Artist of the Month: Kimi Katiti

Kimi Katiti, January 2022 Artist of the Month
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Kimi Katiti, January 2022 Artist of the Month
Photo by Yupeng Feng

North Hollywood hip-hop artist, painter, and YouTube commentator Kimi Katiti thinks forgiveness is getting a bad rap. 

In her interview with Alma Cook, Kimi discusses why she believes forgiveness is the key to solving the racial conflicts of our time, explaining how her beliefs were shaped by Nelson MandelaDesmond Tutu, and—of all things!—her local skatepark. She also shares what it was like to go #1 in Uganda and Kenya, quit Twitter, and release her unfinished Garageband demos on Spotify. 

Watch and listen below. Track with Kimi’s journey by following her on YouTube or Instagram or by visiting her website (www.kimikatiti.com). Stream her songs on SpotifyApple Music, or wherever you listen.

Cover photo by Joshua Hurd

References

Artists

  • Andy Mineo
  • Lecrae
  • Talib Kweli
  • Mos Def
  • Common
  • James Sasso (@SassoTheCat)

Songs

Other

  • No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu
  • Colin Wright’s video on DEI trainings (FAIR)
  • I’m Not Ok” sermon from Churchome
  • The Pareto 80/20 principle
  • Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

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