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Manifesto Festival repping for women and aboriginal people involved in the hip-hop scene

Kinnie Starr speaks with Ellie Gordon-Moershel backstage at the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture.

Alida Kinnie Starr is one of Canada's most adored and critically acclaimed underground musicians. Widely known in hip-hop circles as an artist with a strikingly authentic voice, Starr has been blazing trails since 1996 with her beat-slamming recordings and outspoken race and gender politics.

Manifesto Community Projects is a non-profit grassroots organization working to unite, energize, support and celebrate Toronto's vibrant and diverse music and arts community, and find innovative ways of working together towards common goals.

The Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture runs until Sunday the 25th in Toronto. For more information check out their website.

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