MIA Cathleen

by Chikako October 17, 2019

Mia Cathleen is a Mi’kmaq singer/songwriter and visual artist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her music style can be described as folk, and it revolves around her poetic lyrics and beautiful melodies.

MIA Cathleen P2YS XPOHelp us welcome Mia Cathleen to the 9th Annual Passport 2 You-th Success XPO stage, Nov 13-14, 2019.


Mia Cathleen began drawing as a young child, and first picked up a guitar when she was 11. As she grew older, she gained more interest in music and began to write her own songs at the age of 14.

As long as I can remember, I used art as a means of self-expression.

Mia’s art and music evolved, along with her skills. She wrote, recorded, produced, released, and even created the artwork for her first album, titled “Know Me” in 2018. Mia is now working on the second album of acoustic demos, in the hopes of demonstrating her musical and artistic growth since the release of “Know Me.”

Mia Cathleen album Know Me

Check out MIA Cathleen on stage, at the 9th Annual Passport 3 Youth Success XPO aka P2YS XPO, November 13 – 14, 2019

Mia’s style centers around her poetic lyricism and beautiful melodies- her lyrics can be dark, playful, or romantic, but are always meant to be thought-provoking, and she plays her guitar with a mash-up of different scales, chord progressions, and rhythms, to give herself a unique sound. She has played a number of shows since, including the In the Dead of Winter Festival and Halifax Urban Folk Fest.

MIA Cathleen performs at the Passport 2 Youth Success XPO P2YS XPOI draw inspiration from a wide variety of artists in a diverse selection of genres, such as Amy Winehouse, Leonard Cohen, Kendrick Lamar, Alice N’ Chains, and Led Zeppelin to be among of my favourite musicians.

Mia’s Vison

Aside from being a visual and musical artist, Mia dedicates her time to her studies at Dalhousie University. She is currently in her 3rd year at Dal, pursuing a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. Aside from a sustainable music career, her dream is to make a difference for First Nations communities in Canada, by pursuing a career in Indigenous law.

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