DIY Spring 3: Silla and Rise, Rita Carter & Ziibiwan
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

DIY Spring 3: Silla and Rise, Rita Carter & Ziibiwan

DIY Spring and Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival present:

Silla and Rise, Rita Carter & Ziibiwan

Sunday, May 12, 2019
4pm-6:45pm
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen Street
$12/PWYC (no advance tickets)

Ziibiwan

Genre hopping from ambient experimental electronics to hip hop, trip hop, R&B, and more, Ziibiwan is an electronic musician/proudcer with a no-holds-barred approach to production. Beautiful and tension-filled soundscapes follow dense, calm, trap-inspired epics. Their ethereal, sonics opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet. Ziibiwan is Anishinaabe from Wiikwemkoong, based in Tkaronto (Toronto). FADER describes 2016’s 6-track label EP, Time Limits as “... bright, curious, meditative electronic music, that's a little reminiscent of Bonobo.” They’re currently working on their debut LP for 2019 release. Ziibiwan has also composed music for two short animations by Amanda Strong which premiered at TIFF.

https://soundcloud.com/ziibiwan

Rita Carter

Ottawa-born singer-songwriter Rita Carter has become one of her city’s most darling and well-respected voices. Rita’s reputation as a sincere and talented performer is a testament to her creative ability and faith in music, as a source of personal and communal revelation. Rita’s honesty, surety and strong vocal presence have made her a sought-after and much-admired performer, as evidenced by her appearances in some of Ottawa’s most well-known and loved venues, as well as at House of Paint’s Annual Urban Art Festival in 2014 & 2017 and Megaphono Festival. 

Her notoriety and acclaim have also helped to take her soulful music on stages overseas. In the fall of 2017 wrapped up The Wake Up Tour in England, aimed to promote her new single “Wake Up”. ‭The 2018 festival season was full of performances at Westfest, RBC Bluesfest, Soul City Music Fest (headliner), and Miss Carter wrapped up the busy year gracing the NAC’s Fourth Stage in December. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her third studio album, “All of We”, which is an ode to her hometown, Ottawa. 

To Miss Carter music is a weapon, a peace offering, and an expression of deep humanity, humility and strength! 

https://soundcloud.com/rita-carter-music

Silla and Rise

Silla and Rise blend Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dancefloor beats. Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU) their name comes from the Inuktitut word "Sila" meaning weather. Sila is what surrounds us; it is what connects us to our land, to the moon, sun and stars, the ocean and the air we breathe. In respecting and honouring the need to preserve Inuit culture and paying homage to our land and the strong connection to its spirituality, they experience and perform the sounds of traditional and contemporary throat songs. Rise is Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ and dancer who has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music.

Silla and Rise were nominated for a Juno for Indigenous Music Album of the Year in 2017 for their self-titled Debut, as well as an Indigenous Music Award for Best Inuit, Indigenous Language, or Francophone Album. They won the Stingray Award at Mundial Festival in Montreal in 2018 and they are currently working on a second album.

https://soundcloud.com/rise-ashen/sets/silla-rise-debut

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.

Questions or concerns? 

Get in touch:
elsa@diyspring.net

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DIY Spring 3: Sydanie, Lia Kloud & more
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

DIY Spring 3: Sydanie, Lia Kloud & more

DIY Spring and General Assembly / Assemblée Générale present:

Sydanie, Lia Kloud, Lucila Al Mar & Kimberly Stunstrum + Kira Montfort 
featuring installation by Kosisochukwu Nnebe

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
7pm - 10:45pm
General Assembly
5A Fairmont Ave
$15/PWYC at the door (no advance sales)

Sydanie

Often referred to as a supernatural rapper mom, Sydanie is a magnetic emcee with unheralded energy. A Toronto born, Jamaican-Trinidadian artist, Sydanie is levelling all expectations and setting the bar at new heights for women in the TO hip hop scene. Her impeccable production treatments run the spectrum from house to ambient dark wave. Nuanced beats lay the foundations for Sydanie to unpack her lyrical fireworks; ranging from meditative to incendiary - a contagious momentum that results in seriously deep thrills for the listener.

https://soundcloud.com/sydanieee

Lia Kloud

One of Ottawa's hottest up-and-coming MC's - from intricate lyrics to infectious beats, Lia Kloud is a trap connoisseur ahead of her time.

