Previous events

As part of the Disability Justice Organizing 101 Series organized by Disability Justice Network Ontario.

Workshop abstract: How do you co-create with someone who doesn’t use the same language as you? Understanding and patience. King Kimbit and Jo-Anne explain their creative process.

This workshop will include ASL interpretation by Carmelle and Marianne.

Image description: Background colours are white and yellow-orange. At the top is text that reads “Disability Justice 101: Organizing Series Deaf & Hearing Collaboration July 23rd 6pm- 8pm EST Facilitator: King Kimbit & Jo-Anne Bryan Via Zoom Use the eventbrite link in our bio to sign up or for assistance contact sahra@djno.ca DISABILITY JUSTICE NETWORK of ONTARIO Ontario Trillium Foundation”.

Free; register for zoom link

Rhythm and Resilience is a 4-week program by Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) using hip-hop to heal and empower! This program is for Indigenous, Black, and racialized youth (ages 16-25) residing in Ottawa.

WEEK 4: Integration and Celebration: The (u) Rap-Up Event! -In-Person Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Location: The Origin Art & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Ave, Ottawa, ON KIY 2M6 Celebrate your journey of resilience and self-expression! Join us for a final gathering with music, dance, art, and reflection, recognizing the meaningful progress toward healing.

Facilitated by local hip-hop artist, King Kimbit, on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Peoples, this program features two in-person and two online sessions.

Connect with peers, express yourself creatively, and celebrate your resilience. Sign up now to be part of a supportive community journeying towards healing.

Learn more about ORCC and the work they do at www.orcc.net.

Free to attend; registration required.

Rhythm and Resilience - Week 3: Visual Art and Identity (Online)

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Zoom (online)

Rhythm and Resilience is a 4-week program by Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) using hip-hop to heal and empower! This program is for Indigenous, Black, and racialized youth (ages 16-25) residing in Ottawa.

WEEK 3: Visual Art and Identity (Online) Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 Time: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Platform: Zoom (link will be shared before the event) Use visual art to explore and express your identity and experiences. Dive into the world of graffiti and its role in hip-hop culture through guided art activities.

Facilitated by local hip-hop artist, King Kimbit, on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Peoples, this program features two in-person and two online sessions.

Connect with peers, express yourself creatively, and celebrate your resilience. Sign up now to be part of a supportive community journeying towards healing.

Learn more about ORCC and the work they do at www.orcc.net.

Free to attend; registration required.

Rhythm & Resilience - Week 2: Voice and Expression (Online)

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Zoom

Rhythm and Resilience is a 4-week program by Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) using hip-hop to heal and empower! This program is for Indigenous, Black, and racialized youth (ages 16-25) residing in Ottawa.

WEEK 2: Voice and Expression (Online) Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Time: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Platform: Zoom (link will be shared before the event) Harness the power of voice and words for self-expression and emotional release. Learn about MCing and spoken word poetry, and participate in writing and performing exercises focused on personal experiences and resilience.

Facilitated by local hip-hop artist, King Kimbit, on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Peoples, this program features two in-person and two online sessions.

Connect with peers, express yourself creatively, and celebrate your resilience. Sign up now to be part of a supportive community journeying towards healing.

Learn more about ORCC and the work they do at www.orcc.net.

Free to attend; registration required.

Rhythm and Resilience is a 4-week program by Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) using hip-hop to heal and empower! This program is for Indigenous, Black, and racialized youth (ages 16-25) residing in Ottawa.

WEEK 1: Connecting to the Beat (In-Person) Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm Location: The Origin Art & Community Centre (57 Lyndale Ave, Ottawa)

Explore rhythm and movement as tools for emotional regulation. Get a brief history of hip-hop and its elements (MCing, DJing, Breakdancing, Graffiti) and discover how hip-hop fosters resilience and expression.

Facilitated by local hip-hop artist, King Kimbit, on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Peoples, this program features two in-person and two online sessions.

Connect with peers, express yourself creatively, and celebrate your resilience. Sign up now to be part of a supportive community journeying towards healing.

Learn more about ORCC and the work they do at www.orcc.net.

Free to attend; registration required.

The Speaking Vibrations Method

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LabO, 10 Daly, Ottawa

Image Description: Background is bright green with a faint image of the Speaking Vibrations performers on stage. Font is black. Text Reads: The Speaking Vibrations Method. May 24-26 2024. City of Ottawa Logo.

