THE VOICE OF THE STREETS
Preach Ankobia is a multi-disciplined creative who began as a 14-year-old DJ spinning alongside the likes of DJ Clue, David Rodigan, Stone Love, Tony Matterhorn & more.
He is best known for writing & performing “One More Chance ft. Meryem Saci” from the “Sur Le Rythme” film starring Nico Archambault & Mylene St-Saveur. Cineplex Odeon premiered the music video which climbed charts on MusiquePlus & NRJ.
Preach' music has been featured in a slew of tv shows including Ray Donovan, Hustle in Brooklyn, Shameless, Lance et Compte, The Glades, Single Ladies, Su Nombre Era Dolores & Mohawk Girls as well as popular brands such as Keaira Lashae’ Daily Burn routines.
Preach has released 4 full-length projects, features on 2 soundtracks & a multitude of guest recordings & as a writer was featured in Kalmunity’ Talking Book’.
Alongside Kalmunity, since 20003, Preach showcases at 50+ events per year. He has rocked crowds alongside the legendary Public Enemy, Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, Big K.R.I.T, Ethnic Heritage Ensemble & events like Osheaga, The Montréal Jazz Fest, House of Paint, Nuits D’Afrique, Irie Music Fest, IF3 & Hennessy Artistry's The Art of Blending.
Kalmunity is Canada’s largest & longest running urban improv collective. Under the direction of Preach, the collective has spawned various initiatives including fundraisers, an annual summer series & pop-up radio programs. Along with Kalmunity founder Jahsun, Preach launched Canada' only black arts & music week, ‘The Kalmunity Music Week’.
Preach and the collective have been featured in publications such as Fader, The Montreal Gazette, Hiphopcanada.com, The Link as well as featured on television stations such as City TV, CBC, and MATV.
Preach coordinates talent for the famed Under Pressure Graffiti Convention & programming for Hip Hop You Don't Stop, Montreal's only Hip Hop festival.
Finally, Preach directs ‘Stolen From Africa’ a Toronto based nonprofit organization who support a variety of youth initiatives. The company produces trademarked apparel whose profits are used to assist in funding new programming & outreach programs.
CREDIT: JUSTIN PHILLIPS