Mar 15 6 pm - 11 pm

Beats Beat the Police – Radical Rap Show for Akikodjiwan

The Origin Arts & Community Centre

57 Lyndale Avenue Ottawa ON


March 15, on the International Day Against Police Brutality pull through to The Origin for a community dinner and fundraiser show in support of the struggle for a free and protected Akikodjiwan (colonially known as the Chaudière Falls and surrounding islands). All profits from the concert will go to this year’s Spirituality is Unity Walk organized by Albert Dumont and Jane Chartrand in association with Free the Falls.

Beats Beat The Police is an annual hip-hop show that is part of commemorating March 15 International Day Against Police Brutality.

Emceed by JustJamaal ThePoet, this year will feature spoken word, music and hip-hop from Aspects & Illiyah Rose, HTEBASIŁÉ, Elberlyn, Boogedy, and Testament (of Test Their Logik).


Friday, March 15
Doors & dinner 6:00pm
Music starts 7:00pm
The Origin Arts & Community Centre
57 Lyndale Avenue
$15 at the door, No one turned away for lack of funds
All Ages


Beats Beat The Police is organized as part of ongoing efforts to end the violence of policing. We work to end the violence done by the police and the prison system on our communities. Poor and working-class people, especially poor and working-class Black people, Indigenous people and People of Colour, as well as migrants, disabled people, sex workers and drug users, are targeted by the police for violence on a daily basis.

The organizers acknowledge that Ottawa, and the entire Ottawa river watershed is the traditional territory of the Algonquin nation, and that the area is being illegally occupied by the Canadian state.


Concert Set Times

7:00 – Opening
8:15 – Aspects & Illiyah Rose
9:00 – Elberlyn
9:45 – Boogedy
10:30 – Testament