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King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist based on occupied traditionally Algonquin land, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized womxn-presenting person, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King Kimbit is passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love and light far and wide through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions.   

Since being crowned Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, King has been sharing love and light through her poetry and music across Canada, the US, and Jamaica, where she worked in part on her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled "Life Lessons Poetically". In recent years, King has been commissioned by the Department of Justice and Minister for Women and Gender Equality of Canada to share her poetry at nationwide events for federal workers. 


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.

 Life Lessons Poetically

King Kimbit at The Origin: MAC - CAM ART+ Winter Showcase

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The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale, Ottawa

ART+ Winter Showcase will celebrate equity, diversity, inclusion and pluralism (EDIP) in the arts, including local artists from all Western and non-Western art disciplines. It would be an opportunity to create cultural exchanges between artists belonging to equity-seeking groups and the local community.

We have an exciting lineup of local artists and artists groups: King Kimbit (literary hip-hop artist), OTTAPAE (Korean Traditional Music Team), Zilla Manikongo (Hip-Hop), and Larissa Desrosiers (Singer/Songwriter from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty #3).

There are only 25 tickets available, registration is required to enter.

By donation ($10 suggested)

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