The Speaking Vibrations Method 3-Day Workshop Weekend May 24-26 2024 Ottawa, Ontario Location: To be announced (will be in the downtown area of Ottawa).

ABOUT THE EVENT & ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Speaking Vibrations is a performance collective that specializes in integrating accessibility into its performances and events.

The Speaking Vibrations Method Workshop Weekend is a professional development event that breaks down our group’s way of approaching accessibility, creative process and artistic collaboration through a series of workshops and group discussions.

The workshops break down our “method” through a series of focus topics, such as: defining accessibility, working with interpreters, and Deaf and hearing collaboration.

We recognize that accessibility is always a work in progress and an ever-evolving area of expertise. This workshop weekend will support artists, presenters’, producers’ and organizers' integrate accessibility into their work. It is also an opportunity to learn from you, the community of participants.

Who is this workshop weekend for?

This is for anyone interested in discussing and learning about accessibility. For event organizers, theatre, dance and music creators, producers and arts workers.

What will I learn about?

Sample workshop titles include:

Accessibility 101: Best Practices (Drea) Accessibility 101: Accessible Marketing (Drea) Accessibility 101: Working with Interpreters (Carmelle Cachero) Intro to Visual Vernacular (Jo-Anne Bryan) Vibrotactile Technology Demonstration (Carmelle Cachero & Jordan Samonas) Group Discussion: Artmaking in Ottawa: Barriers and Solutions - Where to Next?

Schedule

Friday May 24 - 6:30-10pm - Workshops & Social Saturday May 25 - 10-5pm - Workshops Sunday May 26 - 10-5pm - Workshops

There will be frequent breaks scheduled. Detailed schedule to be announced soon.

Tickets

In keeping with Disability justice, we understand the financial barriers that artists, arts workers, D/deaf and Disabled artists and people face in attending events. As such this event has different options for pricing to ensure that finances are not a barrier to attending. All prices are Offer-What-You-Will pricing with suggestions of financial offers. We'd like to invite you to consider what you can offer to either support your attendance or someone else's.

EVENT ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

All Levels

This workshop weekend is available to anyone regardless of your understanding and experience with accessibility and related topics.

Capacity

All workshops will be capped at a max of 30-40 people.

Languages

All workshops are offered in English and ASL. ASL-EN Interpreters are available on site.

Accessible Workshop Content

All workshops are designed to be broadly accessible to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, Low-Vision, and Disabled participants. We recognize that accessibility is a work in progress, and is sometimes limited by budget, resources or venue. If there is something we can do to support you please let us know, we will do our best to meet your needs and support you in attending the workshop series.

Accessible Workshop Materials

All workshops will provide accessible printed handouts in both large print and regular 12 pt font. All workshop support materials (such as PowerPoint presentations) will be available for pre-access on a shared Google Drive Folder. Post-workshop access to digital materials will also be made available. It is intended that these materials are available for your private use only. Please do not share, copy or recreate these materials. These materials remain the property of Speaking Vibrations and are shared with you in this good faith agreement. If you have any questions about our materials and what you can do with them, please contact speakingvibrations@gmail.com.

Assistive Listening

All English/oral presentation and ASL-English interpretation will use microphones and public speakers. If you use or require additional assistive listening support, let us know. Accommodations will be made to ensure you are seated close/near to workshop speakers.

Blind and Low-Vision Friendly

All workshops will integrate visual descriptions and other accommodations such as tactile demonstrations of iconic ASL signs.

Companions

If you are an attendant, aide, or companion, you are still required to have a ticket. Book a complimentary ticket for a companion.

Deaf Interpreter/Intervener/Tactile Interpretation

If you require hand-over-hand, pro tactile, close vision or other Deaf Interpreting services, please contact speakingvibrations@gmail.com before booking a ticket.

Health

We ask that anyone who is not feeling well to stay at home. We encourage and welcome masking if you are immunocompromised and/or a person wanting to protect your health.

Other Accessibility Needs

Please indicate at ticket checkout if you have particular accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible space, access to large print programs, assistive listening services, visual descriptions, or sightlines for ASL interpreters.

Service Animals

In line with Ontario legislation, certified service animals can go anywhere their humans go. We ask that you keep your non-certified pets at home.

Scent Free

This is a scent-free venue.

