LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY

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Who is KING KIMBIT? 

King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary literary Hip-Hop artist, 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. 

 

King is the 2012 Urban Legends Poetry Slam Champion and she regularly performs music and poetry across North America. King currently coordinates Urban Legends’ Youth Speak! writing and performance workshops for teens, and released her debut album of poetry and musical arrangements entitled “Life Lessons Poetically” at the end of 2017.  King 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.

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Cap City Cyphers Session 10 at Soul City Music Festival

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Laroche Park, 52 Bayview, Ottawa

We are so proud to be in the double digits now with Cap City Cyphers Session 10! What better setting to host it than at the SOUL CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL? During the festival, we will also be announcing and awarding the winner of our competition from sessions 7, 8, and 9! Shout out to YL AC for hooking up the prize money.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 7pm - 8pm SoulCity MusicFest (all day festival noon-9pm) 52 Bayview FREE

Festival details: https://facebook.com/#!/events/875033146170806

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We are calling all emcees, singers, beatboxers, etc. to join us in the name of Hip-Hop and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our cypher series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters!

The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism. (We’re not gonna jump you or beat you up 😜 we will have a civil conversation about it.)

If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to:

capcitycyphers@gmail.com

If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well! Or just come through 😁✊🏽🙏🏽

Cap City Cyphers organizes and operates on the traditional land of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. You can learn more about this land claim here, thanks to Lynn Gehl, PHD:

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

613 In the 416

The Painted Lady , 218 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

One half of OMIC "From Emerging to Export" program is hitting the road! The showcase will feature Asuquomo, King Kimbit, Eddie Quotez and Capé at the Painted Lady.

Doors @ 8pm Cover: 6$

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CAPÉ:

Amr Mazen, aka Capé, is an emerging hip-hop artist from Ottawa, Canada. Born in Egypt, Capé moved to Ottawa as an immigrant student in 2015. He began writing raps in his dorm room as a means of coping with homesickness, anxiety, and college stress - which eventually turned into songs he began to share with the world.

He takes pride in calling himself a “student of the game”, which is evident through his different fusions of hip-hop. Whether it’s his modern take on 90’s old school jazz vibes or the twists he puts over more contemporary trap beats, Capé carries an unforgettable energy in his lyrics, flows, and delivery.

He currently has 6 singles available across major streaming platforms (since May 2018) and has been doing shows consistently since late 2018, focusing on growing his fan base in Ottawa and Toronto.

He most recently dropped his debut EP “Genesis” on June 21st 2019 which can be heard in the following link: http://smarturl.it/ListenGenesis

EDDIE QUOTEZ:

In a room full of rappers, Eddie Quotez is a standout, the Filipino-Canadian, Ottawa raised rapper continues build solid momentum nationally with his Anime, Video Game and Pop culture based lyrics which have been landing the young artist on big stages such as SXSW (Austin,TX), Juno Fest, Ottawa Bluesfest, and more! https://song.link/album/i/1456758923

KING KIMBIT:

King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed literary Hip-Hop artist born and raised on unceded Algonquin Aniishnabeg territory (Ottawa). 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. This is all exemplified eloquently on her debut album “Life Lessons Poetically”. Committed to healing and creative spaces in her city, King currently organizes with Yoga.Unity, Cap City Cyphers, and YouthSpeak! https://song.link/album/i/1326429035

ASUQUOMO:

Asuquomo is an independent Canadian musician reclaiming and communicating a pan-African narrative with intricate spells for verses and folkloric hypnotics for hooks.

He was recently tagged in an article by as "...an artist elevating Ottawa immigrant communities". With an entrancing gyration; Asuquomo’s Debut single Wide Awake was premiered at the 2019 Canadian Music Week, with an energetic and highly engaging self-directed Music Video which was shot at his birthplace in PortHarcourt, Nigeria.

https://fanlink.to/Wideawake

Cap City Cyphers Sessions 7,8,9

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Saigon Square, SW corner of Preston & Somerset, Ottawa

On the weekend of JUNE 29, 30 & JULY 1, Cap City Cyphers will be partnering with the Vietnamese Canadian Centre and the Youth Leaders Advisory Council to have three days of cyphers featuring a cypher competition AND a cypher sketch competition with $300 in cash prizes.

