LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY

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Who is KING KIMBIT? 

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

Previous events

Cap City Cyphers: Session 17

Platinum Tattoos Arts Studios, 2527 Baseline Road, Ottawa

✰ SESSION 17 ✰ at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio ✰ 2527 Baseline Rd. - unit 207
6:13-8:19PM Saturday, January 18, 2020

Worrrrrrrdddddd up!

The FIRST CYPHER of 2020 will be in the #westside #bayshore #centrepointe #iris. Our freestyle rap session #17 will be taking place at Platinum Tattoos Art Studio, owned by rapper BullyZone.

Come spit bars and enjoy the company of your fellow rappers. Conversations on beats and vocals over vibes. Open to everyone, however the venue is stairs only. This space is meant for everyone who is interested in witnessing Freestyle Rap, whether emcee or spectator.

Producers, tag your beats and send them over to capcitycyphers@gmail.com 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: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power. https://www.facebook.com/pg/capcitycyphers/about

ULPC Slam #4 ft. King Kimbit

Arlington 5, 5 Arlington, Ottawa

Doors open and sign up at 7:00 Show starts at 7:30 SHARP! 4 open mic spots 9 slam spots $10 the door or online!

FREE for performers, high school students with school ID, and Youthspeak facilitators! We are always looking for volunteers to facilitate our writing and performance mentorship sessions (Monday’s weekly 5-8PM at Ottawa Public

BOOKS 'N' BEATS

Secret Location, Montreal

BOOKS'N'BEATS Knowledge is a tinggg! . .

Bring a book, take a book. Have a look.. Chill, kick back, get your read on.. We got vinyl on decks, snacks on set, special draaank all set.

BLES-SED spinning an all vinyl hip-hop set 🔥 She always brings the heat!! . . This afternoon is in appreciation of reading in our culture. Time to turn up with a book in hand. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is sexy. Vernacular is spectacular! We just wanted to shed a light that reading, kids, is indeed da coolest.

Have a favourite passage you'd like to share? Sign up for the early "Open Page" and read to us baby! We'll even get BLES-SED to bless it with some mood music! Live performances by: King Kimbit (Ottawa) Super King Armor (NYC) Eyeda Sophia (Toronto)

Hosted by Se'lah Genesis!

Happening in a secret location in downtown MTL!! . . Snacks provided! Click ticket link! $10 $5 with book donation

Cap City Cyphers: Session 16 + New York Reach

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

NEW YORK NIGHT IN OTTAWA with guests from New York City Cypher and Open Mic ft. Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions's Super King Armor (Enrae Mercer) Hip-Hop Business w/ Nuyorican Poets Cafe's Daniel Gallant

We are presenting a FULL DAY of activities starting from 2PM and concluding at 10PM.

2-5PM - REACH - Marketing & Sustainability Workshop w Daniel Gallant, ED of Nuyorican Poets Cafe 5-6PM DINNER IS SERVED - courtesy of The Carleton Food Collective; desert samples and available for purchase by High Cakes - baked same day 6:13-8:19PM - SESSION 16 w/ Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions & Eyeda Sophia 8:30-10PM - OPEN MIC ft. Super King Armor & Eyeda Sophia

2-5PM - REACH - Marketing & Sustainability Workshop w/ Daniel Gallant, Executive Director of Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York

The Cap City Cyphers team is committed to learning, sharing, and building community around Hip-Hop, and so we have invited the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a historical veteran venue/presenter in New York. We will be learning ways to market, build, and sustain our brand as presenters, as well as understanding the impact it would have on the greater Ottawa Hip-Hop community. We cordially invite all Hip-Hop hosts to join us in learning from and building bridges between Ottawa and the birthplace of Hip-Hop, New York City.

This workshop is intended for people who are interested in building and sustaining a vibrant and resourceful community for Hip-Hop artists, organizations, and venues. This workshop will focus on the business of Hip-Hop arts covering brand building and growing networks. This workshop will also provide an opportunity for Ottawa Hip-Hop artists to build a connection with the director of a venue in the heart of New York City. Daniel will also be present during our Open Mic after the Cypher.

