Shawn Desman

Shawn (Fernandes) Desman
Musician, Producer, Dancer

Born and raised in Toronto.

I owe it to them because they are the ones that got me my start and put me up on stage… I was able to tour across the whole country singing in Portuguese. There are Portuguese people everywhere – Shawn Desman.

Shawn “Desman” Fernandes is a descendant of Portuguese immigrants from São Miguel and Terceira. Growing up in Toronto’s Little Portugal had a major impact on his life, including during the launch of his music career performing for the Portuguese community. Desman has since become one of Canada’s most successful R&B and Pop singers, dancers, and producers, for which he has received multiple accolades.


Hora dos Portugueses