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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)

King Kimbit at House of Paint OG500 Poetry Slam

Azrieli Studio - NAC, 1 Elgin, Ottawa

Join me at House of PainT for the city’s largest poetry slam, the OG 500! This intense competition hosts some of the most talented poets facing off in a three-round competition with a special panel of guest judges. Tickets are $20 in advance.

Please note the OG500 will be in the Azrieli Studio within the NAC.

Joignez-vous à House of PainT pour le plus grand slam de poésie de la ville, l'OG 500 ! Cette compétition intense accueille certain.e.s des poètes les plus talentueux.ses qui s'affrontent dans une compétition en trois rondes avec un exceptionnel panel de juges invité.e.s. Les billets coûtent 20 dollars à l'avance. SVP noter que l'OG500 sera dans l'Azrieli Studio aux NAC.

$22.63

Cap City Cyphers at Community Pull Up!

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Vanier Hub, 271 Marier, Ottawa

@pearly.media & @vanierbia are proud to present 'The Community Pull Up' on Saturday, July 29 from 3-8pm. The Community Pull Up is a celebration highlighting musicians and artistry among the local creative community, with a spotlight on Vanier. This family friendly event features performances by local artists, vendor pop ups, kid friendly activities including face painting, an open mic segment and a live cypher by Cap City Cyphers. The Cypher portion will also be family friendly and led by local artists King Kimbit(@kingkimbit) & Nico(@zoolegacy). Pull up and bring the fam!

Vendors: @rinude, @colourmechristmas, @rasmprintcreations, @shadedcanada, @pvstlifeproducts, @mooshuicecream, @nonnaspizzabox Hosts: @bobbybrugal, @zoolegacy, @kingkimbit Chalk art facilitated by: @coblou Event sponsor: @northlendfinancialinc

Proceeds from this event are being donated to Cap City Cyphers(@capcitycyphers) in support of their events, programming and workshops.

King Kimbit | Jukebox Lunch Concerts

National Arts Center, Ottawa

King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa), passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions.

King has performed solo and as part of ensembles in music and theatre across Turtle Island, Jamaica, and Vietnam. Since 2018, she has teamed up with Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, and Jordan Samonas, as a writer and the vocalist of their group, Speaking Vibrations.

Jukebox Lunchtime Concerts, a free music filled midday break in our sun-filled public spaces. With great selections of music and no coins needed, it's a perfect way to refuel for the rest of your day.

Cap City Cyphers | Face the Music networking session as part of Cranium Conference

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National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Face The Music - Music and Creative Industry Facilitated Networking Session

NAC, 1 Elgin St.

During this session invited music related support organizations will talk about the services they offer and conference attendees will have a free opportunity to network with important industry professionals to help elevate their music career.

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.