https://soundcloud.com/liakloud3

Lucila Al Mar

Lucila Al Mar, singer-songwriter, has the amazing skill of being an introverted hermit by day and an audience captivating performer by night. This Brujas ability to move between genres, from the gnarly defiant energy of punk rock to the lushness of folk music to 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.

https://lucilaalmar.com/

Kimberly Sunstrum + Kira Montfort

Kimberly Sunstrum is a heart-stopping performer. Her song writing is deep, evocative, and powerful and her music delightfully impossible to pin down. It’s an inspired blend of the grooves she listened to growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada. She strings together sounds from South African pop hits, classic R&B, old-time country and 70’s Motown power bops and spins them all in to her own unique melodies.

She writes about the world as she sees it with a powerful poetry and grace. Mixed-race identity, feminism, love, family, and queerness are reflections of her life and constant themes in her songs.

Accompanied by Kira Montfort, one of the most versatile and hard-working drummers in Ottawa, Kira and Kimberly are the founding members of Ottawa acoustic soul group, Sunstrum + The Wilds. Montfort and Sunstrum are set to put on an enigmatic and passionate duo performance at the 2019 DIY Spring Festival. 

https://kimberlysunstrum.bandcamp.com/

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

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DIY Spring 3: Girls+ Rock Show
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

DIY Spring 3: Girls+ Rock Show

DIY Spring and Girls+ Rock Ottawa present:

Salmon Ella + special guests feat. installation by Kosisochukwu Nnebe// Coloured Conversations

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
2pm - 4pm
General Assembly
5A Fairmont Ave
FREE/PWYC

Salmon Ella

Salmon Ella is an alumni band of Girls+ Rock Ottawa, that started playing at the end of 2018 and is already making its mark on Ottawa. Bassist Cynthia describes the band as

- sometimes punk
- sometimes pop
- sometimes odd
- always fun

The rest of the band agrees.

special guests TBA!

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

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DIY Spring 3: Eyeda Sophia, King Kimbit & more
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

DIY Spring 3: Eyeda Sophia, King Kimbit & more

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://soundcloud.com/novusolis

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

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DIY Spring 3: Cap City Cyphers Round 4
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

DIY Spring 3: Cap City Cyphers Round 4

DIY SpringThe 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

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Fruit, Star, Candy Bar: S1E1
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Fruit, Star, Candy Bar: S1E1

  • Black Squirrel Books & Espresso (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar, Pass The Vibes Collective, & DIY Spring presents...


Odawa's newest and fiiiiinest DJ trio will be kicking off their official dance party series! Come move ya body to some good chunes, mingle with some good people, and feel the good vibrations ~~~

$5 at the door

Invite your friends & bring your good energy! ❤️

DJs:

JUICE 🍊 - old school & new era rap, hiphop, rnb
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juicyfruiit8/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/starfruiit
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juicyfruiit_/

CELESTIAL ⭐️ - throwbacks, new school, tops 40s
Spotify: https://goo.gl/2GqEKZ
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/celestealcena/

DJ TRINIDADDY 🍫 - soca, dancehall, reggae, afrobeats
Spotify: https://goo.gl/HjQqtp
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marsramlogs/

**This event will be taken place on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory. As settlers, it's important we acknowledge the implications of how colonialism affects who's homeland we are on & support Indigenous resistance. This event is also a safe(r) space for women, queer, trans, and/or BIPOC (black, Indigenous, people of colour). No violence will be tolerated and will result in you leaving the event.**

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Pantayo, Wellington Sanipe & Novusolis
Jul
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pantayo, Wellington Sanipe & Novusolis

DIY Spring + Debaser + General Assembly / Assemblée Générale + Anakbayan Ottawa present:

Pantayo

Pantayo is an all-women musical collective. Our music is grounded in traditional kulintang music of the Maguindanaon and T'boli peoples of the Philippines, but explores the possibility of kulintang music influenced by our identities as diasporic Filipinas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12Npcffcfs
https://pantayo.bandcamp.com/

Wellington Sanipe

Wellington Sanipe is an ambient musician who creates lush, eerie and blissful synth loops.

https://wellingtonsnipe.bandcamp.com/

Novusolis

Based in Ottawa-Gatineau, Zachary Perron and Amanda Lowe have created a new haven of post-rock in the local scene. Zachary steadily builds the music with his intricately charming electric guitar live loops, while Amanda's synth swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are haunting, enchanting, and cinematic. 

