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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.

Previous events

King Kimbit at Sofar Ottawa

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Byward Market - specifics to be released day of show. Stay tuned!, Ottawa

King Kimbit will be performing alongside two other wonderful musicians from the Ottawa/Gatineau area (it's a secret).

More details here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/events/42750

WHO WILL I SEE PERFORM? You’ll see 2 or 3 short sets from incredible performers from all musical genres, and sometimes even spoken word, comedy or dance. Each show’s lineup is curated by our artist booking team to be diverse and varied. Grab your ticket and get ready to discover your new favorite artist! Head over to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/sofarsounds) to check out past shows and see some of today's biggest artists who played small, intimate Sofar shows along their journey!

$18

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.

Speaking Vibrations - GCTC 2021-22 Season

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The Great Canadian Theatre Company, 1233 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON

created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas Speaking Vibrations is the next evolution of theatre: an immersive, inclusive and multi-sensory experience in ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance. Sound, song and story are experienced visually through projected graphics and dynamic captions, as well as tactically through feeling and vibration; in-person audiences will get to wear and hold vibrotactile stimuli (vibrating vests, seats, belts & pillows) during the performance while audiences at home experience the show with remote technology.

a single sign told a story she lifts her hand. sound moved through her and within me she signs my sensations. my fears and dreams fell out in her rhythm something stirs in me what happens when I come into contact with a body in all its forms? when I see in my feet, hear in my hands and speak in vibrations?

Show Times Tuesday - Friday 8pm

Saturday 4pm

Sunday 2pm

Photo Credits

Photo of Jo-Anne Bryan by Stéphanie Houle

Image Description: A geometric cut out of a photo of Jo-Anne Bryan, a woman with dark short cropped hair and a black dress, is photographed making an ASL gesture. Her right hand held away from her with palm facing her, her left reaches towards it. Want to see this show?

TICKETS ON SALE SOON

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)

OCDC on trial

Ottawa Courthouse or on ZOOM, 161 Elgin , Ottawa

MEDIA ADVISORY

August 16

Trial over charter rights violations at OCDC continues September 17

Ottawa, ON - The suit filed last year by Deepan Budlakoti, who is detained at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC), started May 31 and has been ongoing - resumes on September 17. Mr. Budlakoti is suing the government of Ontario for violations under sections 2A, 7, 8, and 12 of the charter.

Who :

Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa born stateless man detained at the OCDC that is awaiting sentencing for criminal charges dating back to november 2017.

What : Defense witnesses that will be questioned this Friday surrounding the topic of strip searches include :

  1. Diana Ralf (morning)
  2. Jessica Hutchinson


The issues Mr. Budlakoti will bring to light during this trial include segregation, solitary confinement, excessive force, dynamic entry, privacy relating to and access to medical services, food issues at the courthouse and in jail, strip searches and mental health. Over the first few days prison staff and expert witnesses will be questioned.

When : September 17, starting from 10 am to 4:30 pm. (approximate time, varies depending on circumstances)

Where : Physical attendance is possible at the Ottawa Courthouse (161 Elgin St. - ask which room). Virtual attendance is also possible. Zoom link for attendance - https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/62435548857

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For more information you can contact : Leonardo Russmano, leo@rclpc.ca or admin@rclpc.ca, 613-296-2551

For broader comments on jail conditions at OCDC contact : Justin Piché, Associate professor of criminology, University of Ottawa - justin.piche@uottawa.ca, 613-793-1093

SPEAKING VIBRATIONS at OTTAWA FRINGE 2021

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On Demand

a single sign told a story she lifts her hand. sound moved through her and within me she signs my sensations. my fears and dreams fell out in her rhythm something stirs in me what happens when I come into contact with a body in all its forms? when I see in my feet, hear in my hands and speak in vibrations?

Speaking Vibrations is a togetherness of different diasporic stories told in the universal language of art. Contains ASL song/poetry, music, rhythm tap & dance.

Created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas |Directed by Jacqui du Toit| Produced by Speaking Vibrations | Origin: Ottawa, Canada

15CAD When you purchase your ticket to a show, a link to watch will be emailed to you within 12 hours from TheaterMania (our streaming partner). Once you receive said link, you have 7 days to watch the performance.