Vibrotactile Devices

During a vibrotactile demonstration and exploration, handheld vibrotactile devices will allow select audience members to experience sound as feeling and vibration. There are a limited number of devices that will be prioritized for Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind patrons.

WARNING: If you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or have a medical condition that may be aggravated by intense vibration or magnets, do NOT use or be near the vibrotactile devices. Please ensure you are distant from these devices as it is the vibrations themselves that can cause issues. If you have a condition that means you can’t use a vibrotactile device, and you are sitting at or near a vibrotactile device, please tell a staff member or a volunteer to assist you to move to a different seat.

Venue Accessibility:

More information coming soon.

Wheelchair Users

The workshop space is wheelchair accessible. Workshops will be designed for wheelchair users Please indicate at ticket checkout if you are a wheelchair user and contact speakingvibrations@gmail.com.

CAP CITY CYPHERS at Family Fun Day on the farm

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Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct, Ottawa

Join us for the 2nd annual Family Fun Day at Urban Fresh Produce! The greenhouse will be packed with excitement on May 18th and we have lots of things to experience while you’re on the land at Just Food Farms.

Come check out the Seedlings Sale to plant your own garden! There will be plenty of activities for the whole family, including face painting, nature walks, and of course, THE CYPHER!

Catering by Afrodeez Refreshments Fresh Mango 613 Face Painting Nikita Will

Vibes - Bojangles. Food - Irie Green Cuisine. Refreshments - Fresh Mango 613. Face Painting - Nikita Will.

Program:

9:30AM - Terracotta Pot painting led by A.J.L.Y. Artistry (registration required) 10:30AM - Umoja Yoga led by Jacqui du Toit *childcare available during yoga for a nature walk around the farm led by Edson Joachim (registration required for each yoga and childcare) 12:30PM - Repot Seedling of your choice with Chadwick of Urban Fresh Produce (registration required) 1:45 PM - Live Music by Paula C and Dominique Gorley 2:15 PM - CAP CITY CYPHERS

Register at the link below!

Tickets are Pay What You Will (suggested minimum of $5)

King Kimbit NEW SINGLE Fk12frfr Pt. II ft. Asuquomo

April 30th 2024 — Award-winning, spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist from Ottawa, King Kimbit is announcing the release of FK12FRFR PT. II, a long-awaited single after a 7-year hiatus. This track is a “PT. II”, following FK12FRFR from King’s debut album Life Lessons Poetically (2017). Produced by Ottawa legend Goldstripes, this song also features Asuquomo, a renowned Nigerian-Canadian rapper, singer and visual artist based in Ottawa. The introduction is a compilation of soundbites recorded by King at an anti-genocide protest back in 2021, organized by members of the Association of Palestinian Arab Canadians. Initially recorded at Real House of Ensemble by engineer Deflare in 2023, the song was completed this year with finishing touches by Quest at Dreamland studio.

The inspiration for this song came from an obligation to speak on witnessing the clear difference of treatment between “freedom” convoy occupiers (who brought diesel and noise pollution) and protestors rallying for causes that centre Black and Brown liberation (who are actually peaceful) by the authorities sworn to serve us.

“My intent with the track is to raise awareness of the violent phenomenon that we are all complicit in, through our tax dollars. Using my gifts, I hope to eradicate white supremacy and patriarchy by creating space for stories of healing and survival of women and the world.” - King Kimbit

Genre: Rap/Hip Hop/Influential Themes: Liberation, Resilience, Abolition, Justice, Peace

LISTEN NOW https://kingkimbit.ca/single/100751/fk12frfr-pt-ii

King Kimbit at Stories of Resilience

Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Ct, Ottawa

~Details~ Join us for a fundraiser event, “Stories of Resilience” in solidarity with Sudan, Congo and Palestine on April 28, 2024 at 2:00 PM at 2391 Pepin Court. Open to anyone who wants to come together in community, to honour the resilience that the Sudanese, Congolese, and Palestinian people have had to find to survive, and do what we can to support them from where we are. This event will include a silent auction, raffle, light refreshments, and performances (poetry, music, storytelling) on the theme of resilience. We will be collecting donations, which will be split equally between the three groups via legitimate and verified organizations. PWYC at the door, suggested donation 15$. 100% of funds going to: Sudan: Brana Hanbanihu Youth Organization (https://bit.ly/4ain5FY) Congo: Friends of the Congo (https://bit.ly/3J0jbG3) Palestine: Palestine Children's Relief Fun (https://www.pcrf.net/)

Where: 2391 Pepin Court, Red Barn When: April 28, 2024 from 2:00 PM.

