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Unit 3 Left Coast Tour: The Ethereal Turn Up! Vancouver Show
October 5, 2016- 9:00 pm - October 6, 2016- 12:00 am
Future Electronic duo lal is touring the West Coast and are trying to build on the QT/BIPOC and allied arts movement to make connections in Canada and over the border to create safer party, healing and art spaces for all of us. We are uniting with local QT/BIPOC artists to form the UNIT 3 LEFT COAST TOUR!
The Math: rose + nic + community = 3!
Support independent talent and spread the word!
door: FREE – PYWC $5-15 (donation only – NO ONE TURNED AWAY)
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“LAL is an intersection between idea, place, and people, where we stand for moment and discuss the kind of world we will create. The conversation eventually gives ways to dance, which, in turn, gives way to conversation, which again, makes room for dance. We will win. There’s no doubt”
LAL, the Toronto Electronic duo comprised of Rosina Kazi and Nicolas Murray, will release its hotly anticipated new full-length album, Find Safety, on April 29 through Calgary-based Coax Records. Following that, LAL will head out for dates across Canada in May and June (see full schedule below).
The result of three years of studio work, Find Safety combines a myriad of influences, from Fela Kuti and Massive Attack, to Pete Rock and Detroit Techno. Lyrically, the album is informed by LAL’s community shows at its west end Toronto performance space, Unit 2, as well as Kazi and Murray’s passionate ongoing support of social justice causes and art projects, with an emphasis on Queer and/or BIPOC issues. The album overall addresses a need to create safer spaces for themselves and their friends, and musically is a masterful blend of synth and sample-based minimalism. Or as they prefer to call it, 4 a.m. music.
Kim Villagante, also known as K!mmortal, is an artistic force to be reckoned with. As an artist of lines and rhymes, as well as an arts-based community organizer, Kim fuses her phenomenal artistic talents (as a visual-artist, singer-songwriter, rap-poet-lyricist, and actor) with her passion for queer and anti-racist activism. In 2013, Kim’s debut acting role in hip hop theatre production “Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy Of” landed her a nomination in Montreal English Theatre Awards as “Outstanding Supporting Actress”. In 2014, she released her debut album, “Sincerity” and represented Vancouver as the only Filipina emcee in 2015’s Canadian Music Week. Her latest acting accomplishment was playing the lead in the one-woman play “Sister Mary’s A Dyke” written by Flerida Peña and directed by Jan Derbyshire which ran during Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival in 2015. Kim was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award in Community-Engaged arts in 2013, and is also the founder of “SHE”, an annual East-Vancouver event celebrating indigenous, black, and women of colour in WORD and MUSIC (shefestvan.com). Her recent self-directed music video, “Brushing by heaven’s shoulder”, was animated, rapped and filmed by Kimmortal and was selected to be screened at San Francisco’s Queer Women of Colour Film festival 2016.
LEE REED is a respected veteran of the Canadian Indie HipHop scene. For over 20 years he’s been stomping stages and studios, spewing his unique brand of fiery, anti-capitalist rant-hop. From mouthpiece for the legendary punk-hop greats Warsawpack, and throughout his solo work that followed, Reed’s musical legacy remains committed to the fight for a better world; voicing intersectional anti-oppressive politics through HipHop; and soundtracking and signal-boosting the efforts of communities and organizers struggling on the frontline for social and environmental justice. His latest album, 2015’s anti-colonial/
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