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

KUTTIN

KANDI

Dr. 

Perform     Educate     Advocate    Create     Empower        
 
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About Kandi

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) as well as the Director of Campaigns & Organizing for the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans.  Likewise, Kandi has co-founded several other local grassroots organizations such as Families for Justice in San Diego and more.  Kandi is also a Co-Founder of the People’s Collective for Justice and Liberation and the University for Justice and Liberation (UJL).  Newly appointed by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors Nora Vargas, Kandi serves on the Committee for Persons with Disabilities.  Additionally, Kandi is recently appointed by Mayor Mary Salas as 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......

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Art has always been a vehicle to drive social justice. Thus, the San Diego Mesa College Fine and Performing Arts Committee invites you to join us during our Left Meets Right: Art & Community Lecture Series for Spring 2021. The artists will discuss ways in which art demonstrate patterns of truths about the current conditions of our world, and how art contributes to the reconciliation and restoration of our humanity.

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Keynote Address

Resistance Through

Solidarity

November 17, 2020

Cuyamaca

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Hip Hop Legend

DJ Kuttin Kandi

October 22, 2020

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AAPI Womxn in the

Arts Panel

October 20, 2020

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Combating

Anti-Blackness in

Filipino Hip-Hop Culture

October 18, 2020

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Calling In & Calling Out

Let's Talk About

Cancel Culture

October 11, 2020

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NEWS, MEDIA & PROJECTS

New Poetry Album

coming soon!

Beyond Bars, Beyond Borders

 

Kuttin Kandi's long awaited poetry album will be released Summer 2021.

Latest Video

DJ Kuttin Kandi shares some offerings on FilAm Arts Activist Panel on Filipina/xo's for Black Lives on June 13, 2020.'

Transcript

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