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#ARTempowers (Episode 1) Swil Kanim – The ART of Honor

Swil Kanim, a classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Tribe. A highly acclaimed virtuoso violinist, storyteller and inspirational speaker; he has been a feature performer at the American Indian Film Awards for the past 10 years. Swil Kanim has performed with the Dalai Lama for an audience of 16,000 kids for the “Seeds of Compassion” event in Seattle’s Key Arena. Using his gift of music and storytelling, he travels across the country performing, presenting and facilitating workshops; talking to participants of all ages about the importance of Honor and self expression in their lives -​

Co-Directed, filmed and edited by Tay Co-Directed, Written and Hosted by Val

Executive Producer(s): Steve Nguyen and Choz Belen Associate Producer: Douglas Tran

This series is produced with funding support from Artist Trust Grants for Artist Projects (GAP) -

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