~Transportation/Parking~ Bus route 25 Free but limited parking on site Carpool encouraged!

~Facilities/Accessibility~ The event will take place in English. The space is accessible by stair and elevator. Note the ground around the building is gravel. Composting gender-neutral toilets, one larger stall, no handrail. Chairs without arms. No heat/AC - if a cooler day, please bring warm clothes, blankets. Facemasks are welcome but not mandatory. Before attending, please do a self-assesment of your health. If you are experiencing any symptoms of any communicable virus or illness, please do not come.

King Kimbit in Edmonton! Speaking Vibrations at SkirtsAfire x SOUND OFF

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Westbury Theatre, Fringe Theatre Arts Barn, 10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

SPEAKING VIBRATIONS [Presented by SkirtsAfire in partnership with SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival] is a uniquely immersive and style-defying performance. It is about four women who discover their own stories through finding and connecting with one another. The story is told through ASL song/poetry, percussive dance, movement, spoken word and song. This show uses creative captions, vibrotactile devices and audio description.

3 SHOWTIMES AVAILABLE: Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30pm Thursday, March 7 at 12:00pm (Q&A to follow) Thursday, March 7 at 7:30pm

Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for students/seniors (plus applicable fees). 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available.

Cap City Cyphers at the Hip Hop Food Drive

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray, Ottawa

The 9th Annual Hip Hop Food Drive is happening December 21st in Ottawa, ON. inside @rainbowbistro at 7pm. It's an all ages event and so many great things will be happening.

We have performances from @zoolegacy @hevve @j.v613 @thatboyvsn @cultclassicko @concreterose.ladon @miss_mcleod @capcitycyphers

Hosted by @jmorrisnow

Music by @circabeatz

Plus we have Santa in the building taking photos and you can donate what you can for the photos. Must RSVP hiphopfooddrive@gmail.com repeat must RSVP.

That's just a brief summary of the event tell a family to tell a family and let's help give back to 9 food banks across Canada this year.

This year we are giving back to:

@londonfoodbank - London @thedooryouth613 - Ottawa @vanfamservices - Vancouver @calgaryfoodbank - Calgary @yxefoodbank - Saskatoon @moissonoutaouais - Gatineau @parkerstreetfood - Halifax @fcfoodbank - Toronto @svdpsju - Kingston

Salute to our sponsors:

@ottawamic @edwardscreativelaw @artsnetottawa @asianfluence @zacvanierbia @fleenormality.ca David Pistol @dreamland.studios @hiphopcanada @houseofpaint @blackmarketca @oziomalikestocreate @colourmechristmas @thugshells @likewhoaproductions @pearllyyb

For more information check out hiphopfooddrive.com

$15 OR $10 + non-perishable food item

FOUNDATION PRIZE NOMINEES ARE IN!!!

RECOGNIZE Awards December 15 2023 we are back inside the beautiful Shenkman Arts Centre at 7pm.

NO MORE TICKETS LEFT!!! You cannot get into the awards ceremony without one! 🌟 💫

If you have registered a ticket and can't make it anymore then please send us a DM or an email to info@craniumfestival.com to let us know so we can release it.

This year the 2nd Annual Cranium Arts Project Recognize Awards is presented by @iamseanfrost and the Sean Frost Real Estate Team and made possible with the support of @cityofottawa , @artsnetottawa, @heartoforleansbia , @zacvanierbia , @blackmarketca, @longandmcquade and @run2patty

Let's goooo!!!!!!

InnerGenerational: Becoming Ancestors is the discovery and showcasing of the second-generation immigrant’s experience in finding our place in Canada. An intimate reflection on ancestral impact featuring a trilogy of Asian experiences (South Asian, East Asian, Pacific Islander) shared through poetry, music, rap, comedy and storytelling.

Many of us suffer in silence through mental health issues, shame, guilt, pressures to assimilate and confusion in who we are, always feeling stuck in the middle. With exploration of our lineage and complicated family history through multidisciplinary performance arts, we are able to find where we belong.

Performances by GTA artists Siddartha & Shqdel, with special guest performer Ottawa legend King Kimbit. Also returning to his hometown, Master of Ceremony, Anto Chan.

