In schools, universities, business settings and charitable organisations, Kimba successfully uses spoken word, poetry & rap to captivate audiences. From venues such as the V&A museum and Tate Modern, to community libraries, auditoriums and classrooms, his creative approach and versatility to adapt material to meet a specific brief is valued and appreciated. His passion and experience provide an open forum to be inspired.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Kimba inspire adults and children through the spoken word and music on several occasions.
Three events stick in my mind above the many others. Kimba worked with the Harrow Fairtrade Campaign and grassroots Community Organisation BTWSC to capture the essence of the strategy to become a Fairtrade borough. He produced a catchy song, “It takes two” with meaningful lyrics which was published as a CD. It was used as a backdrop to an event in the town centre during Fairtrade fortnight 2012in front of two Mayors, the Mayor of Harrow and the Mayor of Douai, Harrow’s twin town . I believe this was a critical part of the borough achieving Fairtrade Borough status in 2014 at the end of my mayoral year. The second was a workshop with young people during African History Month when he worked with them and helped them produce a piece which they performed with his support in front of an intergenerational audience. “Pass it on” encouraged everyone to look at the legacy we have received and the duty we have to pass it on to the next generation. The third was an environmental workshop with young people where he got them to produce lyrics capturing Brent’s campaign to love where you live. It was interesting watching his channel creative talent from the usual run of the mill love lyrics to thoughtful words about keeping the neighbourhood clean.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kimba for any work he has been engaged to do. He has a positive, infectious spirit which encourages those in his workshops to give of their best.
Ms Nana Asante, Mayor of Harrow (2013 – 2014)
Thank you for delivering a highly engaging, entertaining and informative session.
The feedback from the session was very positive.
Anthony Wilkes, Equality Diversity Inclusion Manager, Cancer Research UK
I would like to say thank you for the performance at the Mayor’s Tea Party on Friday 20th April 2018. Please thank Kimba his performance was wonderful and really got our event started. We have had nothing back except positive comments about your performance so thank you on behalf of the Partnerships and Engagement Team, Brent Council.
Shane Lawrence, Policy Officer, Brent Council
I have no hesitation in recommending Kimba. Over the years he has successfully engaged young people on BTWSC and Music 4 Causes workshops to produce lyrics on a variety of topics including African History, Recycling, Peace, Fairtrade, and the Environment. The ‘Look Around (The Environment)’ song was written by young people at a workshop facilitated by Kimba and BTWSC project programmer Kwaku, and was performed at an event attended by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and received excellent feedback. Kimba has a positive way of engaging young people and bringing out the best in them. He will be an asset to any organisation working with young people and adults.
Awula Serwah, BTWSC Co-Ordinator