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Kimberly Sunstrum’s ‘The Slow Sprint’ Album Release w/ Hanorah
7:30 PM on Saturday Nov. 16th, 2019
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St.
Price: tickets $25


Kimberly Sunstrum is a heart-stopping performer whose songwriting is deep, evocative and powerful. Her new album ‘The Slow Sprint’ marks a turn in her creative evolution. These new songs express the highs and lows of her multidimensional identities as woman, sister, daughter, biracial, queer. With an eclectic neo-soul style, her captivating vocals, beats, and lyrics will draw you in. Be prepared to laugh and cry as Kimberly shares her trials and tribulations travelling through this wild world.


Hanorah grew up to the sound of the classic rock and soul music her parents were fond of. Early on, she developed a passion for powerful vocalists, such as Etta James, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone (to whom she has been compared many times). Following a
sexual assault in 2012, she plunged into a state of deep distress. After seeking psychological help and reading testimonies of other survivors, she decided to dive head first into songwriting. Her chance meeting with guitarist Paul De Rita (who became her partner and closest collaborator) marked a creative turning point. After reaching quarterfinals on Season 5 of hit Quebec reality show La Voix, Hanorah signed with Dare to Care Records. In 2019, the young artist toured nationally as an opening act for Coeurde Pirate; won the FEQ (Festival d’Été de Québec) contest and grant; and has secured slots at Ottawa Bluesfest, POP Montreal (with Mavis Staples), International Jazz Fest of Montreal, and more. Her debut EP entitled “For the Good Guys and the Bad Guys” has amassed half a million streams and counting, with a full-length album coming soon.

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Presented as a collaboration between NAC and Girls+ Rock Ottawa.

We would like to acknowledging that the land on which this performance will take place is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People.