It’s you & me tonight Brooklyn. Don’t forget to get there EARLY! Seats at front will fill up fast :) Gates open 6pm & we go on stage at 8pm ♥️♥️ . I’ll also be selling merch tonight! Including signed vinyl ! I know some of you have been asking about my merch store messing up, I’m getting it fixed (sorry!) but don’t forget to stop buy the merch desk tonight! . LOVE YOU ALL . #ProspectPark @briccelebratebk
Fan-girling would be an understatement for what I am doing right now while preparing for a live performance and interview on my favorite station on the planet WNYC! I’ll be live from 1:30pm to 2pm EDT on “All of It” with Alison Stewart (@allofitwnyc), performing two songs with the amazing @zachtenorio. Tune in on 93.9 FM or stream at the link in my bio!
I think life is more about letting go than acquiring and more about un-learning than learning. In so many ways we are born into this world with open eyes, a sense of freedom in who we are and a lack of self-consciousness... . ...then that slowly changes as we discover our ability to name things as ‘different than us’ and we are slowly conditioned to conform and accrue as much as possible, in order to calcify some kind of external identity for ourselves. A semblance of stability. . But deep down we know, that just like the butterfly, we grow and fly free when we shed our skins and let go of what we no longer need. Reflecting on this today. . Oh and this was a hype moment in the Top of The World video so I thought I’d draw a link between the two worlds ;) #SundaySpiritReflections
Need a weekend JAM?! I collaborated with @monoxpoly for a song & it’s out now! It’s called ‘Easy Living’ - the single off his upcoming album which drops later this year featuring @thundercatmusic @kaytranada & more. . I love this track - stoked to share it with you. Shout out to Thundercat who also plays on this song & congrats @monoxpoly ! . Available on all platforms now!! ⚡️⚡️
Kicking off August playing @BRICCelebrateBK on Friday August 2nd in Prospect Park, New York!! I'm really excited for this show because I'm debuting a new band incarnation! You've seen @spencerzahn (bass) and @jacobbergson (keys) play with me on the Reimagined tour, plus others, but this time I'll be bringing those same arrangements to life with an amazing drummer! @vishalnayakmusic will join us for this show - I'M SO EXCITED. Check link in bio for details. Don't miss it. K #AtTheBandshell #CelebrateBklyn
Kicking off August playing @BRICCelebrateBK on Friday 8/3 in Prospect Park! I'm really excited for this show because I'm debuting a new band incarnation! You've seen @spencerzahn (bass) and @jacobbergson (keys) play with me on the Reimagined tour, plus others, but this time I'll be bringing those same arrangements to life with an amazing drummer! @vishalnayakmusic will join us for this show - I'M SO EXCITED. Don't miss it. K #AtTheBandshell #CelebrateBklyn
The good people @nativeinstruments came over to film how I use MASCHINE to build and layer sounds into songs. Here is a clip of a solo performance of “Real Life” from Primal Heart. Link to full vid in my bio. Stay tuned for even an even more in-depth breakdown of how I used MASCHINE in this performance. XO Kimbra
Thank you for the amazing response to my arrangement of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" for @offeringproject ! Here's another clip from the video my friends @boygirlproductions helped me put together that captures the full range of the harmonies we created with @krislipper @starrbusby_alive and @feldou Link to full video in my bio. XO Kimbra
Super proud to share this : my contribution to ‘The Offering’, an idea started by folks in New Zealand where NZ artists cover their favorite hymns with all profits going to the work of the Salvation Army in NZ. @offeringproject . I chose the song ‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand’ (inspired by Aretha’s version). I arranged it for 4 vocalists including myself plus organ and upright bass. My friends GirlBoy Productions filmed us performing it at San Damiano church & I’m so proud of how this turned out. Watch full video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHgA51y8QrY Thank you to the AMAZING team who helped me create this ::: . SINGERS: @krislipper Kristin Slipp @starrbusby_alive Starr Busby @feldou . Felicia Douglass BASS: @spencerzahn . ORGAN: @zachtenorio . FILMED BY: Daisy Spencer Cherie Bugtong BoyGirl Productions . Special Thank you to @jacobbergson for recording this performance & Chris Tabron for helping me mix this track also. . Love Kimbra
I ate a lot of amazing Ethiopian food on my trip & for the foodies out there I am just going to go ahead and post the best dishes I ate. I want to relive the memories again. There is truly nothing like Ethiopian food made in the motherland. Lucky I brought a bunch of spices & teff flour back to make my own! . Ps. I’m inviting you to join with me in supporting the work of @tirzahintl this month. For every person who donates (please let me know in the comments!) I will personally raise my own monthly donation. Help me invest in these amazing women as they build their businesses and become beacons of hope in their community. www.tirzah.org
I made a new video diary about my time in Ethiopia, you can watch it here : https://youtu.be/eMv_pzKIC9k Thank you so much for watching. It means so much to me to share this part of my heart with you all. . In the video I invite you to partner with me in helping provide resource for this incredible empowerment program run by local Ethiopians to help the most impoverished women in their communities. . For the remaining month of June, I want to see what we can do together. For every person who donates (please let me know if you do in the comments!) I will personally raise my own monthly donation accordingly. Head to : www.tirzah.org . I believe so deeply in the work of @tirzahintl and the way they partner with LOCAL programs to empower them and the work they do with women and children. They are experiencing deep change in their lives as they embark on a self sustaining future.