Situé à Ottawa-Gatineau, Novusolis ont crée un nouveau havre de post-rock dans la scène locale. Doucement Zachary fait monter la musique avec ses loopings de guitare électrique charmant, pendant que le synth et la voix d'Amanda nous berce dans une rêverie. Ensemble, ils sont ensorcelant, enchanteur, et cinématique. 

https://novusolis.bandcamp.com/album/collapse

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7:30pm doors
8pm show

$10 in advance by e-transfer to elsa@diyspring.net
$12 at the door

General Assembly is a physically accessible venue with a gender-neutral and physically accessible bathroom. 

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. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Baby Cages, Dorothea Paas, King Kimbit
Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Baby Cages, Dorothea Paas, King Kimbit

DIY Spring & First Crush Promotion present:

BABY CAGES
https://www.much.com/baby-cages-gold-bitter-melon-halloway-jones/

Dorothea Paas
https://dorotheapaas.bandcamp.com/

King Kimbit
https://soundcloud.com/kingkimbit/sets/lifelessonspoetically

9pm doors
9:30pm show

$10

This venue is physically accessible - regretfully the bathrooms are not. 

DIY Spring & First Crush promote 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. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Ziibiwan, Lonely Parade, Heathers, respectfulchild & Lake Urmia!
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Ziibiwan, Lonely Parade, Heathers, respectfulchild & Lake Urmia!

  • Black Squirrel Books & Espresso (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ottawa Explosion Weekend, Debaser & DIY Spring presents...

Friday June 15 2018

1:00 ZIIBIWAN
12:00 LONELY PARADE
11:00 HEATHERS
10:00 RESPECTFULCHILD
9:00 LAKE URMIA

Ziibiwan ᓯᐱᐘᐣ (Toronto, ON)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/ziibiwan/

Ziibiwan is an emerging Anishinaabe, electronic artist/producer from Toronto, Ontario.They began playing guitar and piano as a younger teenager and their melodic, electronic compositions draw deep inspiration from contemporary R&B, Radiohead, and Björk. Their ethereal, sonic landscape opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet.

Lonely Parade (Montréal, QC)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/lonely-parade/

Lonely Parade is a three piece post-punk band of childhood friends based in Montréal, QC. Augusta, Anwyn and Charlotte played their first show in 2012, and started touring before all the members of the band were of age. While still quite young in years, the songs they write prove a compatibility beyond years.

Heathers (Montréal, QC)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/heathers/

Heathers is a three-piece post-punk/grunge band from Montreal. Formed in 2012, they have played multiple festivals and toured parts of Canada and the US. Their latest album, Midnight Is A Place will be released in May 2018.

respectfulchild (Treaty 6 Territory)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/respectfulchild/

respectfulchild (敬兒) is the solo instrumental project of Gan from Saskatoon on Treaty 6 Territory. Their music is both “electronic” in nature while being acoustically created, building experimental ambient soundscapes through slow progressions of meticulous improvisation. With a sound that has been likened to artists such as Brian Eno, Nils Frahm, and Owen Pallett, the lone presence of respectfulchild is able to bring quiet to even the noisiest of rooms.

Lake Urmia (Ottawa, ON)
http://ottawaexplosion.com/bands/lake-urmia/

Breezy synthpop grounded in diaspora-wave.

Doors at 8:30 pm / AA / $12 or free with OXW pass

http://ottawaexplosion.com

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Kimmortal, King Kimbit & Throne Seekers
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kimmortal, King Kimbit & Throne Seekers

  • The Origin Arts & Community Centre (map)
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DIY Spring & The Origin Arts & Community Centre present:

Kimmortal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFVELHrKVk

King Kimbit
https://soundcloud.com/kingkimbit/sets/lifelessonspoetically

Throne Seekers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbqRkE16JjA

7:30pm doors
8pm show

$10/PWYC

This venue is physically accessible with a physically accessible & gender neutral washroom. This is a dry & all ages event. 

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. 

Questions or concerns? Send us an email at elsa@diyspring.net.

