Artist Spotlight: Kimmortal
Kimmortal is a queer filipinx second generation settler based on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples: the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam nations. Recognized as “a voice to be heard” by Exclaim magazine, Kimmortal has been making waves with their multifaceted approach to music. Incorporating song, visual art, rap, and frequently collaborating with poets and dancers, Kimmortal strives to make an impact with their live performances. Their new album “X marks the Swirl” was a two year long process of creation that was ranked 1 of 40 in the Polaris 2019 longlist.
Kimmortal’s music and art have been featured on CBC’s show “Exhibitionists”, the Queer Women of Colour festival (San Francisco), Kultura FIlipino Arts Festival (Toronto), Junofest 2018 (Vancouver), SXSW (Austin, TX), Rifflandia (Victoria, BC), and Winnipeg Pride. Kimmortal has shared stages with amazing artists including Ruby Ibarra, Saba, Shad K, and Saul Williams and just this past year, Kimmortal’s single “I’m Blue” made it to top 20 music videos in the country via CBC. Follow them at @kimmortaltheartist