Crystal DJ Kwe Favel – Audio Storyteller

Crystal (DJ Kwe) Favel – DJ Audio Storyteller CV & Bio – 2016

Awards and Notable Achievements
● 2016 Royal BC Museum – Totem Gallery – Night Shift Event – 4 hour All-Vinyl DJ Set
● 2015 WINNER – Best Audio Work at ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival – Digital Audio Storytelling
● 2015 & 2014 Aboriginal Arts Development Award – First Peoples’ Cultural Council – Digital Audio Storytelling
● 2015 Aboriginal Electronica Music Festival – Digital Audio Storytelling Workshop Presenter
● 2015 “Ehattesaht First Nation Language Revitalization Album – Digital Audio Storytelling
● 2014 ImagineNATIVE Media Arts Finalist – Radio Category – Digital Audio Storytelling
● 2014 CEO of the Wax Warriors Record Label – Distribution Worldwide
● 2014 Volunteer DJ/Producer Hostess of an Aboriginal Electronic Artist Group on Facebook with over 400 members.(
● 2013 Beautiful Now Soundscape Contest – Semi-Finalist – Sound Design
● 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games – Four Host First Nations – Music Composition & Sound Design
● 2008 Dancers of Damelahamid – Gilo Hyte “Sharing The Spirit” Theatre Showcase – Sound Support
● 2007 “Sky Stories” HR MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium – Music Composition & Sound Design
● 2003 – Present – CEO of Urban Indian Productions Inc – Creative Director & Featured Artist
● 1997 First Aboriginal Female to turn PRO – Electronica DJ & Music Producer in Canada


Biography – Crystal DJ Kwe Favel (Cree & Métis Nation) is an Awarding-Winning Multidisciplinary Aboriginal Sound Artist who has won two consecutive First Peoples’ Cultural Council Aboriginal Arts Development Awards for her motivational digital audio storytelling. She also won “Best Audio Work” at IMAGINENATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival 2015. Her evocative music composition and sound design inspired innovative audio works of art in order to preserve oral traditions and ancient languages. After 17 years in the music industry she has refined her skills, and has become the 1st Aboriginal Female to turn professional Music Producer – Vinyl DJ – Independent Record Label Owner in Canada. Her production style can be described as “remixing with respect” – acknowledging and validating the enriched cultural teachings of our community. Her mission – to contribute to the solidarity of her Peoples by carbon dating her music through sound ecology, audio anthropology & vinyl sovereignty.


Press Reviews

1.“Favel is the award-winning digital audio storyteller who has helped develop an urban music composition based on the Ehattesaht language.” (Hashilthsa News – Jan 2016)

2. “First Nations Storytelling Hits the Modern Age – Award-winning Aboriginal DJ preserves oral tradition through digital and audio media” Steven Hill –-The Squamish Chief (news) – June 2015

3. “Top 5 Aboriginal electronic acts to watch for …” John Paolozzi – CBC Radio – June, 2012

4. “Crystal Favel revealed all the personal challenges she had to overcome in her life; this is what a delegate said about her story “it was from the heart. I’m very proud of her effort.”  Delilah Mah – Cando New.

5. “Blazing Trails” – Laura Stevens – Aboriginal Business Quarterly – AMMSA

6. “Spiritual Turntablist” – Tanya Bailey – AfroToronto


Top 3 Recently Published Digital Storytelling & Media Arts

1. Reach For The Stars – Author, Digital Narration, Music and Sound Design –

2. Speaks From The Heart – Author, Digital Narration, Music and Sound Design –

3. The First Ehattesaht Language Revitalization Album –




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