RHYMES OF RESISTANCE AND THE SOUNDS OF EXISTENCE
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 19:00 - Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 14:30
with poet Remi Kanazi, Red Slam and Chand-nee
at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave.
Doors open at 7:00 PM
$10 - $20, sliding scale**
Red Slam™ is a 5 member artist collective expressing their creativity through their Okra (story) and their Owena (word) in the spirit of indigenous oral traditions using contemporary poetry performance through the development of creative writing through visualization, music, and multi-media. A variety of themes are expressed in the pieces, but the underlying goal is to: uplift, self-identify and promote unify through Spoken, Lyricism which Arranges Meaning (SLAM). Slam members include: Lena Recollet Anishnaabe from Wikwemikong First Nation, an emerging playwright, actress and resident artist for Red Pepper Spectacle; John Hupfield Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nations, writer, filmmaker, and youth worker; Miles Turner Six Nations, filmmaker, emerging musical producer, and part of the NDN Uncensored creative team; Isaac Llacuachaqui Native, Spanish, Black Inca ancestry from Pachamama, a song writer and musician with RiverWalker Music; Mahlikah Awe:ri, 9th generation Afro-Native of Mohawk and Mik’maw First Nations from Nova Scotia, is a spoken-word artist, arts educator for the Royal Conservatory of Music, and digital story creator and facilitator.
Chand-nee is an artist, activist-scholar. She has been involved in community organizing locally and globally around issues of justice and equity for a number of years. Her southern African roots motivated her anti-apartheid activism and brought her to organize with Students Against Israeli Apartheid. Politics and music inspired her academic work on Palestinian hip hop and spoken word as a modality of youth cultural resistance.
**Tickets available in advance, at all IAW events