Chippy Nonstop got her name for a reason. She is an audacious, undeniable party starter with a penchant for travelling the world and always bringing her unique energy. As a sound selector, she makes the dance floor shake, but there’s much more to the story. Chippy is a DJ, rapper, songwriter, writer, producer, activist and organizer of community events. She is of Indian descent, but is more of a cultural nomad; she was born in Dubai, grew up in Zambia, has citizenship in Canada, lived in Los Angeles, Oakland, New York, and currently resides in Toronto after a very public deportation.
Chippy Nonstop is currently working on new music-related endeavours including Intersessions, a sound initiative curated by and primarily for women and the LGBTQ+ community. Intersessions offers DJ and sound focused workshops, with emphasis on playing around with equipment, having fun, and most importantly, making room in the scene for more diverse voices.
Intersessions will take place at KIAC on Friday, July 20th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm with Chippy Nonstop and Kick-off show artist Madame Gandhi. Always dreamed of DJ-ing? Register for this one-time workshop by contacting the festival office or come on by the workshop! PWYC/All-Ages event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.