You won't want to miss this one night only event of heart-opening, growth-minded and revolutionary entertainment!

Oct15

THE ULTIMATE HIP-HOP AND R&B FESTIVAL SPREADING OUTRAGEOUS LOVE featuring Lecrae, Chandler Moore, Hulvey, KB & Dunamis District.

About JON Festival + Our MissionCan a city be saved in a day?

JON Festival is the platform to change the nation. The 2 days before the event, October 13th and 14th, is a community focused initiative to spread God's love into the nation. This outpour, called the Outrageous Love Campaign (OLC), aims to positively transform Canadian cities by meeting the most current needs of the local community.

We will achieve this by igniting the next generation into active community service to enhance the work of local governments, local organizations and local communities. Activities include but are not limited to, renovation of run down shelters, graffiti removal from public and private property, supply of groceries and other essential items to the most vulnerable, senior support care, prayer, child care, community drives, student scholarships and debt removal, volunteering at local businesses, first nations support, etc.

Sunday, October 15th will be an epic concert with some of the biggest names on the globe.

Cap City Cyphers Celebrates 5 YRs!

Wiggins Basketball Court, 302 Wiggins Pvt., Ottawa

Cap City Cyphers is celebrating 5 years. Inspired by the lively rap communities in NYC, Cap City Cyphers (CCC) came together in 2018 to host and facilitate space for emerging and veteran emcees alike to use their voices by playing with different methods of improvised lyricism and vocalization. Since its inception, CCC has partnered with many organizations local and abroad encouraging more life to Rap and Hip-Hop in the Ottawa region (unceded Algonquin territory).

Free to attend. Send beats to capcitycyphers@gmail.com

King Kimbit at ByWard Night Market

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ByWard Market, 55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa

The #ByWardNightMarket is happening on Saturday, August 26th from 5-7pm. This once-a-month shopping experience features street food vendors, a local bakery, artisans, and the city’s hottest performers!

William Street will be lined up with vendors and public seating. @blackmoses305 will be hosting from 5-7pm & I’ll be preforming from 6 to 7, right after Rejuno's set. 🎶

Thank you @ottawamarkets & @iam_maryj_ for this opportunity!

Join us for a night of music, celebration and solidarity on Friday, August 18th, 2023 at Club Saw (67 Nicholas St, Ottawa). Doors open at 6:30pm. Performers to be announced!!

The Anishnabe Moose Committee has led the grassroots effort to protect the moose, their lands and their culture in their territory. This evening will be all about celebrating and fundraising to support the AMC in their front line research and community-building work!

Featuring Artists: Alicia Kayley, Keith Whiteduck and Chantal, Mariah Miigwans, Chemical Hunger, Dara Wawatie-Chabot, King Kimbit, and Noodin!

Supported by: Biblioterre, Climate Justice Ottawa, Research for the Frontlines, Small Change Fund

Venue Information (also available at https://saw-centre.com/visit)

Accessibility: Club SAW is wheelchair accessible, including two accessible bathrooms; seating will be available. Let us know of any other accessibility requests and we'll do our best to accommodate .

RSVP on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/529556902584708

Donate to the Anishnabe Moose Committee at: https://smallchangefund.ca/project/help-support-algonquin-led-research-to-protect-moose-populations-on-the-unceded-traditional-territory-of-the-algonquin-people/

For more information about the Anishnabe Moose Committee: https://anishnabeanikiwin.org/

Tickets are on sliding scale of $15, $25, $35, and $50. A $50 ticket includes a free silk-screened tote bag with art by Isaac Murdoch and Christi Belcourt. All proceeds go to the Anishnabe Moose Committee.

Paula C ft. King Kimbit at Songs From The Shed

The Shed on Sparks, Sparks St., Ottawa

Songs from the Shed is a concert series that will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am-1pm, June 6th through October 12th 2023. Come enjoy Sparks Street and listen to the amazing singer/songwriters!

Date: Thursday, August 17 Venue: The Shed on Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON Time: 11:30am-1pm Price: FREE (no ticket required)

Presented by Sparks St. Live and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC)

Rappers gather in Ottawa's Byward Market for Session 01 of Ottawa's first outdoor rap cypher, Cap City Cyphers, presented by King Kimbit, 4theworld and SHIFTER.