2023 CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Young Maestro and Keysha Freshh | | The JUNO Awards

Maestro Fresh Wes

“Maestro Fresh Wes is a multi-talented platinum recording artist, actor and author. Emphasizing his support for youth and influential teachers, he’s back with another inspiring children’s album, “”Maestro Fresh Wes Presents: Julia the Great””.

This album’s main objective is to inspire young black girls. Due to limited representation in film, television and music, it is imperative that these young girls see characters that they can relate to and identify with.

The project showcases Toronto hip hop artist Keysha Freshh’s voice as Julia. The subject matter focuses on the importance of influential elementary school teachers. In addition, it covers topics such as Julia’s parents’ separation, early mathematics, fun and overall resiliency.
Maestro is honoured to have numerous children from schools in Saint John New Brunswick and Toronto lending their vocals to the album.

Featuring Platinum selling artists Classified and Simone Denny, Juno Award winning artists Rich Kidd and JRDN, the album includes an all star line up. Production of the album is largely handled by female producer Black Orchid and hitmaker Dub J.

During the summer, Maestro held a back-to-school event at Scarborough Town Centre called SCARBOROUGH GOES BACK TO SCHOOL. Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies were distributed to families, as well as a laptop to one lucky family.