month later during the holidays, both his grandparents sickened and passed away. The year of 2020 began with mourning and then suddenly turned into a pandemic. With hope of connecting with the local music community and exploring Canada in the same manner that he had done in South America, David views his enrolment in the academic community as a means to grow in knowledge and partnering with artists who share his aspirations.
Cover Art: André Tayar Lyrics: Philippe Lavoie & David Dafré Graphic Design: Aná Dafré Composed, Recorded and Produced by David Dafré.
The work is that of an artist who is not only searching within himself to connect with his inner awareness and musicality which has intuitively manifested over the years but also creating an ode to his hometown to which he now returns. The academic environment offers the ideal chance to interact and collaborate with young musicians learning how to break through into the musical industry.