DIY Spring and General Assembly / Assemblée Générale present:
Eyeda Sophia, King Kimbit, Novusolis & x.morganii
featuring installation by Kosisochukwu Nnebe
Friday, May 10th, 2019
7pm - 10:45pm
5A Fairmont Ave
$15/PWYC at the door (no advance sales)
x.morganii is an Ottawa-based musician and visual artist. Her dark ambient, experimental compositions will take you adrift into gloomy waves of hazy delayed guitar and vocal textures before washing you up onto shimmering surf under blue dusk.
Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Zachary Perron and Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya have created a new haven of post-rock. Zachary steadily builds the music with intricate guitar and drum live-loops, while Amanda's synth swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are haunting, enchanting, and cinematic. In 2018, they toured their album "Collapse" across the UK and are set to tour Europe in 2019!
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.
Eyeda Sophia is a Toronto born, Canadian-Caribbean rap-poet. Her rhymes are fueled by magnetic energy, feverish passion and vivid storytelling. Eyeda unpacks tales of growth and triumph via spoken-word like delivery and a facile flow. She has curated several Toronto based cyphers and events, in support of safer, more inclusive spaces to enjoy rap. In a single year following the release of her debut tape "Much Love", Eyeda has performed at Long Winter, UNITY Fest, Manifesto, The Rex, Ontario Place, the AGO, the Royal Ontario Museum and venues all across Ontario. She continues to represent the rebirth of new age Hip-Hop; a place for queer, marginalized and femme peoples.
Kosisochukwu Nnebe / Coloured Conversations
Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Using phenomenology (the study of experience) as a methodology, her practice aims to engage viewers on issues of race, gender and power in ways that make them aware of their own complicity through interactive and installation-based pieces. Her work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Places des Arts, Station 16 and Z Art Space in Montreal, Studio Sixty Six in Ottawa, the NIA Centre in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Guelph, and the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View, California. She has given presentations on her artistic practice and research at universities across Quebec, including Laval, McGill and Concordia, and has facilitated youth workshops at the Ottawa Art Gallery and Redwood City High School in California. She is currently based in Ottawa.
DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.
We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism.
General Assembly is a physically accessible venue with an accessible bathroom.
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We would like to acknowledge the support of our many funders and sponsors of DIY Spring 3:
The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR)
City of Ottawa
Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario
Next Door Records
Ontario Public Interest Research Group - OPIRG Carleton
CHUO 89.1 FM
Bourses Tontine Awards
Long & McQuade (Ottawa)
Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
Girls+ Rock Ottawa