I’m on my way back from 10 days in Ethiopia with @tirzahintl & my heart is full & overflowing from meeting & reconnecting with the inspiring women who take part in the Beza Empowerment Program (run by THE most amazing Ethiopian men & women) who help them build sustainable businesses for their future. . . I will be putting my experiences into another video diary (some of you might have seen my others on my YouTube channel!) so look out for that but in the meantime i’ll leave you with some photos of the women, whose stories I will soon share + the heroes of this work; the leaders on the ground... I’m truly honored to be a witness to the journey that THEY have made possible. . . That’s what I love most about @tirzahintl, they empower LOCAL programs (not only through resources but through genuine relationship) in local areas by elevating the incredible work already taking place. I can’t wait to tell you more about my time there & I have a feeling many of you will be moved to partner with me in this work moving forward. . . Truth : I’ve seen the transforming power that takes place in communities when we invest in women. This trip (my third & not my last) proved that yet again. As always, the key is to hold tight to this love, vision & courage & bring it back to the place I live. . . SO! Time to fly back across the world to NYC. I’ll miss you Ethiopia. And the beautiful team of women I had the honor of traveling with. I will not forget. More soon! X
Me and @thrillofthechayce took some awkward ‘here’s me and an icecream’ photos by the park and I look about 12 years old, but it’s summer in New York! Yus! . Today I leave for Ethiopia for 10 days with @tirzahintl - my third trip with this amazing organization. I can’t wait to reconnect with the women I spent time with on previous trips & the team who will be taking the journey for the first time. . @tirzahintl empower women & children affected by HIV across the world by helping them build their own sustainable businesses, an initiative started by fellow Ethiopians who Tirzah partner with as a support, a respite and a witness to share the stories. . These trips have shaped who I am and what I care about most, it gives me a chance to step outside of my career, my identity as a musician and the ego that comes with that (or any job for that matter) and instead spend time learning from the unwavering fortitude of women I meet on these trips who often feel forgotten. They inspire me in ways that stay with me forever. I always return with new perspective on my life in New York and what my purpose is as a musician. . Do you have ways that you feed your spirit and desire to help others that is separate from what you do for work? Here in New York or elsewhere? I’m a big believer in finding ways to contribute that require simply your presence and your basic human gift, which is to love. You can read more about my past trips with Tirzah at my blog ‘The Catacombs’ on Tumblr. X
My friend Alex Toth recently released an amazing record called ‘Practise Magic and Seek Help When Necessary’. . I’m so honored to have been a part of it by co-writing the first track on this album with him. Go check it out online or purchase the beautiful vinyl version which comes with an addition of personal wisdom written by the artist himself : ‘10 things I do to feel okay -especially when the going is rough’. . . I sometimes forget music is both magic and healing. Maybe you need these reminders right now too. Thanks @tothtunes for endlessly giving in such generous ways, not only with your gift but your heart and honesty about the struggles. You always make me feel less alone in my own. . Again, this album is raw and life-affirming. Go get lost in it.