Ear Appeal presents Women In Hip Hop: Historic Accounts, Interactive Galleries and live Performances, addressing the past, present and progressive future of the Female MC. Featuring live performances, video presentations, art, imagery, and a panel discussion that challenges the traditional role of women within the male dominated space of hip hop. Exploring the intersecting experiences of race, sexuality, ability and gender, The Ear Appeal Project reforms harmful social norms and ideologies through authentic storytelling and advocacy using the medium of sound, music and complimentary artistic expressions to provide opportunities for overlooked and underrepresented artists.
This exhibition will feature art by Jamila Safiya, Melissa falconer, Danielle Fonseca, Shashann, Miguel-Tash, Julia Donnici, and many more
The founder of Ear Appeal is an advocate, cultural connector and rapper with a unique androgynous sound and dynamic flow. As a board member of Tangled Disability Arts brings awareness to issues facing artist with diverse needs. Exmiranda is also a 2019 Emerging Artist Award Finalist from Toronto Arts Foundation, a Chalmers award recipient by the Ontario Arts Council as well as the recipient of an artist entrepreneurship nomination from RISEhelp. With her recent track ‘Autonomy’ success on Worldstar Hiphop Exmiranda continues to grow globally
A multidisciplinary musician based in Toronto, Tracey is a singer, song-writer, producer, rapper and spoken-word artist. Her creative creations mostly shed light on the difficulties and traumas within our societal realities which are often ignored, are brought to light by her musical compositions. She is a radiant light, and a messenger who raises awareness by being a voice for multiple communities across the globe. Her Her performances not only include festivals, showcases and concerts but weddings and restaurants as well.
Dubbed “Hip Hops kid sister”, Keysha Fresh blends everything you love about the 90’s with everything you appreciate about Hip Hop. she has recorded 4 EP’s and one group album with hip hop girl group, The Sorority. Keysha has shared stages with artist such as; Joey Bad a$$, Miguel, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Jidenna, The Internet, DVSN, Main Source, Dan Hill, MC Lyte, Smif-N-Wessun, A TRAK, Cassidy, Ghostface and many more.
A media communications graduate of Toronto’s Humber College and rap supermom focused on shifting the landscape by continuing to push female voices to the forefront. Born to Jamaican and Trinidadian parents in Toronto’s Jane & Finch neighborhood, her music is as political as it is club-ready, tackling the complexities surrounding her identity as a queer single mother from one of the city’s most vilified areas.
A female rapper who has been making quiet noise for almost seven years. Initially as a part of the rap duo Class of 93 before going solo and switching things up. Though it’d be easy to label her one of Toronto’s best and brightest ‘skrewface’ locals, in reality she’s a humble, passionate artist who wants Toronto’s hip-hop community win, especially women. Which, to be frank, is long overdue. She was recently selected to rap on BET’s Freestyle Friday.
Dynesti Williams inspires people to reconnect to their higher selves through bold and unapologetic live performances, lyrics, videos, and sonic experiences. She is known as a fierce entertainer from Toronto ON, Canada with a contagious energy that can raise the vibration of any space she performs in.
An author, inspirational speaker, arts educator and community leader who uses the spoken word to empower and transform through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment).
A current York University student, hip-hop enthusiast youtuber and performer who creates fun jaw dropping content and hip hop music as both an influencer and entertainer. His group NSG (Never stop Grinding) has had appearances on major social media pages including 6ixbuzz and many more.
In partnership with:
Women in Hip Hop:
An Ear Appeal Project
12 Apr 2020
18 Wellington St. W.
OPENING RECEPTION & ARTIST SHOWCASE:
April 4, 7:30-11pm
April 5, 2pm-5pm
EAR APPEAL x RISE OPEN MIC:
April 11, 7:30-9:30pm
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