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Selectors' Presents: Patrick Cruz and Kimortal


Please join us for an evening of MC magic with Patrick Cruz and Kimortal.

Kimmortal is an independent artist and creative powerhouse based on unceded Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC). As a queer filipinx woman of colour, she explores themes relating to love, rage, resistance, healing, and ancestral connection through an eclectic mix of soul, indie-rock, rap, hip hop and experimental. In 2014 she released her debut album Sincerity (2014), an archive of acoustic songs she expanded to include the instrumentation and vocals of friends in her community. Her 2nd album to be released in the fall looks at the element of water. Other festivals she has performed at include Canadian Music Week, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Toronto), New West Pride Festival, and the Queer Women of Colour Film Festival (San Francisco). Kimmortal has opened for some of her favourite artists including Shad K, Gabriel Teodros, and Saul Williams.

@kimmortalmusic (music)
@kimmortalportal (art)

Balisong is a sound project by Filipino-Canadian artist Patrick Cruz based on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun First Nations, The Seneca and the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Toronto, ON). Using a loop machine and a pitch correction pedal, Balisong channels a combination of beatboxing, freestyle rap and devotional songs that articulate the shifting identity of an immigrant within the context of our globalized culture. Balisong is an extension of Cruz’s artistic practice that deals with ideas of hybridity and improvisation, this will be Balisong’s first performance.

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