Speaking Vibrations Deaf-Accessible Music Concert

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online

music is embodied. sound is vibration. Speaking Vibrations is proud to present an accessible concert film experience for Deaf and non-Deaf audiences. MAY 7-14 2021 - FREE for Deaf audiences - Tickets starting at $5 - Video on demand - ASL and Captions Purchase your ticket today: https://www.eventbrite.ca/.../speaking-vibrations... * STAY TUNED for further info on how to access the on-demand video link; The link will be made available upon purchase of your ticket, as of May 7th 2021* About the film: This concert film is interpreted & captioned, and makes accessible the experience of live art for Deaf and non-Deaf audiences. Speaking Vibrations’ centering of ASL song/poetry, accessibility as aesthetic, and sound as vibration, demonstrates that music is more than acoustic sound, music is a three-dimensional, emotive, embodied and vibrational medium. About Speaking Vibrations: Speaking Vibrations is a multi-disciplinary, accessible performance art collective & work in rhythm tap dance, spoken word, ASL song/poetry and contemporary dance, created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas, working under creative direction by Jacqui du Toit. In an in-person capacity, we use innovative vibrotactile technologies, such as vibrating vests, to enable audiences to experience sound as feeling and vibration. We are four women from different walks of life, intersecting through art and beyond. The tensions between where we’re from, where we live and the languages we speak, sign, or have lost, are the stories and songs our work is grounded in. Based on reflections of lived experiences, languages and stories, this work brings together 4 artists of diverse identities and practices, and disrupts notions of performance art categorization - of who can perform, enjoy and fully experience art. Acknowledgements: Speaking Vibrations is independently operated by group members Jordan Samonas, Carmelle Cachero, Jo-Anne, Bryan, and King Kimbit, based on unceded Algonquin territory. This event has been made possible through the generous support and funding from the Ontario Arts Council as well as the generosity of Great Canadian Theatre Company.

$5 suggested donation

CHUO #30for30 FUNDRAISER SHOW

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ZOOM

Online concert for the 30th anniversary of CHUO/Concert pour les 30 ans Online concert as part of a fundraiser for CHUO's 30th anniversary. This event is sponsored by Worldremit & Real House of Ensemble. Visit chuo.fm About this Event Ce concert en ligne est une partie primordiale de notre levée de fonds pour les 30 ans de CHUO. Cet évènement est sponsorisé par Worldremit.

30for30

Look up our fundraising drive and goals on our website : chuo.fm

Allez voir notre levée de fonds et nos objectifs sur notre site web chuo.fm

$6.32

IMB #40 - Mental Wellness + You

online

Join us for an engaging conversation on how best to take care of your mental health as a performer. Musical artists King Kimbit and Svlm are joining Ace Piva of Over the Bridge to share their experiences as musicians and to dig into why more local artists need to focus on their mental wellness. Moderating the panel is Sarah Hagermon of Unison Benevolent Fund, who will be sharing information on the many resources that Unison has made available to all local musicians in need. IMB 40 is presented by Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, Edwards Creative Law, Folk Music Ontario, Over the Bridge, and Unison Benevolent Fund, as well as IMB’s funders: Ontario Creates and the City of Ottawa. As always, the IMB panel is free for all to attend. The event is taking place online. Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7pm Click on the general admission tickets above to register with EventBrite OR sign up here to access the session: https://imb40-mentalwellnessandyou.eventbrite.ca So long as you have signed up with EventBrite to attend, shortly before the event you will receive an email with the link to join the session live and online. You do not need to register an account with EventBrite in order to be notified by email of the link to the session.

The Panelists Sarah Hagerman is a passionate songwriter (aka. Mary Moxxie) and music business professional from Oshawa, Ontario. Working endlessly to build positive influence in the health and wellness of the Canadian Music community; she strives to open doors that allow her to be active in supporting the community through topics such as substance use, inclusivity, mental health, and fitness. Her current role as the Industry and Events Manager at Unison Benevolent Fund helps her work towards these goals by coordinating partnerships, communications, and events between Unison, music organizations, and festivals throughout the country to help garner awareness towards the services Unison offers. Currently, Sarah is pushing to bring mental health and wellness programming into nationally acclaimed festivals, showcases, and special events across Canada by curating panel discussions and healthy partnerships. Outside of her role at Unison, Sarah dedicates her time to writing songs and building her company, Moxxie Fitness. Bridging the gap between wellness and the music business, her aim is to be a driving force in promoting healthy and long-standing careers through individualized coaching services. Sarah strives to help change the fabric of the music industry by encouraging positive wellbeing and leading towards accessible healthy choices.