Day 1 - 2019.06.29 - SAIGON SQUARE CYPHER :

JUNE 29 at Saigon Square there will be a yard sale from 8AM until 3PM. The CYPHER TAKES PLACE 11AM-1PM and there is open mic surrounding throughout the day for those who wish to perform their works. There are also 20 selling tables ($20/table) available to those who wish to participate in the yard sale on a first come first served basis; contact ottawavietcancentre@gmail.com or (613) 230-8282 to register table or fill out this form: https://forms.gle/bjxNV4C9zzQj99g66

Day 2 - 2019.06.30- TRUE NORTH STRONG: ANANSI STORYTELLING: JUNE 30 at Future Cities tents on Major's Hill - The CYPHER TAKES PLACE 5-6:30PM between a full day of events from 11AM to 7PM including Sankofa Drumming Circle, Elephant Stories Garden, Canadian Barber Throwdown, interactive art installation, and various cultural exchanges with urban storytellers through the Connecting The Dots “Take A Story, Leave A Story” Virtual Reality activation zone. More details at https://bit.ly/2X1oEXq

Day 3 - 2019.07.01 - TRUE NORTH STRONG: ANANSI STORYTELLING ctd: JULY 1 at Future Cities tents on Major's Hill - a continuation of the day before with the CYPHER at 6-7PM. On this day we will be announcing the winner.

Competition Rules:

Coming soon. For now, keep these words in mind -

reconciliation,

solidarity,

unity,

community,

Ubuntu,

peace,

freedom,

unceded,

decolonize,

TurtleIsland,

TrueNorthStrongFree,

Algonquin,

Settlers,

BlackEmpowerment,

reparations,

Justice4Abdirahman

What's Good in the Hood presents - Mozaik

Vanier BIA, 261 Montreal Rd, Vanier, ON K1L 8C7

What's Good in the Hood invites you to the 3rd edition of MOZAIK! Join us for some 3x3 basketball, learn about and try your hand at freestyle rapping with Cap City Cyphers, paint a mural with professional graffiti artists Robbie Lariviere & Natalie Nehlawi, and grab a bite to eat from our BBQ! With support from SHIFTER Magazine, CscVanier Cscv

On est bien dans l'coin vous invite à la 3ème édition de MOZAIK! Joignez nous pour un peu de basket 3x3, une performance de freestyle rap de Cap City Cyphers, peignez une murale avec des artists professionnels Robbie Lariviere & Natalie Nehlawi et prenez une bouchée du barbecue

Cap City Cyphers is a series of cypher spaces to unite all emcees, singers, beatboxers, enthusiasts, etc. in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters. The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated. If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to capcitycyphers@gmail.com. If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well! We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place and most of the album was created on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, and all guests are expected to recognize the Algonquin people as the original keepers of this land.

Cap City Cyphers presents Jesse Dangerously & ApollotheChild

Bar Robo, 692 Somerset St. W, , Ottawa

Cap City Cyphers invites you to enjoy freestyling with your hip-hop community before, between, and after full length sets from local artists Apollo the Child* and rap legend Jesse Dangerously

Capacity is 45 including performers & staff, so space is limited. Tickets are $15 in advance or pay what you can at the door before we reach capacity.

Bar Robo has a strict zero tolerance policy for misogyny, racism, transphobia, homophobia, or other oppressive behaviours - and Cap City Cyphers isn't playing either - so please don't bring that around us. We are many genders, sexes, ethnicities, Nations, sexualities, body shapes and sizes, faiths and ability types. We're not here to battle. Be considerate with rhymes, time, and paradigms.