" Daniel Gallant is the Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, the Director of Arts Japan 2020, and a marketing consultant. He is the recipient of an Eisenhower Fellowship and fellowships from National Arts Strategies and the Devos Institute; he was also recently named to the Fulbright Specialist roster. His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, the New York Post, six anthologies from Applause Books and Vintage Books and elsewhere. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Adweek, Crains New York, Inc., New York Magazine, and on MTV, NPR, NY1, PBS, CNN’s United Shades of America and NPR's Planet Money. He has lectured and consulted about arts marketing for organizations including the Kennedy Center, PEN World Voices Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Banff Arts Centre, the 92nd Street Y, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Opera America, Fourth Arts Block, The Field, and many more."

5-6PM - FREE LUNCH (dinner) - served by The Carleton Food Collective

"We are a student-run, pay-what-you-can vegan food provider. We use food to feed people, bring together communities, educate people, and stimulate debate"

6:13-8:19PM - SESSION 16 CAP CITY CYPHERS ft Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions & Eyeda Sophia

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: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

Our main goals at Cap City Cyphers are: 1) to hold safer spaces for creatives to share, foster, and develop skills related to Hip-Hop culture, mainly freestyle emceeing, beatmaking, and live drawing, as well as 2) to keep Hip-Hop culture alive by hosting freestyle rap sessions and presenting educational programming related to Hip-Hop

The intention of our series is to unite all Hip-Hop enthusiasts such as rappers, producers, and visual artists, especially artists who are living in the margins of the Ottawa/Gatineau and surrounding areas to explore their creativity in an inclusive and safer space, so we encourage attendees to refrain from rapping or engaging in any hate speech including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and racism. Hip-Hop has been historically a marginalized genre of music, and within that lies further ostracizing of Hip-Hop artists who are racialized, womxn, and queer. While holding this awareness at the forefront, we will not censor or shun people who might be problematic because we also believe that "cancel culture" can be just as harmful. Instead, our method of resolution to keep this a safer space for artists who are racialized, queer, and womxn as an organization is to hold people accountable for their Word by calling them in to a discussion on its power. https://www.facebook.com/pg/capcitycyphers/about

"Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions is the brainchild of underground, bicoastal, Hip Hop artist Enrae Mercer. Better known as Super King Armor. It is a cypher welcome to beatboxers, poets, singers, musicians, conga players, producers who would like to showcase their beats via boombox, or pill, DJ's you name it! Plus rappers/Mc's of all skill levels are welcome. How else are you gonna get your bars up? Unless you rap with people who are better than you?"

" Eyeda Sophia is a Toronto born, Canadian-Caribbean rap-poet. Her rhymes are fueled by magnetic energy, feverish passion and vivid storytelling. Eyeda unpacks tales of growth and triumph via spoken-word like delivery and a facile flow. She has curated several Toronto based cyphers and events, in support of safer, more inclusive spaces to enjoy rap.

In a single year following the release of her debut tape "Much Love", Eyeda has performed at Long Winter, UNITY Fest, Manifesto, The Rex, Ontario Place, the AGO, the Royal Ontario Museum and venues all across Ontario.

She continues to represent the rebirth of new age Hip-Hop; a place for queer, marginalized and femme peoples.

https://soundcloud.com/maxandeyeda" https://www.diyspring.net/eyedasophia

8:30-10:30PM OPEN MIC ft. Super King Armor & Eyeda Sophia

Sign up (send your beats) to capcitycyphers@gmail.com There are 14 spaces for performers. Please sign up in advance.

Native New Yorker, Super King Armor is a self published Author, founder & host of weekly hip hop cypher Knock-ternal Rhyme sessions, and touring Hip Hop artist from Jamaica, Queens. The Art of Enrae L. Mercer/Super King Armor

The 5th Annual Hip Hop Food Drive in Ottawa

Cafe Dekcuf, 221 Rideau St, Ottawa

[Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal] – Bring Ya Eh Game presents The 5th Annual Hip Hop Food Drive taking place in 3 cities this year. December 12th in Toronto inside Black Swan Tavern, December 13th in Ottawa inside Cafe Dekcuf and December 14th 2019 in Montreal inside Local Legend. The events will feature live performances and all three dates will be hosted by Dynamic aka Ya Favourite Lightskin of Bring Ya Eh Game Radio on CHUO 89.1 FM. With the success of last years donations, Bring Ya Eh Game is proud to bring back the Hip Hop Food Drive for a 5th year as there is a need for this initiative in the community. Tickets at the door are $5 with a non-perishable food donation or $10 without. The food donations for Toronto will be going to Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre and for Ottawa they will be going to The Door and for Montreal they will be going to Depot Community Food Centre. Doors open @ 9 PM in each city.

