I was invited by the Ottawa International Music Conference (OIMC) organizers to attend their opening reception which took place this past Friday, May 29th here in Ottawa at the cool, industrial-feeling Maker Space North! To say I was “thrilled” at this invite is a huge understatement!
The OIMC is an essential platform for electronic and live music for audiences, venues and artists to connect in Canada’s capital. The OIMC showcases groundbreaking acts, shares knowledge to stimulate the growth of the music business and solidifies the local network by creating opportunities through the events, seminars, workshops, panels and parties presented.
Trevor Walker spun awesome tracks all night, the reception was MC’ed by the beautiful and stylish Olexandra Pruchniky (vocalist for local Ottawa band, The Peptides) and Canadian artist and slam poetry champion, Ian Keteku.
The night was warm, fun, filled with great music, food and cocktails and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Ian Keteku delighted us with a live performance of his slam poetry, and amazing ambience was created by Trevor Walker’s funky, soul-filled tracks spun under a giant screen playing a cool 60s era movie. The event was held at the Maker Space North, a huge warehouse which offers ample space, tools and equipment to start ups to create their unique projects.
Here are my pictures from the event. Really happy to have been a part of this amazing night, supporting local artists and Ottawa’s thriving music community!
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