MIDIum For Expression


Sun. Oct 4
Z Art Space
819 Av. Atwater
(metro: Lionel-Groulx)

Tshizimba’s workshop will be addressing the importance of music as a form of expression to better represent ourselves in Quebec society, as well as challenge perceptions and stereotypes as a first-generation immigrant, as our desires and personal experience often come in conflict with familial expectations and the classic immigrant narrative. He’ll do so by doing a beatmaking segment, showing the audience his creative process and how his Congolese roots are incorporated in his art, as well as talk about his parcours as a musician and the stigma it’s brought to his family. Secondly, the workshop will also talk about the importance of solidifying a network of POCs across Montreal and touch upon the need of our voices to be included into Quebecer culture. Finally, a question period will take place in order to create a dialogue with the rest of the audience.

Mutatayi Fuamba, also known as Tshizimba, is an emcee and producer, whose Hip-Hop, Ambient and Chillwave influences unveil a unique world, characterized by Afrofuturism, space, the strength to fight back and pretty flowers. On top of his music, Mutatayi is the current Youth Ambassador for the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) and has facilitated workshops for groups such as Demilitarize McGill and QPIRG. His most recent project, Everything X Alright, which came out May 28th 2015, is said to "encompass a cinematic experience in a solely auditory project, a sound that is more of a carefully curated score to a homemade extravagant sci-fi film than a beat tape aimlessly thrown together." - Artistic Manifesto