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King Kimbit is a literary Hip-Hop artist based on occupied traditionally Algonquin land, 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 refugees, the truths of her social vantage point as a young racialized womxn-presenting person, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. King Kimbit is passionate about empowering and encouraging youth, community care, and sharing love and light far and wide through writing, reciting, and the abolition of punitive, carceral institutions.   

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 has coordinated Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens and is also 1/3 of the founding force behind Cap City Cyphers, a space for rappers across the city to unite and celebrate love and unity through Hip-Hop. King is currently a writer and vocalist for Speaking Vibrations, an interdisciplinary performance group with tap dancer Carmelle Cachero, ASL poet Jo-Anne Bryan, and contemporary dancer Jordan Samonas.

 Life Lessons Poetically

Speaking Vibrations Deaf-Accessible Music Concert

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music is embodied. sound is vibration. Speaking Vibrations is proud to present an accessible concert film experience for Deaf and non-Deaf audiences. MAY 7-14 2021 - FREE for Deaf audiences - Tickets starting at $5 - Video on demand - ASL and Captions Purchase your ticket today: * STAY TUNED for further info on how to access the on-demand video link; The link will be made available upon purchase of your ticket, as of May 7th 2021* About the film: This concert film is interpreted & captioned, and makes accessible the experience of live art for Deaf and non-Deaf audiences. Speaking Vibrations’ centering of ASL song/poetry, accessibility as aesthetic, and sound as vibration, demonstrates that music is more than acoustic sound, music is a three-dimensional, emotive, embodied and vibrational medium. About Speaking Vibrations: Speaking Vibrations is a multi-disciplinary, accessible performance art collective & work in rhythm tap dance, spoken word, ASL song/poetry and contemporary dance, created by Jo-Anne Bryan, Carmelle Cachero, King Kimbit & Jordan Samonas, working under creative direction by Jacqui du Toit. In an in-person capacity, we use innovative vibrotactile technologies, such as vibrating vests, to enable audiences to experience sound as feeling and vibration. We are four women from different walks of life, intersecting through art and beyond. The tensions between where we’re from, where we live and the languages we speak, sign, or have lost, are the stories and songs our work is grounded in. Based on reflections of lived experiences, languages and stories, this work brings together 4 artists of diverse identities and practices, and disrupts notions of performance art categorization - of who can perform, enjoy and fully experience art. Acknowledgements: Speaking Vibrations is independently operated by group members Jordan Samonas, Carmelle Cachero, Jo-Anne, Bryan, and King Kimbit, based on unceded Algonquin territory. This event has been made possible through the generous support and funding from the Ontario Arts Council as well as the generosity of Great Canadian Theatre Company.

$5 suggested donation

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