*exactly which iteration of ApollotheChild will be performing is TBD

DIY Spring 3: Eyeda Sophia x King Kimbit x Novusolis x x.morganii w/ Kosisochukwu Nnebe

General Assembly, 5b Fairmont Avenue , Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1X4

DIY Spring and General Assembly / Assemblée Générale present:

Eyeda Sophia, King Kimbit, Novusolis & x.morganii featuring installation by Kosisochukwu Nnebe

Friday, May 10th, 2019 7pm - 10:45pm General Assembly 5A Fairmont Ave $15/PWYC at the door (no advance sales)

x.morganii

x.morganii is an Ottawa-based musician and visual artist. Her dark ambient, experimental compositions will take you adrift into gloomy waves of hazy delayed guitar and vocal textures before washing you up onto shimmering surf under blue dusk.

https://soundcloud.com/xmorganii

Novusolis

Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Zachary Perron and Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya have created a new haven of post-rock. Zachary steadily builds the music with intricate guitar and drum live-loops, while Amanda's synth swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are haunting, enchanting, and cinematic. In 2018, they toured their album "Collapse" across the UK and are set to tour Europe in 2019!

https://novusolis.bandcamp.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.

https://soundcloud.com/kingkimbit

Eyeda Sophia

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

Kosisochukwu Nnebe / Coloured Conversations

Kosisochukwu Nnebe is a Nigerian-Canadian visual artist. Using phenomenology (the study of experience) as a methodology, her practice aims to engage viewers on issues of race, gender and power in ways that make them aware of their own complicity through interactive and installation-based pieces. Her work has been exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Places des Arts, Station 16 and Z Art Space in Montreal, Studio Sixty Six in Ottawa, the NIA Centre in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Guelph, and the Mohr Gallery in Mountain View, California. She has given presentations on her artistic practice and research at universities across Quebec, including Laval, McGill and Concordia, and has facilitated youth workshops at the Ottawa Art Gallery and Redwood City High School in California. She is currently based in Ottawa.

http://www.colouredconversations.com/

DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism.

General Assembly is a physically accessible venue with an accessible bathroom.

Questions or concerns? Get in touch:

elsa@diyspring.net

We would like to acknowledge the support of our many funders and sponsors of DIY Spring 3:

The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) City of Ottawa Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Next Door Records Ontario Public Interest Research Group - OPIRG Carleton CKCU CHUO 89.1 FM Bourses Tontine Awards Long & McQuade (Ottawa) Apt613 BabyPink Collective Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival Girls+ Rock Ottawa MediaStyle

DIY Spring 3: Cap City Cyphers Round 4

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The Record Centre, 1099 Wellington St. , Ottawa, Ontario k1y 2y4

DIY Spring, The Record Centre & King Kimbit present:

Cap City Cyphers: Round 4!

Friday May 10th, 2019 4pm - 6pm The Record Centre 1099 Wellington St. W FREE/PWYC

We are calling all emcees, singers, beatboxers, etc. to join us in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters!

The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated.

If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to capcitycyphers@gmail.com. If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well!

DIY Spring promotes community growth through respect, empathy, and social consciousness. We acknowledge this event, and all of our organizing, takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory.

We won't tolerate harmful or disrespectful behaviour, including but not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia or ableism.

The Record Centre is a physically accessible venue, unfortunately the bathrooms are not.

Questions or concerns? Get in touch:

elsa@diyspring.net

We would like to acknowledge the support of our many funders and sponsors of DIY Spring 3:

The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) City of Ottawa Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario Next Door Records Ontario Public Interest Research Group - OPIRG Carleton CKCU CHUO 89.1 FM Bourses Tontine Awards Long & McQuade (Ottawa) Apt613 BabyPink Collective Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival Girls+ Rock Ottawa MediaStyle

Join us for high priority signs of the time as participants from Banff Centre Spoken Word hit the stage, each with their own particular brand of lightning.

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:00 PM Rice Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Bldg FREE Event --> http://bit.ly/2HWgEhE

Cap City Cyphers Round 3!

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

Mucho gratitude and big love to everyone who came through and showed love at our premier and second sessions! A recap of the first cypher can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWLhJxIQcKY.

Our THIRD cypher session will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at The Origin Arts & Community Centre (57 Lyndale near Bayview) starting at 6:13PM until 8:19PM.

