Come find your kin!

Gatherings 2.0 // kin mixer / market / music

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (enter at 290 Lisgar Street)

May 31, 2024

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come find your kin!

This event is intended to foster close relationships with like-minded communities, with help from amazing DJs, great vendors, good food and the absolute best of vibes. 

You’ll enjoy sounds from Sri Lankan-Canadian Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya, Haitian-Canadian folk and soul artist Naïka Champaïgne and DJ sets by Jayel and Incognita. Shop local vendors as well! 

Access Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC) is a fully accessible space, with an elevator and barrier-free washrooms. The Para Transpo drop-off and an entrance with ramps are located on the 290 Lisgar Street side of the building.  

Parking Paid visitor parking is available in the CDCC’s Lisgar Street lot. There is also street parking available nearby.   

Thank you CUAG is co-producing this event with MusicByJayel.


Jayel Lamont MusicbyJayel is a DJ and producer in the process of making a mark on the music scene near you with their many talents. Sharing their passion for music with others, MusicbyJayel loves to mix open format, touching on genres from around the world. With the use of long blends, edits from the globe and a splash of your favourite songs, you’ll find the perfect mix of genres such as Amapiano, Hip Hop, EDM, Dancehall, UKG Dubs and more. Jayel just celebrated the release of their first edit pack, “Winter Solstice,” now available on Bandcamp, with more heat to come.   

Amanda Lowe Warnakulasuriya was born in Sri Lanka, raised on Prince Edward Island and is now residing in Ottawa. This multi-lingual singer-songwriter writes music that can be sweet, heartbreaking and enchanting. With just her voice, her guitar, a pinch of reverb, and awkward wit she creates a warm inclusive vibe, highlighting life’s dark, cloudy and sunny days. 

Naïka Champaïgne is a Black, Haitian, queer musician and community organizer from Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Co-founder of Fruition Mtl, half of alternative/chill/soul duo Strange Froots, a solo artist, a youth intervention worker and program manager  at Project 10 and a member of Black Healing Fund. Within BHF, she coordinates social media communication, outreach communication, organizes forms and translates documents and updates resource lists. 

Incognita is a queer Toronto-based DJ, producer, post-sound designer and lover of all things sonic. Enamoured with global rhythms, moody melodies and industrial sounds, Incognita is dubbed an engineer for her playful, experimental approach to layering and looping. Incognita strives to get you moving, creating full-body sensory experiences with sound, while bringing genres like Amapiano, Afrohouse, Gqom and Dancehall to the forefront.

N’nerjie is a Black queer Ottawa-based artist. Using her raw, sultry vocals, she delves into the depths of her soul, crafting stories that invite listeners on a journey of introspection and healing. Through her music, she blends modern sounds with a nostalgic touch, using simplistic storytelling and honesty to create music that feels both relevant and timeless. You can find N’nerjie’s captivating sound on all major streaming platforms, where she continues to make her mark as an emerging force in the R&B/Soul music scene.