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Kytami performing in August 2010
Background information
Birth nameKyla Tamiko Uyede
Born1985 (age 38–39)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresHip hop, alternative rock, electronica, drum and bass
Years active2002–present

Kyla Tamiko LeBlanc (née Uyede), better known by her stage name Kytami, is a Canadian musician. Born in Vancouver,[1] she started taking violin lessons at the age of three, and trained classically at the Vancouver Academy of Music from ages 3 to 17.[2][3][4] At the age of 23 she started playing in a band at the Dubh Linn Gate Pub. In 2002 she moved back to Vancouver and recorded her first album Conflation. In 2006 she co-founded the group Delhi 2 Dublin, but left in late 2010 to continue pursuing her solo career.[2][5] The "Kytami" stage name blends her first and middle names.[6] She is of mixed Japanese, Filipino, and English descent.[7]



  • 2002 Conflation
  • 2012 "Kytami"


  • Delhi 2 Dublin (Released 13 December 2007)
  • Delhi 2 Dublin Remixed (Released 2008)
  • Planet Electric (Released 4 May 2010)
  • Planet: Electrified (Released 26 April 2011)
  • Delhi to Dubland EP (Released 13 September 2011)


  • "Thinkinaboutdrinkin" (Released 2011)


  1. ^ "Kytami Album Release with F.U.C." Archived from the original on 2015-05-05. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
  2. ^ a b "Punk Parents Playing Whistler". Pique Magazine. June 2, 2005. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Green, Mary Ellen (June 14–20, 2012). "Kytami rocks V.I.C. Fest". Monday Magazine. Retrieved July 8, 2012. This article reported that Kytami began playing violin at age three. A promotional page on Arts Victoria in September 2006 noted that Kytami had "23 years" of violin experience. Additionally, the Monday Magazine article described her musical style: "blend[ing] her classical training with her more cutting edge sensibilities, merging her experiences playing with indie rock, acoustic punk rock, dancehall/hip hop/electronic, metal and Bhangra-Celtic fusion groups, and more recently with a DJ."
  4. ^ Arnusch, Shelley (January 30, 2004). "High-culture career leads to Chaos". Pique. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  5. ^ Devlin, Mike (May 5, 2010). "Fiddler sans frontier". Victoria Times-Colonist. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  6. ^ Glick, Abbie (July 8, 2011). "Kytami: Violinist extremist". What's Up! Magazine. Retrieved July 8, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Delhi 2 Dublin study guide Archived 2015-05-05 at the Wayback Machine, p. 3.

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