Ian Kamau at Luminato Festival
“Kamau is a fixture in Toronto’s hip hop scene” – Toronto Standard
Toronto-based spoken word artist and musician Ian Kamau, a participant in The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program, performs at The Famous Spiegeltent to launch The Residents Project, Luminato’s on-going partnership with The Theatre Centre.
“I am a writer, producer and a graphic/visual artist. I perform what I write so I also consider myself a performer. I do not think of myself as an entertainer. I was born and raised in Toronto to Trinidadian parents who immigrated to North America in 1970. My parents are documentary filmmakers. I grew up around ideas, information, education and art. I hope my entire life will be immersed in this kind of creativity....
My desire is to put my experiences into the world so that I may enter a larger conversation with people in different places. I am an artist who wants to continue to be creative and support others in being creative while finding my purpose.”
– Ian Kamau