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.As a spoken word artist, King is interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. With nearly equal measure, and always with her characteristic grit and musicality, King Kimbit’s poetic work details, with striking honesty, the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young woman of colour, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King’s striking honesty, lyrical acuity, empathy and versatility as a singer and guitar-player have earned her a reputation as a welcomed and necessary voice within the landscape of Canadian spoken word.

SVLM (Pronounced Salem) is an independent artist who has established himself as an irreplaceable force in the Canadian hip hop scene. SVLM’s ability to flow effortlessly on any production, while delivering infectious melodies. Although his background is hip hop, his love for music allows him to push beyond genres and create great music for a variety of different listeners. Growing up in the late 90s/ early 2000s, he was exposed to hip hop at the age of 11 when he first heard 50 cents get rich or die trying in 2003. Since then, he’s been working on his writing and continuously perfecting his craft as an artist. Drawing inspiration from a variety of artists including 50 cent, Kanye West and Drake. � His debut EP Restless released at the end of 2018 showcased his versatility, and how unique his voice really is. His lead single 405 made it into the top 50 viral records in Canada on the Spotify charts, and many of his singles have been curated onto editorial playlists on Spotify such as New Music Friday, Hip Hop Central and Northern Bars. A certified addictions worker who’s been committed to the music industry community since 1996, Ace Piva knows the ins and outs of the road and its associated pressures and struggles. He’s been there as a musician, tour manager, sound engineer, stage manager, production manager, addictions recovery coach and mental health advocate. Today, Piva is a co-founder and Executive Director, of Over The Bridge. His goals are to change the conversation about mental health and recovery in the music community. Questions? Comments? IMBseries@gmail.com The Independent Music Business series is presented by: -Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (www.ottawamic.com) - karim@ottawamic.com -Edwards Creative Law (www.edwardslaw.ca) - byron.pascoe@edwardslaw.ca For more information on this event's partners, please visit: -Folk Music Ontario - https://www.folkmusicontario.ca/ -Over the Bridge - https://overthebridge.org/ -Unison Benevolent Fund - https://unisonfund.ca/

FREE

ARTS & ABOLITION

on Zoom

ARTS & ABOLITION - an evening of poetry, music, and community care

Friday, March 26 at 7pm via Zoom.

How can I get a ticket? see Ticket Description below.

Want to perform? We are also offering paid opportunity to performers (prioritizing criminalized folks, BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQ+). Here is a link to the Application Form: https://forms.gle/nPUxHXmh5sL72G6r5

On March 26th at 7pm EST,the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), Hit the Streets (HTS), Cap City Cyphers (CCC), the Criminal Law Student Association (CLSA) would like to invite you to a Mutual Aid Fundraiser Event to support HTS and CPEP’s collaborative mutual aid project: Starter Packs for Newly Released Neighbours. This initiative will work with current and former prisoners to provide essential items and services to community members who are released from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) and the Hull Detention Facility. This event will consist of live art performances, an auction, a raffle, and many more surprises.

This event will center people who have been on the inside of jails, prisons, penitentiaries, and immigration detention, those who have been otherwise criminalized, and their families and loved ones while also bringing our communities together to foster joy and care. All donations will go towards the Starter Packs for Newly Released Neighbours project.

The goal of the Starter Packs is to meet some of people’s needs, keep each other safe, informed, and connected, and to maximize support through mutual aid. We are calling on community members and organizations to join us in spreading awareness about this project and event, and by donating to help support our neighbours in need.

Ticket Description: Donate via e-transfer to release.starter.packs@gmail.com for tickets. In the e-transfer use the password: kits4care In the message/note section please provide your Name, E-Mail, and indicate if you are 18+.

Every $15 donation = +1 entry into our raffle. Each entry increases your chance to win prizes from Octopus Books, Venus Envy, The Thirsty Maiden, The Brow Guru and more!