Bring your bars, beats, vocals, whatever - as long as it's good vibes! We also ask that you bring a small cash contribution to cover the costs of renting the space ($5-$10 is cool depending on how much you can; no one turned away due to lack of funds). Hope to see you on Saturday, March 2!

We are calling all emcees, singers, beatboxers, etc. to join us in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters!

The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated.

If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to capcitycyphers@gmail.com. If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well!

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place and most of the album was created on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, and all guests are expected to recognize the Algonquin people as the original keepers of this land.

King Kimbit with Black Wax, Lucila Al Mar, and Jessie Simmons

MediaStyle “The Commons” , 131 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7

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.

King Kimbit birthday and listening party

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

Peace everyone!

Hoping your fall to winter transition is going as smooth as can be. For my birthday this year, which is also the first anniversary of my debut album, Life Lessons Poetically, I will be having a listening party at The Origin Arts & Community Centre of my album from top to bottom and have hard copies available for purchase. Come through and hang out, meet some people, and have some snacks. There will also be a live painting by Hasina Kamanzi.

This event will be Pay-What-You-Can to raise funds for me to go the Banff Spoken Word program. If you would can't attend but would like to support, kindly send your contributions to kingkimbit@gmail.com (e-transfer or paypal).

I would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place and most of the album was created on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, and all guests are expected to recognize the Algonquin people as the original keepers of this land.

Cap City Cyphers Round 2!

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

Mucho gratitude and big love to everyone who came to the premier of CAP CITY CYPHERS that happened on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the OTTAWA letters (footage here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWLhJxIQcKY).

Our second cypher session will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at The Origin Arts & Community Centre (57 Lyndale near Bayview) starting at 6:13PM until 8:19PM.

Bring your bars, beats, vocals, whatever - as long as it's good vibes! We also ask that you bring a small cash contribution to cover the costs of renting the space ($5-$10 is cool depending on how much you can; no one turned away due to lack of funds). Hope to see you on Saturday the 15th!

We are calling all emcees, singers, beatboxers, etc. to join us in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters!

The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated.

If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to capcitycyphers@gmail.com. If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well!

We would like to acknowledge that this event will be taking place and most of the album was created on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, and all guests are expected to recognize the Algonquin people as the original keepers of this land.

Batay Vetye

Bistro la Coquille, 209 Boul. des laurentides, Laval, QC

Majoha célèbrera à nouveau la bataille de Vertières et va souligner grandiosement cette victoire décisive ayant mener à la victoire de Saint-Domingue. En cette occasion plusieurs artistes invités se produiront sur la scène du Bistro La Coquille tels que King Kimbit, Jessie Simmons, Maëva, Daniel P. animé par Roch Abner Dupervil aka Le Cerveau et la musique d'ambiance par Rubens Epimpabon Intl. Un buffet complet typiquement haïtien sera offert aux spectacteurs par l'établissement. Il y aura d'autres invités surprise qui prendront soin de faire vibrer la corde sensible du patriotisme de ceux qui auront fait le déplacement. C'est un rendezvous ... 🇭🇹

Share Our Light

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Fifth Avenue Court, 99 Fifth Ave, Ottawa

SHARE OUR LIGHT

Come, meet Canadians who are a light in the world, and learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. It’s an afternoon of music, art & fun for young and old!

RSVP now! Bring a friend, and get a free 2-pack of LED light bulbs. Limited quantities! Free soup and hot chocolate will also be served. Come warm up!

The SDGs are a plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. It’s a call for action by all countries to end poverty while also tackling climate change, economic growth, education, health, gender equality and more.

An energy-efficient bulb is a symbol of hope that we can meet the SDGs. Change one yourself & give one to a friend. Let this simple action inspire you to talk with others about what we can do to end extreme poverty and make a better world for everyone. And join us at ONE.org to push top decision makers to lead by increasing investments that can help us reach the SDGs.

We will proudly highlight Ottawa-based groups that are a light in the world: Youth Ottawa, CanUgan, Engineers Without Borders Canada, the GRAN, Help Lesotho, Somali Education Fund, The Tumaini Children's Project as well as artists King Kimbit and Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community.

