spoken word

“Scribes from the Tribe”

By Malik Al Nasir – A protégé of Gil Scott-Heron and a student of The Last Poets. One of the biggest influences on my life was Gil Scott-Heron. He was an accomplished author, poet, musician and teacher. He encouraged me to become productive and to explore the possibility of academia through poetry. After a traumatic childhood, I travelled away to …

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South-North Griots Summit comes to Harbourfront Centre, May 29-31

Harbourfront Centre is thrilled to present a jam-packed series of weekend festivals in the coming months. Among the dozens of events planned, South-North Griots Summit, co-produced with Northern Griots Network, is surely one to look forward to. Encouraged by the diversity of spoken word, South-North Griots Summit presents artists from around the globe featuring music, movement, rhythm, voice, screenings, panel discussions …

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