Wed, Mar 23|
Afternoon Spotlight Delights: OK Naledi & Lucila Al Mar
Time & Location
Mar 23, 3:00 p.m.
Ottawa, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada
About the Event
OK Naledi is an Afro-House music project created by Queer, Motswana Canadian musician Kimberly Naledi Sunstrum.
Traditional sub-Saharan clean guitar lines, classic deep bass, movement-inspiring beats and that iconic, driving Afro-House tempo - these are the pieces that define OK Naledi.
There is a lot of complexity when it comes to being a visibly Queer, biracial, womxn, artist who grew up in Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Sudan, and Sri Lanka and is creating music in a Western demographic. It's important for diasporic marginalized folks to stay connected to their heritage and roots and to push back from the ongoing pressure to
assimilate and fit in. This pandemic and all it's boil over moments exacerbated the importance of nurturing identity and infusing it in the music creation process. This is the essence of OK Naledi -- proudly, powerfully and consistently.
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Lucila Al Mar is a singer-songwriter that has the amazing skill of being an introverted hermit by day and an audience captivating performer by night. She has the 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. Small but mighty, this songstress has a voice and a presence that easily breaks down barriers, celebrates humanity and fosters true connection. Lucila Al Mar dares to represent herself in the unambiguous light of her personal truths. 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.