Kiva joins

Beat Nation reflects a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Indigenous identity in entirely innovative and unexpected ways. Using hip hop and other forms of popular culture, artists create surprising new cultural hybrids—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video—that reflect the changing demographics of Indigenous people today. Around the time this video was made, was when Kiva started working with the collective more in depth.  The verse created during this session ended up being a part of a song called ‘Ghost’, which recognized the Indigenous presence as the most vulnerable and identifiable on the streets of our cities.

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