Hip Hop, Bâle-Ville
– KimBo was born in Zurich, brought up in the Canton of Ticino, and is currently living in Basel. Constantly on the move between the different...Read Biography
KimBo was born in Zurich, brought up in the Canton of Ticino, and is currently living in Basel. Constantly on the move between the different cities, KimBo brings the “melting-pot” concept of small but undoubtedly diverse Switzerland with her. The young actress got into music at a very early age: ever since she was a child she has visited various Hip-Hop dance courses and listened to North American Rap and R&B. “By the age of 12, I had saved up enough money to buy myself a hand-held camera to imitate commercially produced music video clips with my girlfriends. It seems surreal looking back, as we neither understood the lyrics nor could associate ourselves with the conveyed values. But we felt completely in sync with the music!” Only at the age of 20 did she discover her own talent. She challenged herself by creating her own music video clip as her Matura project. “Viaggiare” won a price at the Centovalli Film Festival in the category “Best Independent Production” and was nominated for prizes at various film festivals, including the Schweizer Jugendfilmtage. Encouraged by her success, KimBo decided to expand her capabilities by taking singing- and dance classes. She now increasingly retreats into her room in order to create new songs and edit clips.
KimBo has a strong interest in dealing with societal topics by utilizing originality and freshness. She has already been able to produce work based on contract projects for various NGO’s, e.g. Amnesty International. Even though she hasn’t released her first mixed tape yet, KimBo has already performed in the German speaking part of Switzerland (Basel, Zurich, Bern, Lucerne), in the canton of Ticino (Locarno) and in Germany (Freiburg). KimBo’s musical style represents her multifaceted identity: she combines Rap with singing and talks about various subjects in her two mother tongues, German and Italian. KimBo is currently working on her first mixed tape titled “Io Non Ho Paura”.