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KALMUNITY

Kalmunity is Canada's largest and longest running urban music collective who are best known for their weekly improvisational events that have taken shape throughout Montreal since 2003.

Founded by Jahsun, Band leader, drummer and host, the collective consists of almost 100 multi-disciplined artists from various backgrounds which gives Kalmunity the ability to cover a plethora of musical genres and vocal styles in various languages. To help best describe the eclectic and constantly changing sound and nature of the collective the term 'Live Organic Improv' was coined.

Never the same twice, parts of Kalmunity's magic lie in the fact that the collective changes with every event. Familiar faces, voices and instruments can be found peppered about, but as Jahsun politely reminds the dedicated revelers at all of our events, each moment with Kalmunity is not just special, they are unique. They should be savored and cherished, because the creativity you witness today will not be the same tomorrow, or ever again for that matter! 

More than just a outlet of entertainment, the collective serves as a source of upliftment for the thousands of patrons in attendance each year and is hailed as a source of uncensored information and inspiration.

From globe trotters like Blu Rum 13, Monk.E, Cecile Doo Kingue & Malika Tirolien. To members of mega groups like Arcade of Fire and Nomadic Massive To musical legends like Kahil El'Zabar, Joseph Bowie, Ed Wilkerson and Alan Prater. Kalmunity has shared stages and creative space with all of these amazing entities along with countless others and continues to attract the legends of tomorrow with each passing week.

Kalmunity has been featured at major festivals and events across Canada since it's inception including The Montreal International Jazz Festival, The Irie Music Festival, House of Paint and Voix D'Amerique to name a few. They have also been featured on/in major local channels and publications such as Breakfast Television, MaTV, the Montreal Gazette, Cult MTL, Journal De Montreal and more.

Since 2004 Kalmunity has consistently been named best jazz, spoken word, hip hop and live act in Montreal by publications such as Cult MTL, Le Camuz and the Montreal Mirror. They were also named one of the top 10 cool things to do in Montreal by Local Montreal Tours in 2015.

Kalmunity has independently released two ep's as well as an anthology of literature entitled The Talking Book and walked away with top honors in CBC’s Digital Diversity competition for the short film "Jahsun".

Kalmunity can be seen live every week at both Cafe Resonace and Petit Campus.

And always keep in mind.. this experience is 100% improvised!

 

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