Vinyl Revival artist in residence: KITTO

The Vinyl Revival artist in residence this January-February, is KITTO. KITTO is a Dakȟóta and Anishinaabe hip-hop artist, lyricist and composer. He is a 20-year-old Augsburg University student from St. Paul, Minnesota. KITTO speaks to struggle and hardship through his music, empowered by pushing the envelope and helping his people take control of their narrative.

Check out KITTO's curated vinyl picks in the Vinyl Revival listening room in January and February. See the full list of records available for listening.

The listening room is located on the third floor of Minneapolis Central Library in room N-301. Reserve online or check in with staff at the third floor information desk to access the room.

  • Vinyl listening party - Enjoy an afternoon of music where you pick the playlist spun by Vinyl Revival. Bring your own records or request songs from albums chosen by Vinyl Revival guest curator KITTO during this community-style listening session with fellow music lovers. At Minneapolis Central Library, Saturday, February 1, 2-4 p.m.

Learn from KITTO at the Minneapolis American Indian Center

Learn about hip-hop songwriting with Vinyl Revival Artist-in-Residence KITTO. Catch a sneak peek inside his creative process, discover how to compose hip-hop music using samples and loops, and enjoy a special performance of a brand-new hip-hop song.

  • A Song is Born, at Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., 3rd floor, Auditorium, Saturday, February 15, 2-3:30 p.m.

Vinyl Revival is a series of artist residencies, programs and listening opportunities at Minneapolis Central Library. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.