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King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed Hip-Hop artist with a focus on the literary sense, interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. 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 womxn, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. 


Since being crowned Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion in 2012, King has been sharing love and light through her poetry and music across Canada, the US, and more recently in Jamaica, where she worked in part on her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled "Life Lessos Poetically". King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens and is also 1/3 of the founding force of Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop.

 Life Lessons Poetically

Cap City Cyphers Session 15 at Cranium Festival

The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 57 Lyndale Ave., Ottawa

16.11.19 🔥🌊🌎🌬

The second last cypher of 2019 will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The Origin Arts & Community Centre starting at 6:13PM as part of Cranium Festival 2019.

Come rap, sing, beatbox, make some noise if you love Hip-Hop. This space is meant for everyone who is interested in Freestyle Rap, whether emcee or spectator. The cypher represents is the circle of conversation over beats.

Producers, tag your beats and send them over to to have them played. We ask that all attendees BE MINDFUL that we do not encourage hate speech of any kind including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc.

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:

🔥🦅🌊 See you at Cranium Festival! 👐🏽💙💙💙 PEACE • 🎤🎼🎬 #capcitycyphers

Story Nights with King Kimbit, Kathryn Patricia & Leah Cogan

Arlington 5, Arlington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1C1

Being a neighbour has become a lost art. Story Nights are about gathering together with our neighbours and friends around local food, drinks, music, and stories. Come join us for an evening of storytelling and live performances.


King Kimbit Kathryn Patricia Leah Cogan


Moo Shu Ice Cream, Centretown Porchfest Hintonburg Brandon Fong

$10 at the door or pay what you can (no one will be turned away)

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