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Osani Balkaran

Osani Balkaran at HYPERART

By Alan Greyeyes | September 22, 2022

Tags: nuit blanche | Osani Balkaran

We're working with the Wall-to-Wall Mural & Culture Festival and the Urban Shaman Gallery to present Osani Balkaran at the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain in Winnipeg on Saturday, September 24 during the HYPERART event for Nuit Blanche 2022. Balkaran is one of three acts who will take the stage at Le Patio 340 and his performance is set for 9:15 pm.

Osani Balkaran at HYPERART
Presented by the sākihiwē festival
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Performance: 9:15 pm
Le Patio 340, 340 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg
Free, families welcome

Performance schedule for Le Patio 340
7:15 pm: New Sounds, presented by le 100 Nons & the Wall-to-Wall Mentorship Program
9:15 pm: Osani Balkaran, presented by the sākihiwē festival
10:30 pm: La Julia Smith (from Chile), featuring Ruby Chopstix, Alpha Toshineza & Rayannah

Visit for more information about the HYPERART event.

About Osani Balkaran

Osani Balkaran is a Guyanese/Cree abstract rapper and music producer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He incorporates philosophies and aesthetics from both his cultures to shape and deliver a picture of day to day anxieties. His cinematic dreamlike performance paints a picture of imperfection and beauty using instrumentals and sound design. Furthermore, Osani has a vast array of training and work experience with arts based organizations such as Studio 393/Graffiti Gallery, Red Rising Magazine, and Unity Charity. As a music instructor and youth ambassador, he hopes to bring continued investment and interest in the creative sector by connecting with the next generation of aspiring artists.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.