A Bio of SWIL KANIM
SWIL KANIM, a classically trained violinist, native
storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Tribe. He was born 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 child hood in foster homes. One
of his teachers encouraged him to enroll in a music program, and the violin
became his musical instrument of choice.
Through music, he found his path to healing childhood wounds and
reconnecting to his native roots.
Because of his unique ability to inspire audiences to express themselves honorably, Swil Kanim is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences, workshops, school assemblies, and rehabilitation centers.
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.