Kinnie Starr is a trusted guide and fearless explorer. Born in Calgary and based just outside Vancouver, BC, Starr is a tri-lingual (Spanish, French and English) poet, pundit, speaker, songwriter/producer and beat maker. Provocateur, rapper, and singer, her familiar and extraordinary voice provokes an evolved conversation around the contemporary politics of love, sex, media, identity and, more urgently, the misuse of fresh water here on Planet Earth. Starr is acknowledged as one of BC’s cultural icons by the Royal British Museum of Victoria, BC (2008). She won a Juno Award as producer for the Digging Roots album, “We Are” (2010) and has been recognized formally as a pioneer in hip hop (Manifesto Hip Hop Summit 2011, Toronto). Starr continues to produce and engineer her own material, making her one of the 5% of female producer/engineers in music worldwide.