EVENT: Ian Kamau + Keisha Monique Simpson "One Day Soon" + "Because We Were Born" Official Launch/Photo Exhibition (Friday, November 11th @ 918 Bathrust)

hyperadmin | Events,Music | Tuesday, November 8th, 2011


Multi-disciplinary artists Keisha Monique Simpson and Ian Kamau synchronize heart-felt releases with 11:11:11 at 918 Bathurst (first lights north of Bloor
on Bathurst). The much anticipated release of works by Ian Kamau and Keisha Monique Simpson have arrived with two of Toronto’s beloved artists collaborating for one enchanting night of book and music talk. Both multi-driven artists are widely recognizable names in Toronto’s local music and
grassroots organizing communities.

Ian Kamau’s first full length LP, One Day Soon, is inspired by his communities. The album comes on the heels of a myriad of mixtapes and podcasts, his summer classic Cocoons (2011) and his initial contribution to the music game “First” released in 2003. One Day Soon is an honest work that interweaves crooning and rapping.

“One Day Soon is a statement of hope, the phrase is meant to inspire the thoughts and dreams of people towards something better, something beyond now, towards a new reality “ – Ian Kamau

Titled after a selected poem, because we were born is Keisha Monique’s debut collection of poetry. Inspired by stories of migration, forgiveness, identity, freedom, resistance, and love, each page is engraved with an underlying theme of discovering and trusting one’s own purpose. ‘because we were born’ is a collection of poems based on my journey of accepting all that I have come to learn and unlearn about purpose, passion and will.’ – Keisha Monique

The evening will feature performances by Keisha Monique and Ian Kamau as well as a well-rounded collection of talented guests: Progress,Victoria Sol, Brendan Phillip, Brandon Wint and Ikenna Onyegbula. Photography from both artists captured during moments in the eastern, western and southern parts of Afrika will be on display and for sale.

One Day Soon and pre-orders of because we were born will be available on the night of 11.11.11. Come see what 11:11:11 will bring November 11, 2011 at 918 Bathurst. Please visit iankamau.com and keishamonique.com for more information.

Peep a visual promo for the event after the jump!

Previously: VIDEO: Ian Kamau “Pandora’s Box” (“One Day Soon” Album Promo)

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