Additionally, the first 15 people who donate of $100+ will receive a copy of Border and Rule by Harsha Walia and a CPEP Build Communities, Not Jails t-shirt!

Donations are also sliding scale so please email us for free entry.

Every year on March 1st, the disability community comes together to remember the victims of filicide – people with disabilities killed by their family members. Vigils are held on the Day of Mourning in cities around the world.

We know that along with this form of violence, disabled people face a large amount of state violence at the whim of our medical systems, carceral systems, and policing systems.

Thousands of disabled Canadians have died due to negligence in Long Term Care Homes in this pandemic. Our Federal Government, instead of responding adequately to this crisis, has fast tracked the extension of Bill C-7, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), allowing disabled people to apply for assisted suicide even if they aren't terminally ill.

We will gather in community to remember the disabled lives taken too soon, and to remember the lives that will be coerced into assisted suicide because of a lack of supports.

Details: From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM we'll gather in front of Parliament Hill at the intersection of Elgin and Wellington.

From 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM we will list off the names of people who have been killed by state violence. We will also be joined by spoken word poets.

This event is run in partnership with @CPEPgroup. ASL will be available. For more information, email info@djno.ca

What up New York! Coming to you live from the north side:

COMMON THREADS is a Hip-Hop showcase featuring poetic lyricists King Kimbit (Ottawa, ON), Eyeda Sophia (Toronto, ON), and Kimmortal (Vancouver, BC). Although dispersed throughout colonial Canada, the Common Thread between these three emcees is that each rapper uses their art to speak on and combat the current climate, from racism to misogyny, by creating safer spaces for marginalized Hip-Hop enthusiasts, such as femme and queer folks, to enjoy the art. The north-of-the-border brick, tar, and mortar will be joining forces with familiar New York artists Meditate and Queen Scholar.

Tickets $8 advance/$12 door

Apr7

Common Threads is a Hip-Hop showcase featuring poetic lyricists King Kimbit (Ottawa, ON), Eyeda Sophia (Toronto, ON), and Kimmortal (Vancouver, BC). Although dispersed throughout colonial Canada, the Common Thread between these three emcees is that each rapper uses their art to speak on and combat the current climate, from racism to misogyny, by creating safer spaces for marginalized Hip-Hop enthusiasts, such as femme and queer folks, to enjoy the art. Catch this show by these lyrical visionaries!

King Kimbit: https://kingkimbit.ca Eyeda Sophia: https://maxeyeda.bandcamp.com Kimmortal: kimmortal.bandcamp.com

CANCELLED Integrating Comedy and Hip Hop March 21st

Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank St., Ottawa

We are back March 21st to bring together two of the greatest art forms, comedy and hip hop. Your MC, Kia Mazar will take you through Ottawa's comedy and hip hop scene.

The first half of the night will consist of 3 of Ottawas favourite comics and end off with 3 rounds of roasts. Two sets of roasters will go head to head until the winner of each round will roast each other. The winner of the roast will be chosen by audience vote. Jeff Davis will be defending his title and the roast champion that night.

Comedians: Peter Saran, Rachel Montgomery, Adam Mensah Adjokatcher

Andrew Wambolt VS George Assily Jeffrey Davis VS Cesar Makhoul

The second half of the show will be our hip hop portion of the night, starting off with the very talented Angeo. Continuing the show will Chubalicious defending his title in a rap battle between another local legend, Teddy KGB.

In collaboration with Cap City Cyphers the night will carry on with freestyle rap. Closing the show is King Kimbit!

Throughout the night Boysdontdraw will have booth set up with their fresh art. BOYSDONTDRAW takes inspiration from hip hop music and pop art icons such as Andy Warhol and puts a modern spin on techniques used by the pop art greats of the past to create transformative portraits of musical talent and so much more.

IMPORTANT The ticket you buy for this event will allow you to stay for the after party at Babylon Nightclub. The after party is an amazing burlesque show valued at $10 a ticket

Tickets: $8 online or 4 for $20 $12 @ door http://bit.ly/Comedyhiphopmarch21st

Location: Babylon Nightclub 317 Bank St.

