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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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

NO COVER - ALL ARE WELCOME

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

Love Local by OMIC

Sparks Street, Sparks, Ottawa

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition will be hosting two days of showcasing of their From Emerging To Export program's most recent alumni.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 will feature:

CHANTAL HACKETT ALEXANDRE RIEL CAPÉ ASUQUOMO

Sunday, July 28, 2019 will feature:

CRYSTALENA PAQUETTE EDDIE QUOTEZ KING KIMBIT FIVE + NONE

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.

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