HHFD gives local artists and supporters a platform to give back to the community by helping out those who are less fortunate!

Celebrate: A Prelude to Christmas - The Academy Choir Christmas Concert

Cornerstone House of Refuge Apostolic Church, 1196 Wellington St. W, Ottawa

The Academy Choir of Ottawa is hosting the Christmas concert, "Celebrate: A Prelude to Christmas" with performances and presentations from, The Academy Choir The Cultural Arts Studio and Accai:Kubuli Dance Co. Stefan Keyes (from CTV) Youth Services Bureau & more!

The Academy Choir is also proud to support and partner with the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa, which is one of the largest and most comprehensive non profit agencies serving youth in this community.

Partial proceeds from this event will go to the Youth Services Bureau.

Migrants Unite! – IMA Canada 2019 Assembly Launch

Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street, Ottawa

MIGRANTS UNITE! National Assembly – IMA Canada Launch Event

$15 including food. or, ENTRY INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION! If you would like to register: https://bit.ly/IMACanada

Venue: Happy Goat Coffee Co. 35 Laurel St, Ottawa, ON 6:30pm–8:30pm 30 Nov 2019

We invite you to the opening event of the National Assembly – IMA Canada. We are bringing together refugees, migrants, immigrants, and all those in support of their causes. There will be performances, solidarity statements, poetry, music, and more!

The International Migrants Alliance (IMA) is the first-ever global alliance of organizations of grassroots migrants, refugees and displaced peoples.

Established in June 2008, the IMA aims to strengthen and put forward the voice of the grassroots migrants on issues affecting them and their families. From issues of remittance to rights and welfare to the resolution of forced labor migration, the IMA lays down its analysis from the grassroots migrants’ point of view and challenge the current system and its mechanisms like the Global Forum on Migration and Development.

Currently, the IMA has more than 120 member organizations from more than 30 countries worldwide. Its membership is divided into two – regular members, for grassroots organizations; and associate members, for organizations and institutions that support the causes of migrants.

This event will take place on unceded Algonquin territory.

The Indigenous peoples have had their land, homes, and lives taken by the violent Canadian colonial system. Canada continues this genocide today, through pollution, criminal neglect, cultural extermination, and actual murder.

As proletarian internationalists, we uphold the right of nations to self-determination. We stand with the Indigenous peoples of this land in their struggles and demands for water, land, and ultimately their total sovereignty.

When we educate and organize on these territories, it is in recognition that ending the system of poverty and forced migration from the our homes is our most concrete contribution to stopping the settling of these lands, and that ending the world system of capitalist imperialism is the only way to liberate our people and the Indigenous peoples on whose land we are guests.

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.

Artists:

King Kimbit Kathryn Patricia Leah Cogan

Storytellers:

Moo Shu Ice Cream, Centretown Porchfest Hintonburg Brandon Fong

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

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 capcitycyphers@gmail.com 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: https://www.lynngehl.com/black-face-blogging/algonquin-anishinaabe-land-acknowledgement

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

Indigo Reflections

Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, ottawa

INDIGO REFLECTIONS

"I am moving to Ottawa! As I embark on this huge life change I invite you to celebrate with me and some beautiful artists I have recently connected with during this process.

"Indigo Reflections" Event Series is all about taking a moment for yourself, to pause and listen to your thoughts, review and digest all that has happened this past year, and get ready to rest and recharge as we shift from fall to winter. Come and enjoy a safe space for everyone involved to relax, dance, and express themselves freely. I look forward to connecting with all of you as I enter my new beginning." - Shaemara

Special Thank You to RedPine Official for all of your support and sourcing a fantastic venue Pressed !!!

