Why Book Swil Kanim?
Swil Kanim, a classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Tribe. He was born on November 11, 1961 in Seattle, Washington and grew up in the Bellingham, Washington area.
As a young boy, he was separated from his parents and spent the remainder of his childhood in foster homes. One of his teachers encouraged him to enroll in a music program, and the violin became his music instrument of choice. Through music, he found his path to healing childhood wounds and reconnect to his native roots.
Swil Kanim has a unique ability to inspire audiences to express themselves honorably. He travels extensively throughout the United States, enchanting audiences with his original composition music and native storytelling. His workshops, The Elements of Honor, are attended by people from all walks of life.
Swil Kanim's compositions incorporate classical influences as well as musical interpretations of his journey from depression and despair to spiritual and emotional freedom. The music and stories that emerge from his experiences have been transforming people's lives for decades.
Swil Kanim’s rates vary, depending on the client’s budget and their desired outcome. No matter how high or
low the fee turns out to be, Swil Kanim delivers more than a speech, musical performance or workshop. He
helps his audiences create memorable and life-changing experiences.
The fees earned are used to bring music and arts programs to under-served populations such as schools, veterans, hospitals, prisons, Indian reservations, and retirement homes.