KMT’S VISION – How KMT uses the Arts for social change
“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” (KMT)
KMT (Ian) has over 20 years of leading positive social change and raising awareness for a multitude of social issues through the powerful words and rhythms of Hip Hop music and a nonexhaustive passion for the environment and conservation.
With reverence to his ancestral homeland, he chose the name KMT, an abbreviation for Kemit, now known as Egypt, to indicate the progressive nature of his indigenous ancestors. His birthplace historical South London provides much of the inspiration that galvanises his vision for an inclusive and creative future within a city landscape.
KMT combines his love for music and love for nature; grounded in a deep respect for the beauty and abundance of Pachamama (Mother Earth), issues of global food security and local food growing systems, to entertain and educate. Examples weave together to form the rich tapestry that is the community-led food growing space May Project Gardens which he designed using permaculture principles. Here he mentors young people,nurturing ideas and fuelling passions through music and a connection to the environment, through a 6 month leadership programme, Hip Hop Gardens.