LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY

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Who is KING KIMBIT? 

 

King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). King is passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions. King became Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, which launched her career in performance arts. In 2017, King released her debut album Life Lessons Poetically, a collection of poetic and music by artists local and abroad. She is now working on her new project, Healing Trauma From The Projects.   

Being of the Vietnamese Diaspora, King has reached for her roots through various organizations, holding executive positions in local and regional VSAs, as well as performing and presenting for the Union of North American Vietnamese Students Association in Anaheim, New Orleans, and Seattle. She was also cohost of Spirit of Vietnam on CKCU 93.1FM

 

King has coordinated Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens and is also 1/3 of the founding force behind Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop. King is currently a writer and vocalist for Speaking Vibrations, an interdisciplinary performance group with tap dancer Carmelle Cachero, ASL poet Jo-Anne Bryan, and contemporary dancer Jordan Samonas.

Girls+ to the Front Songwriters Circle Featuring Amanda Lowe & King Kimbit Hosted by OK Naledi Monday July 4 8PM PWYC event

Amanda Lowe: https://amandalowe.bandcamp.com/ Born in Sri Lanka, raised on Prince Edward Island, and now setting roots in Ottawa, ON

King Kimbit: https://kingkimbit.ca/ Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. She articulates the spectrum of her thoughts and feelings in a way that is consistently poignant, musical and heart-felt. OK Naledi: https://oknaledi.com/ OK Naledi is an Afro House music project created by Queer, Motswana Canadian musician Kimberly Naledi Sunstrum. Traditional sub-Saharan clean guitar lines, classic deep bass, movement-inspiring beats and that iconic, driving Afro House tempo – these are the pieces that define OK Naledi There is a lot of complexity when it comes to being a visibly Queer, biracial, womxn, artist who grew up predominantly in Botswana, but began creating music after moving to Canada – a Western demographic. This pandemic exacerbated the importance of nurturing identity and infusing it in the music of OK Naledi proudly, powerfully and consistently. OK Naledi is a self taught, multi-instrumentalist. She writes and composes music on the guitar and piano and expresses her craft through multiple mediums — music, video, poetry, graphic arts. This multifaceted expression exemplifies the themes in OK Naledi's music in ways that make them more widely accessible and attainable.

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