Ottawa Friday November 8 // Montréal Samedi 7 Décembre

SHAEMARA Toronto Native Multimedia artist Shaemara’s deep chill sounds make you want to move. Her hypnotic, electro, soul, RnB, show features Shaemara’s music production, organic projections, deep vibrations, fluid movements, ethereal harmonies, and inspiring vulnerable lyrics. Plus, expect Shaemara’s “Phoenix Ice” sustainable look styled with her handmade “Nubian City” accessories. Overall, Shaemara strives to inspire others to embrace their vulnerabilities & ignite their imagination.

Shaemara Artist Page Shaemara Estelle Rosemond Profile Instagram: @shaemara @nubiancity
@palacestudio
@phoenix.ice.collection
@crystallightcollective
www.shaemara.com

KING KIMBIT 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 Lessons 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.

King Kimbit Profile King Kimbit Artist Page Instagram: @kingkimbit

FRUIT, STAR, CANDY BAR Ottawa based DJ Trio: JUICE, Celestial, and DJ TRINIDADDY Known for hosting monthly dance parties to create a fun & inviting space, especially for our QTBIPOC fam.

FRUIT, STAR, CANDY BAR Artist Page

Instagram: @fruistarcandybar @juicyfruiit_ @celestealcena @djtrinixdaddy

Cap City Cyphers Session 14 - 1 Yr Anniversary Cypher & Open Mic

OTTAWA sign, rue York st. , Ottawa

12.10.19 🔥🌊🌎🌬 Ah ah ah! It’s our one year anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 12, 2019. We will be bringing Cap City Cyphers back to its first location at the #ottawasign.

This time we will be having an open mic portion, so you can floss your written skills 😜 Please let us know if you wanna sign up for that in advance at capcitycyphers@gmail.com and also BE MINDFUL that we do not encourage hate speech of any kind including but not limited to misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, racism, etc.

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Can you believe it’s already been a year? Our first ever cypher was held down on October 13, 2018 by founders King Kimbit 4theworld and Kevin Bourne after being inspired by New York veteran cypher series Legendary Cyphers and Knock-Ternal Rhyme Sessions (peep our instagram for footage @capcitycyphers).

Click the link for footage from our very first cypher > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWLhJxIQcKY < featuring Ottawa MCs Cashtro Crosby, Andrew Johnson, TajhMC, dashype, SeiiizMikk, Vante Poems, Beaugé, Amr Khaled, King Kimbit [courtesy of SHIFTER Agency]

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

A Look Into: Ottawa Creatives - Badgyal Wave Panel

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Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas, Ottawa

Presented by: BabyPink Media and Full Femme Collective

Join us for an interactive panel discussion with a group of artists in Ottawa’s creative industry where we will be exploring the current state of the local art scene.

We will be drawing upon topics such as collaboration, intersectionality, discrimination, activism in the art space, power dynamics and more.

This event will also include a special portion on voting & democracy in partnership with Apathy is Boring to account for the upcoming elections. There will also be a special performance by Liz Clarke during the intermission.

We will be serving food and drinks, selling merchandise & our exclusive zine that features various womxn from Ottawa's creative scene filled with photo's, interviews & much more, so make sure to bring money to not miss out ;)

Admissions: Free Time: 5:30pm - 9pm Panelists: to be announced

House of PainT Knowledge Conference 2019

Galerie SAW Gallery , 67 rue Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B9

Each one teach one!

House of PainT's annual Knowledge Conference includes an array of amazing skill-building and thought provoking panels, workshops, talks, and classes.

House of PainT Knowledge Conference celebrates the 5th element of Hip Hop, Knowledge. It is a place to learn and grow, to find community and network with peers, elders, and up and comers. Seating will be available. Fully accessible venue.

Full schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068607459995133/

The Flava Factory will host Master Classes in multiple dance styles. These classes are geared towards experienced or intermediate dancers.

House of Paint - The Main Event!

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Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way, Ottawa

Yes yes, y'all! House of PainT is back for a sixteenth year of music, dance, art, and knowledge!

Presenting:

THE MAIN EVENT

Gates Open: 11:00am

PWYC: Suggested Donation $5 per person, $20 for families

As the largest urban arts event in the Nation's Capital and one of Ottawa's fastest growing community events, House of PainT Festival of Urban Arts & Culture showcases the elements of hip hop culture in Ottawa. DJing, MCing, graffiti art and urban dance are the four elements that flood Brewer Park annually for the past 16 years!

