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, 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 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