King Kimbit with Black Wax, Lucila Al Mar, and Jessie Simmons
MediaStyle, Girls+ Rock Ottawa, and Apt613 bring you King Kimbit with Black Wax, Lucila Al Mar and Jessie Simmons.
Experience a night of music, energy, and girl power in an alternative venue located in the heart of the city. During the day, The Commons at MediaStyle is a social communications lab. Modern and vibrant, it is a purpose built-environment for events, social innovation and communications collaboration. For Girls+ Rock, this space will be transformed into an intimate, and unique concert venue. Don't miss the opportunity to give back to local artists, Girls+ Rock, and experience a one-night only event in The Commons. Thanks to sponsorship from Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and Flying Canoe Hard Cider all alcohol proceeds will go to Girls+ Rock Ottawa.
Secure your spot today, there is limited space available for this venue.
Advance Tickets: $12.00 Door Tickets: $15.00 19+ event.
Meet The Artists:
King Kimbit 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. Her poetic work details the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized woman, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens, and is also responsible for the recent inception of Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop. At the end of 2017, King released her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled “Life Lessons Poetically” featuring three piece band Black Wax, who formed to back Liverpool-based poet, Malik Al Nasir.
Lucila Al Mar Lucila Al Mar dislikes bios but loves music. This singer/songwriter has the amazing skill of being a introverted hermit by day and captivating audiences by night. This Brujas ability to move between genres, from the gnarly defiant energy of punk rock to the lushness of folk music, into the soulful resonance of an acapella song all within the same performance will have you asking yourself wtf hit me.Her performances welcome you into the precious space of her life; they welcome you to revel in the many ways human presence can be shared, and the multitude of ways music can beautify our experience of life, death and ultimately, bring us together.
Jessie Simmons Singer/Songwriter Jessie Simmons (born Alesandría-Jessica Ronica Simon) is a Haitian Canadian from Ottawa, Ontario. At the age of 3 years old, Jessie started to sing at church where she discovered a passion for music. She grew up listening to all kinds of music, looked up to numerous artists, inspiring her to want to become a performer herself. In high school, her music teacher convinced her to audition for the annual musical and from there she joined multiple talent shows, provincial festivals. The experience allowed her to discover herself and expand knowledge through different genres and appreciate versatility. Cultures, Ambition, Passion are what truly inspired her. Jessie always could simply not ignore the passion as the fusion flowed through her veins whenever she would sing. She started writing her own music and working with different artists in Ottawa. In April 2014, Jessie released her debuting single "Fly Away" produced by Tony Drumzz. She is currently working on her EP to be released later on this year.
Please note: The Commons is located on the third floor of a heritage building in downtown Ottawa with no elevator access. As a result, MediaStyle is not wheelchair accessible or otherwise accessible to those with mobility impairments.
MediaStyle is located on unceded Algonquin Territory. We recognize historical claim of these original inhabitants and commit to working in solidarity with Indigenous people toward a goal of reconciliation and decolonization.