Girls+ to the Front Songwriters Circle Featuring Amanda Lowe & King Kimbit Hosted by OK Naledi Monday July 4 8PM PWYC event

Amanda Lowe: Born in Sri Lanka, raised on Prince Edward Island, and now setting roots in Ottawa, ON

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. OK Naledi: 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.