The Main Event features concerts, competitions, workshops, and academic talks – celebrating and elevating hip hop in Canada. Also returning this year is the Obscura Creative Arts and Vendor Market, showcasing the work of local artists and makers in the community.

Featuring the Main Stage with music powered by Smallworld LIVE as well as visual artists and dancers throughout the day, House of PainT boasts a variety of talented artists both local and visiting. Watch this space for the full line-up!

Brewer Park - 100 Brewer Way - Ottawa

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OG500 Poetry Slam

Queen St. Fare, 170 Queen St, Ottawa

The OG500 is Ottawa's largest annual spoken word event, bringing poetry lovers and urban storytellers across the nation's capital to explore the spoken word and exchange in a live show of wit, verbal acrobatics and theatre.

As House of Paint's signature opening event for the past 6 years, the show has brought in headlining acts such as Maestro Fresh Wes, D'bi Young, The Recipe, Moe Clarke, Sarah MK and the legendary grandfather of Hiphop, Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets. This year we are pleased to announce Toronto's Dwayne Morgan as our headliner!

Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1994, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists.

Morgan is the 2018 winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret award, and a 2016 finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2013, Morgan was inducted in to the Scarborough Walk of Fame. Morgan is a member of the Writers Union of Canada, a 2012 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Poetry Slam Champion, and has received both the African Canadian Achievement Award, and the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts.

The show consistently has reached capacity, mostly due to its competitive structure; 12 poets coming from all across Ontario and parts of Quebec compete in a three round poetry slam where the winner receives $500 cash.

To make the engagement more exciting, all guests are invited to participate in the voting process, breaking the common practice of traditional poetry slams where only 5 judges select the winner of each round.

L’OG500 est le plus important événement annuel de spoken word d’Ottawa, rassemblant les amateurs de poésie et les conteurs urbains de la capitale pour une exploration et un échange de création parlée, dans le cadre d’un spectacle vivant où l’esprit s’allie aux acrobaties verbales et au théâtre.

Spectacle d’ouverture emblématique du festival House of Paint depuis six ans, l’événement a déjà accueilli des têtes d’affiche comme Maestro Fresh Wes, D'bi Young, The Recipe, Moe Clarke, Sarah MK et le légendaire Jalal Nuriddin des Last Poets, considéré comme le grand-père du hip-hop.

Dwayne Morgan a commencé sa carrière d'artist du mot parlé en 1993. En 1994, il a fondé Up From The Roots entertainment, pour promouvoir la contribution positive des Canadiens Africains et les artistes d'influence urbaines.

Morgan est le gagnant du Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award 2018, et un finaliste pour le Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts en 2016. En 2013, Morgan a été introduit dans le Scarborough Walk of Fame. Morgan est membre de l'union des écrivains du Canada, un champion du Canadian Festival of Spoken Word National Poetry Slam en 2012, et a reçue un prix African Canadian Acheivement en plus du Harry Jerome Award for Excellence dans les Arts.

Le spectacle fait régulièrement salle comble, surtout en raison de son caractère compétitif : douze poètes de l’Ontario et du Québec s’affrontent dans un concours de poésie slam de trois rondes, dont le gagnant reçoit 500 $ en espèces.

Afin de rendre le combat encore plus palpitant, le public est invité à voter, ce qui rompt avec la tradition des concours de poésie slam où seulement cinq juges choisissent le gagnant de chaque ronde.

Live at Rainbow Bistro - King Kimbit/Glyphs/Justin Alexander Trio

Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St, Ottawa

Details Saturday, August 17th

9:30 King Kimbit (Soul Rap)

10:00 GLYPHS (Indie R&B)

10:45 Justin Alexander Trio (Blues/Rock)

Doors 9 PM

10$

17th Annual Dapo Fun Day

Blackburn Community Park, 190 Glen Park Dr, Gloucester, ON K1B 5A3

Friends and Family it is that time of year again! Come Join the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace at 190 Glen Park for the 17th Annual Dapo Fun Day! For those of you whom have yet to attend this event, it is day to promote non-violence,peaceful conflict resolution and most of all to empower our youth to be peacemakers in our community.

The day will include a little bit of fun for all ages!!! BBQ, Raffles with great prizes, Bouncy Castle, free face painting, cotton candy, live entertainment, key note speakers and DJ Phil Kid live on location! So bring your whole family and enjoy a day a positivity and a wonderful atmosphere in the sun.