PERFORMANCES BY King Kimbit (www.kingkimbit.ca) King Kimbit is an internationally-acclaimed multidisciplinary hip hop artist, 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 woman, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality.

The Baobab Youth Performers (www.baobabtree.org) Baobab Youth Performers brings together students from schools across Ottawa to drum and dance the music of Ghana, West Africa. Founded by Artistic Director Kathy Armstrong, the group has performed at the Ottawa Folk Festival, the National Arts Centre and the Black Sheep Inn. They have toured through Ontario, Alberta, the United States and Ghana.

Speed Painting by Youth Ottawa (www.youthottawa.ca) 12 young, up & coming artists will participate in an SDG-themed art battle led throughout the afternoon. Youth Ottawa provides youth in the city with resources, training and support to build the skills, confidence and strategies necessary to be successful and build a better community for themselves and their peers.

POEMcees

10C, Guelph

Some say POEMcees, while others say poEMCEES. The controversy has led to widespread wordsmith on wordsmith violence that dates back to before time itself. We have only bits and pieces of information but what we know for certain is that at some point in early existence all of consciousness was united in celebration. We marveled at our own magnificence as we gave birth to The Word. We don't know who struck first, The POEMcees or The poEMCEES, but we know it was the poEMCEES who lit the roof on fire.

The 3rd consecutive installment of POEMCEES at CFSW, will feature the Edmonton based show that fuses the not so different worlds of the poet and the emcee. This time around we are choosing to take a look at how our contemporary society has replaced reality with symbols and signs, thus creating a simulation of reality. This show will be a "mixtape" style show mixed by DJ Seiiizmikk and featuring A and B sides performed by King Kimbit, Tribe of Ansar, Poetic Elements, and KazMega.

Cap City Cyphers

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Ottawa Letters , C8G4+X5 Byward Market , Ottawa

Ever wanted to just hit up a spot in the city and spit a quick 16? Cap City Cyphers will be hosting a series of open cyphers in the city starting on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the OTTAWA letters in the Market at 6:13PM. We are calling all emcees, singers, beatboxers, etc. to join us in the name of Hip-HoP and celebrate the love of the art in an authentic and loving way. The intention of our series is to unite the many dope rappers we have from all across the city and to encourage the closet spittas to come out and shine or test the waters!

The cypher is meant to be an inclusive space. Hate of any form will not be tolerated.

If you are a producer or music maker in general and would like your beats showcased in our series, please send an email to capcitycyphers@gmail.com. If you are an artist looking to hit up the cypher or a Hip-Hop lover looking to just pass by, feel free to email us with any questions as well!

Sep19

King Kimbit at CCIC Conference

All Saints, 150 Blackburn, Ottawa

King Kimbit will be delivering a 15 minute performance at the Canadian Council for International Co-operation conference.

SAD FEST II

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Sadleir House, 751 George Street North, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3T2

SAD FEST is back for a second round! Let's welcome September with fun times at Sadleir House!

This year, we are celebrating one day of music as a part of OPIRG Peterborough's DisOrientation Week and Peterborough Pride. From 4pm until 12 am, get ready to celebrate with some incredible performances. Music, art and an open house will all feature at this event.

SAD FEST: Friday September 14th Music from 4 pm until 12 am (Clear your schedule for this!)

LITTLE RAPIDS (ptbo) - littlerapids.bandcamp.com KASHKA (toronto) - kashkamusic.com EVANGELINE GENTLE (ptbo) - evangelinegentlemusic.com KING KIMBIT (ottawa) - kingkimbit.ca RUSSELL LOUDER (pei) - russelllouder.bandcamp.com SPARKLESAURUS (ottawa) - sparklesaurus.com BBQT (mtl) - bbqtband.bandcamp.com

$13 for a wristband for the full day of performances!

  • Parts of Sadleir House are unfortunately not fully accessible
  • This event is all ages.
  • Alcohol will be for sale.
  • Earplugs will be provided by donation.