Last night was a great night on Main Street. The Kimmerly’s invited Toronto hip-hop artist (arrested at the G20 protest) Testament to rEvolution Gallery for a live performance. The majority of the audience were under the age of 10, and were treated to a politically charged and inspired performance by the young Scarborough native.
I was a little surprised that he (Testament) didn’t edit his set by inserting a ‘flipping’ or ‘dang’ instead of the many expletives he spat out, although since his delivery was honest and authentic, I have to forgive him for that.
The 5 Kimmerly children were in attendance with their mother Tamara and their father Qpaukl, who run the gallery. Qpaukl is the town tattoo artist and Tamara is a clothing designer – they both work out of the rEvolution space.
This is the kind of event this little town needs more of. It embodied community, youth, music and art; not to mention it was affordable entertainment for the family. Did I mention there were free celery sticks? Thanks again to the Kimmerly’s.