This is our major fundraising event to support the Dapo Agoro Scholarships and community initiatives, so every little bit counts and your support is greatly appreciated! Can't wait to see you all there!!

The Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace embraces Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a world where nonviolence is a way of life. Dr King pointed out that nonviolence means more than the absence of physical violence. Nonviolence is not passive, but a courageous, active resistance to injustice. It is a way of life reflected in thought and deed, a method of conducting yourself in all of your affairs. The Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace seeks to create a forum for the community to address the problem of youth violence in our communities and a support group for families that are victimized as result of youth violence.

Our commitment is to launch innovative projects and programs that promote non violence among our youths through the use of positive re-enforcement by awarding an annual peace award to a student at Lester B. Pearson High School who demonstrates these traits. We aim to promote against youth violence through the use of state-of-the-art communications technology.

We seek new partnerships with organizations and individuals who demonstrate commitment to help educate people all over the world in Nonviolence. We will continue to support organizations that have missions similar to that of the Dapo Agoro Foundation for Peace.

More info at http://www.dapoagorofoundation.org/

Pressed: Samantha Riott (NYC), King Kimbit, Conyer Clayton

Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave, ottawa

Pressed 750 Gladstone, Ottawa, Ontario Doors 7pm, Music 8pm 8$ Admission

Samantha Riott is an NYC-based performer, prominent as a vocalist, musician, spoken word artist and writer. Confrontational and provocative in her work, she straddles the line between seductive siren & nihilistic hysteric, embarking on personal & socio-political endeavors with no-holds-barred intensity. samantha-riott.com

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. kingkimbit.ca

Conyer Clayton is an Ottawa based artist who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. Her most recent chapbooks are Trust Only the Beasts in the Water (above/ground press, 2019), / (post ghost press, 2019), Undergrowth (bird, buried press, 2018) and Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press, 2018). She released a collaborative album with Nathanael Larochette, If the river stood still, in August 2018. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, performs sound poetry with Quatuor Gualuor, and writes reviews for Canthius. Her debut full length collection of poetry is forthcoming Spring 2020. conyerclayton.bandcamp.com/

House of Paint 2019 Presents #Elevate Launch Event

Happy Goat Coffee Co., 35 Laurel Street, Ottawa

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This is not your average art opening!

This event is the official kick off of the 2019 House of Paint Festival Season. The theme of House of Paint’s 2019 season is #Elevate. While we strive every year to celebrate and elevate hip hop culture through our programming and events, this year we wanted to really turn that lens inward and focus on elevating our local hip hop culture. We’re gonna be working extra hard to shine the light on some of the truly amazing local talent we have right here in Ottawa. We’re getting started with this event!

The #Elevate Launch Event is an art opening done up in true HoP style. Good food, good drink, good friends, good times. Listen to some fresh beats, see some dope art and visuals, and learn more about what we’ll be bringing you at this year’s festival. The art on the walls will be at Happy Goat until the end of August, but this event is ONE NIGHT ONLY. Come through, fam!

ElevateHipHop #ElevateLocal

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Ce n’est pas ton ouverture d’art typique!

Cet événement est le début officiel de la saison du festival House of PainT 2019. Le thème de House of PainT 2019 est #Elevate. À chaque années on se dévoue à la célébration et l'élévation de la culture hip hop à travers notre programmation et nos événements, cette année on voulait vraiment tourner cette lentille vers l’intérieur et se concentrer sur élever la culture de hip hop local. Nous allons travailler super fort à mettre en vedette quelques extraordinaire talents de chez nous, ici à Ottawa. Nous commençons avec cet événement!

L’événement de lancement #Elevate est une ouverture d’art présenté dans le vrais style HoP. Bonne bouffe, bons breuvages, bons amis, bons temps. Écoute à des fresh beats, regarde à l’art et des visuels dope, et apprend plus à propos de ce qu’on vas vous amener au festival de cette année. L’art sur les murs va être à Happy Goat jusqu’à la fin du mois d'août, mais cet événement n’est qu’UNE SEULE NUIT. Come through fam!

PAS DE PRIX D'ENTRÉE - TOUT LE MONDE BIENVENUE

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