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Blakdenim, Nuven, Mas Aya, King Kimbit & Black Wax and Budi [Megaphono 2018]
February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm15$
MEGAPHONO and Lixar present
King Kimbit & Black Wax
at Triple Seven
75 St Redempteur St,Hull
$15 at doors
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Passes available online here > https://goo.gl/eVjTpZ
Doors at 8:00 pm
all ages / licensed
Formed in a basement in Ottawa, Ontario, in late 2012, BLAKDENIM blends genres like no Canadian act today. The group fuses hiphop, funk, rock and soul with lyrical content that ranges from identity issues to daily issues, like picking yourself up after a bad day, perseverance, self-esteem and hope. Influenced by artists like The Roots to Earth, Wind and Fire, there’s no shortage of musical expertise in this 8-piece line-up.
Nuven is the electronic outlet for the solo work of brazilian producer Gustavo Teixeira. Based in Sao Paulo, his experiments with noise, loop pedals and synths led the former guitarist to an ethereal and minimal atmosphere, building inventive tracks around layers of internet samples, home-recordings and ripped vinyl. Nuven has released a debut EP Choice of a Fiction (2015) and a full-length “”Partir”” in 2016, when he performed at Primavera Sound festival in Spain. His live performances brings up a refreshingly and creative approach on the songs compositions, dismembering or adding instruments, improvising arrangements, delivering an earwarm experience.
Born out of an exploration of combining and colliding cultures and ideas, Mas Aya is the solo project of Toronto-based percussionist Brandon Miguel Valdivia (Not the Wind, Not the Flag, Lido Pimienta, Above Top Secret). Mas Aya is a lively and powerful percussion, flute and voice stage show, inviting communities to cast off the shroud of commodity-based living to empower themselves and each other through music, meditation, dance and celebration.
The internationally-acclaimed all-around artist King Kimbit, originally Nguyễn Anh Thư, was born and raised on unceded Algonquin territory to Vietnamese boat people. She has performed and recorded in Jamaica and all over North America, sharing love and knowledge, which she believes are connected by similar roots. King has recently released her debut double-disc album LIFE LESSONS POETICALLY (with help from Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Ottawa).
BUDI is the ever-mutating solo act from Nick Dourado, a multi-faceted musician known across the country for his work with a very healthy variety of ensembles, dipping into poppier waters with Century Egg and Special Costello, and covering collaborative spontaneous explorations with EDDY and xxvii. BUDI exists in formations that range from one-man sampler & sax action to bustling large band activity that embody a volatile, different-every-time ethos that’s more about Dourado’s own innate impulses than working within a reified soundworld or adopting a character.
Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018