Time: Doors @ 8:00 PM Show @ 8:30 PM Done @ 11:00 PM

$8 online or 4 for $20 $12 @ door

March is Womxn's History Month, and what better way to honour this month than coming together and celebrating talented womxn/non-binary black indigenous and people of colour (bipoc).

All are welcome!

Spice acknowledges that this event takes place on unceded unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

SPICE is a comedy/arts collective that will feature live music, dance, spoken word, comedy, and an art market. Spice centres the voices of marginalized folx such as qtbipoc, womxn and disabled folx.

Please show your support and Spice up your advocacy by attending Spice on March 14th!

Ticket link: https://www.universe.com/events/spice-womxns-history-month-tickets-DP1H9T

Tickets are PWYC starting at $15. If you have need financial support please do not hesitate to contact us at spiceartscollective@gmail.com, or via facebook/instagram, and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.

PERFORMER LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

On March 14th join us as we celebrate Womxn's History month! We are celebrating with performances from both womxn and enby folx.

The line up is as follows: Live music by Anaïs and Cassandra Inniss-Parchment Spoken word by @Victoria Gravesande and King Kimbit Stand up comedy by Seema Rani and Nicole Hosted by Zain Ab

Tickets are PWYC starting at $15. If you have need financial support please do not hesitate to contact us at spiceartscollective@gmail.com, or via facebook/instagram, and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.

An evening of Xchange by the youth of YOCISO via Youth Ottawa's Artistic Mentorship Program 🙏🏽💪🏽✊🏽

• YOCISO PARTY XCHANGE • 💙💚💛 5 - 7PM Friday, March 13, 2020 at YOCISO (3rd floor - 1800 Bank St. above Service Ontario) 🌏🌍🌎 FREE [Donations accepted for YOCISO]

The evening will include Food, Fashion, and Open Mic to encourage teaching and learning of various cultures existing among us, with a feature performance by King Kimbit and raffle for Spice: Womxn's History Month tickets! If you would like to be a part of the Fashion Show and/or open mic, get in touch at kingkimbit@gmail.com.

• Follow @ypx_party_2020 on instagram for more

We are excited to announce this year’s theme for IGNITE XXll: Wisdom of the Past, Present and Future - Bài Học Từ Quá Khứ, Hiện Tại và Tương Lai.

Growing up, proverbs have helped us navigate through our everyday lives and are a reflection of the lessons taught by our elders. This year, our goal is to showcase how these messages influenced our upbringing and highlight those who have impacted our lives.

Join us for a night of wisdom and lessons through wonderful performances by VSAs from Eastern Canada.

Location: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8 Time: 7:00PM-10:30PM

💖 Một chương trình văn nghệ đặc sắc với những màn biểu diễn của các Hội Sinh Viên VN từ các trường đại học phía Đông Canada.

🔥 Với tinh thần tôn vinh và kế thừa văn hóa Việt Nam, chủ đề của chương trình năm nay sẽ là những câu ca dao tục ngữ được ông bà ta truyền lại.

Chương trình có sự tham gia của VSA từ những trường đại học sau: University of Toronto St.George, University of Toronto Mississauga, York University, Ryerson University, Western University, McMaster University, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo và McGill University.

📆 THỜI GIAN: March 7, 2020 | 7:00PM-10:30PM

📌 ĐỊA ĐIỂM: Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8

⚡️ GIÁ VÉ: http://bit.ly/ignitexxii

Early Bird - $20 (SOLD OUT)

Regular - $30

At Door - $40

Early Bird - $20 (SOLD OUT) Regular - $30 At Door - $40

Cap City Cyphers: Past, Present & Future

Cultural Arts Studio, 149 King George - Unit 7, Ottawa

SESSION 19 will be paired with a documentary screening and ending with an Open Mic with a feature performance from founder 4theworld. Emcees, rappers, word samurais of all styles and backgrounds are welcome. Producers, tag and send your beats! Performers for the Open Mic, email us your music at capcitycyphers@gmail.com. No sign-up required for CYPHER portion.

PAST: 5PM Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 1, Episode 1 - The Foundation PRESENT: 6:13PM SESSION 19 FUTURE: 8:30PM Open Mic ft. 4theworld

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD here: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power.

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