Global Hip Hop & Cultural Ambassador
DJ - TURNTABLIST - POET - WRITER - COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
LECTURER - PUBLIC SPEAKER - DIVERSITY EDUCATOR
COACHING FOR LIBERATION - FACILITATION
ORGANIZATIONAL & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS
ARTIST CONSULTANT - ARTIST MANAGEMENT
Perform Educate Advocate Create Empower
Dr. (h.c.) DJ Kuttin Kandi, who was born and raised in Queens, NY is internationally known and widely respected as a legendary "People's Hip Hop DJ Scholar." Kandi is a disabled queer gender-fluid femme Filipinx-Pin[a/x]y-American Writer, Poet, Theater Performer, Educator, Hip Hop Feminist, and Community Organizer for over 25 years. DJ Kuttin Kandi is a Global Hip Hop and Cultural Ambassador by Next Level's Meridian International Center, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where Kandi serves as a Site Manager for Next Level. Kandi is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Asian Solidarity Collective (formerly Asians for Black Lives San Diego) and the newly launched center, The Asian Advocacy, Community & Action Center (The Action Center). Likewise, Kandi has co-founded several other local grassroots organizations such as Families for Justice in Education San Diego, the Dede McClure Community Bail Fund, We All We Got San Diego and so much more. Kandi is also a Co-Founder of the People’s Collective for Justice and Liberation and the University for Justice and Liberation (UJL). Appointed by San Diego County Board of Supervisor Nora Vargas, Kandi serves on the Committee for Persons with Disabilities since 2021. Additionally, Kandi is a Human Relations Commissioner of Chula Vista.
Kandi is a member of DJ team champions 5th Platoon; Co-Founder and DJ for the Hip Hop group Anomolies; Co-Founder of the famed NY monthly open mic “Guerrilla Words,” Co-Founder of the coalition R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop (Representing Education, Activism & Community through Hip Hop), Co-Founder and Board Member of the DJ Coalition - Freedom Sound DJ's, and Founder, Editor and Host of the podcast Hip Hop Bruha. In 2020, DJ Kuttin Kandi received an Honorary Doctorate in Pinayism for their endless dedication to radical sisterhood, critical praxis, and transformative solidarity. Kandi first gained global......
Oct 27, 2021: The Future of AANHPI Identity and Power in the San Diego region. One silver lining during the pandemic and hate-fueled violence against Asian Americans is the coming together of the community to combat racism and the unflinching spotlight on inequities exacerbated by COVID-19. How should we sustain the momentum, visibility and potential for unity and cross-racial solidarity? Join local leaders for a discussion about the AANHPI identity in San Diego, the role of AANHPI community in antiracist movements, and future opportunities to build civic power and lasting systemic change.
Oct 2, 2021: Filipino American Educators Association of California Conference
Sept 27 2021: Careering While Asian Panel: In Pursuit of Full Humanity & Shared Liberation
Left Meets Right
with DJ Kuttin Kandi
March 1, 2021
November 17, 2020
Hip Hop Legend
DJ Kuttin Kandi
October 22, 2020
AAPI Womxn in the
October 20, 2020
NEWS, MEDIA & PROJECTS
Read Kandi's latest interview with San Diego Voyager where they share their life journey and their career path as they navigate challenges towards solidarity and liberation.
"Hand Over Heart; Finding the Way Back to Seeing and Loving Our Children"
In this episode, we are joined by DJ Kuttin Kandi. We discuss decolonizing systems within relationships, the 3Gs of Growth, Goals, and Gratitude, the harm in seeing things in a dichotomy of good and bad, modeling how to say I'm sorry, and more.
New Poetry Album
DJ Kuttin Kandi shares some offerings on FilAm Arts Activist Panel on Filipina/xo's for Black Lives on June 13, 2020.'