Ottawa Art Pep Rally
THE PEP RALLY IS COMING!
Ottawa is chock full of music and dance and colours and acting and beats and FUN! This one-night-only event will bring it all together and BLOW YOUR MIND!
We’ve got music and dancing and lights and theatrics and crazy nonsense that you’ll have to see and hear to believe!
You’ve got your tickets, yeah?
Promo Art by Kim Valentine!
Music & Dance
Beaugé the Trill Hippy is representative of self love. The mantra “Thou shall love thyself” defines the purpose of uplifting others thru culture creation, communicating with and inspiring the listener. As the son of one Haîti’s most respected poets and novelists (Jacqueline Beaugé Rosier) and the nephew of a Haitian militant (Claude Rosier) who spent 17 years incarcerated by the Baby Doc regime for his beliefs; Beaugé’s art is the cumulative sum of his ancestry, the struggle, love, and a unique ability to connect beyond PURPOSE boundaries.
The Monotymes were forged under the warm and welcoming glow of awe inspiring local acts like Sparklesaurus and Potential Red. We drew our inspiration from basement EP releases and evenings spent sitting cross-legged on kitchen floors talking about how much we admired and adored our ever-growing web of mutual friends playing music in Ottawa. We are just some kids who play indie-pop. Our songs are each their own catchy story, usually revolving around a character we see within ourselves or within our community. If you listen closely, you might find that you know this person too. We will always love to write about heartbreak in the most danceable way possible, we will always love tears and laughter and keyboards effects and arson.
Surraya Aziz is a former guest dancer with Propeller Dance. She has trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop, from age 5-present. She is a dance teacher in the city mostly teaching youth at risk, and folks with disabilities.
Tev Bourque is a producer, sound engineer and composer. Native to the Ottawa area, Tev has worked with artists such as John Carroll and Amanda Lowe and is an active member in Ottawa’s music industry. With experience living and recording in West Africa, Tev is well-rounded in both analogue and digital technologies.
Tev’s latest album Colours is a multi vocalist collaboration focussing on the musical diversity of Ottawa. A fusion of several genres, the album features vocal work from several Ottawa area vocalists, including: Marie-Clo, Rita Carter, Paula Whitelocke, Amanda Lowe, Ceerouse, Thandie Dice, Fletcher G, Dominique Glory, Ras Lee, Dynamic, Aspects, Jah’kota, and Yohannes Finesse.
The Ghost Lights
The Ghost Lights (Robin Hodge & Zoe Towne) keep the Magic Machine in perfect harmony!
But will they be able to bring the pep this rally needs? Or will Coach Art drive them to the brink of insanity? You'll have to come and see!
Learn about these weirdos here!
Ottawa’s own Kim Valentine, plant mother and lover of bees, has been making art of all kinds for over half a decade.
In her Centretown studio lovingly dubbed The Artery, Kim used oil paints to create pieces that have been displayed at local venues such as Carben, Wilf and Ada’s, The Tea Party Cafe and others.
Recently, Kim has been exploring fibre arts, including feminine-inspired pieces she lovingly calls Woolvas. Dodging the quick paws of her two curious cats, Kim uses wool to show the natural beauty of all women everywhere.
Nicholas Aymott is an actor and writer based in the capital town of Ottawa. A product of the theatre since high school, he has appeared most recently in his one-man show ARNOTT: a Masterclass in Good Theatring, at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival, as well as multiple adventures upon the stage at the Gladstone Theatre. Recent regional credits include Nell Gwynn (Three Sisters), King Lear (Bear & Co.), Cry-Baby: the Musical, and Little Shop of Horrors (Theatre Kraken). Peace, Love and Fun!
Stage Manager Karen
Kristine Shadid is a woman of many trades. An improviser, actor, singer and wannabe dancer. She’s been performing improv comedy all over Canada since 2007 and is currently a core member of Outtake Improv and the Canadian Comedy Award winning troupe, Crush Improv. She’s ready to bring the fun!
Check her out here!
Ottawa’s pretty awesome. From New Edinburgh to Old Ottawa South to Westboro and beyond, artists, musicians, boutique stores, and culture abound. In fact, Apt613 suspects the town’s staid and serious reputation may be nothing more than a convenient cover for its wild and crazy alter ego.
Committed to connecting people to their neighbourhoods, the site is a place where we can learn and talk about new and exciting people, places, and goings on.
We hope Apt613 will be a platform for participation and community building. Everyone is welcome, so come on over!
CKCU 93.1 FM
On November 14, 1975, Canadian radio history was made. When the strains of Joni Mitchell’s 'You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio' transmitted over the airwaves at 93.1 FM, CKCU became the first campus-based community radio station in Canada!
In the ensuing years, CKCU has continued to be a pioneer in community broadcasting, carrying out our mandate of providing an alternative to commercial radio and the CBC as a voice for the many Ottawa communities not served by the mainstream media.
Check them out here!
Ottawa Music Industry Coalition
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is dedicated to making Ottawa a great place to play music, work in the music industry, and be a music fan!
OMIC is a member-based non-profit organization that works to grow the local music industry for the benefit of our members and the city as a whole. We are committed to bringing together artists, music businesses, venues, festivals and local businesses together to work towards common goals.
Uproar Arts Fest
Founded from a desire to see different voices on stage, UPROAR is a new festival that will showcase cis and trans women and non-binary artists of all kinds. From theatre, music & dance to fine art, poetry and more -- our goal is to raise up creators, and keep these important voices singing loud and proud.