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Kimmortal + Blakeleeluv
Jun
13
4:00 PM16:00

Kimmortal + Blakeleeluv

DIY Spring + The Record Centre presents:

Kimmortal (unceded Coast Salish Territories, aka Vancouver)
unapologetic Philipinx diasporic rhymes
https://kimmortal.bandcamp.com/

Blakeleeluv
blakeleeluv is the stage name of 22 year-old producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Blakeleigh Lovagi. Using a sequencer and an analog-synth, he experiments with tonality over glo-fi and jangle pop tracks.
https://blakeleigh.bandcamp.com/

FREE/PWYC
4pm door
4:30pm show

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.

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Bonjay & Too Attached
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Bonjay & Too Attached

Girls+ Rock OttawaDIY SpringCHUO 89.1 FM, and Debaser present

Bonjay
and
Too Attached
on
The Diversity Tour

with special guest
King Kimbit

Forward-thinking pop duos Bonjay and Too Attached embark on The Diversity Tour, poking fun at our current cultural obsession with ‘diversity’ as a box to tick. Together they embody Blackness, browness, queerness, transness—but also so much more. 

The Diversity Tour showcases “diverse” sounds in progressive Canadian music with broad appeal. From emo dancehall to deep pop, Bonjay and Too Attached are a powerful pairing for fans of boundary-breaking.

Proceeds from this show support Girls+ Rock Ottawa and CHUO FM

All ages / licensed

tickets $10 in advance (+ applicable service fees)
thepointofsale.com/tickets/18-05-26-bonjay-tooattached

We acknowledge this event takes place on stolen territory of the Algonquin nation, and we recognize Algonquin peoples as the original keepers of this land.

Accessibility:
Entrance accessibly by ramp. Main bathrooms down a flight of stairs but a ground floor bathroom is available (inquire with venue staff).
Bathrooms are gender neutral.
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BONJAY is Alanna Stuart and Ian Swain of Toronto. 
Dancehall-bred. Orchestrated like old soul. Driven by emotive vocals inspired as much by Feist as by Yolanda Adams. There’s a rawness to Bonjay: to the feelings, to the voice, to the sounds clashing. It sounds like something new. Their debut Broughtupsy EP established them with praise from NME, The New York Times and The Guardian.Their highly-anticipated debut album, Lush Life, is out May 2018.
@bonjaymusic
bonjay.net
“Sounds like the explosiveness of fighting to make a life for yourself, and succeeding.” -the fader


TOO ATTACHED is two siblings: Vivek Shraya & Shamik Bilgi.
Too Attached grew out of Vivek and Shamik’s childhood history of singing devotional songs together in Edmonton, obsessing over pop and r&b as teenagers, and informal collaborations throughout their individual decade-long artistic careers. Their first EP, Bronze, was released in 2015, which they toured across Canada while opening for Tegan and Sara. Most recently, Too Attached were listed as one of IN Magazine’s 2018 Canadian Artists To Watch.
@tooattachedpop
tooattached.com
“Angry earns its place among Canada’s most incisive, radical and galvanizing albums.” -cbc

KING KIMBIT, originally Nguyễn Anh Thư, born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory to Vietnamese boat people, has performed and recorded in Jamaica and all over Turtle Island, sharing love and knowledge, which she believes are connected by similar roots. King has recently released her debut double-disc album LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY, a collection of poetry with respective musical arrangements to illustrate the lessons learned and insight gained so far in her quarter century journey through intersections. Despite the inevitable presence of oppressive white supremacy and patriarchy, there is beauty in telling stories of life and death, revealing the healing and survival of women and the world. 
"Nguyen's vocal inflections in her spoken word delivery had the crowd hanging on every line, lending her poetic pen to everything from the ills of education and labour systems to her own battle with asthma." -exclaim!

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DIY Spring presents: Lia Kloud, Dashype, Jessie Simmons, Blakeleeluv
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

DIY Spring presents: Lia Kloud, Dashype, Jessie Simmons, Blakeleeluv

DIY Spring x Seiiizmikk showcasing
Underground Ottawa Hip Hop/Soca
Doors at 8:30
5$ entrance. 

Dashype - Hip Hop/RAP
https://soundcloud.com/dashype
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P67HkBMmRg

Jessie Simmons - Soca/Kompa Cover songs.
https://www.facebook.com/jessiesimmonsxo/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdFm0MTv_6Q

Lia Kloud Hip Hop/Rap
https://soundcloud.com/liakloud3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7AuhwSBsLM 

Blakeleeluv - Hip Hop/Rap
https://soundcloud.com/blakeleeluv 

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