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Caribana Sunday + Motion + L’Oqenz + Nana + Soul Proprietor

 

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COMMON THREAD *CARIBANA EDITON

SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD 2014

The Stone Lounge (downstairs of Revival Bar)
783 College St. W

Hosted by: MOTION

Featuring Deejays….

L’OQENZ /THE SOUL PROPRIETOR /NaNa

HIP HOP / R&B / REGGAE / SOCA / OLD SCHOOL

Ladies FREE ALL NIGHT

$5 B4 12AM $10 After

19+ ID A MUST

*this is the first of two COMMON THREAD parties going down in AUGUST

the second is on THURSDAY AUGUST 28 2014 inside
567 Queen St. W – same rules apply, more info coming soon…

 


COMMON THREAD + CARIBANA EDITION SUN. AUG. 3rd

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COMMON THREAD + CARIBANA EDITION + SUNDAY AUG 3rd, 2014 @ REVIVAL, TO

HOSTED by MOTION Feat. DEEJAYS L’OQENZ + SOUL PROPRIETER & + DJ NANA

LADIES FREE/ $5 before MIDNIGHT/ $10 after #COMMONTHREAD #HEADSPACE

 


COURTESY OF DJ L’OQENZ :: WARM UP MIX

Featuring some of the best of the watery ones…Ghostface  to Glenn Lewis, Aaliyah to Onra, Isis and Kendrick Lamar.

Bought to you by DJ L’OQENZ.

 


4 Maya

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4maya

 

I know why the caged bird sings

why brown girls crave tears to dry from their bluest eyes

why I don my purple holding head high

 

when maya wrote me notes of hope

toni threw me rope

and alice covered my shoulders with a violet cloak

I’d slip between my sheets and between the sheets folded between

creased up covers I found the words to bring me home

where little girls who saw monsters in their mirrors

and young ones whose pink folds were torn

climbed the paper hills to reach their resurrection

 

I got revived in chapters slicing lives in fine pieces

fed on phrases that filled the holes in my soul

when sonia called me home girl and

taught me to toss my tunes like hand grenades

 

When I was holed up in cold basements

tears choking my throat

I could see through matted eyes lines long like roads

to take me past southern trees, rooted canes and concrete roads

 

I know why the bird sings between iron and bars

I seen light sleep behind barbed wires and stone towers

sneaking novellas between denim and skin

concealing emotional contraband

 

And when not even one letter will stutter from the nib of my pen

I can find fodder in the phrases of folks who had

courage to reap story in the dirty

in the corners, in the crowded closets that

threatened to smother them in shame

and I can raise my head and swim again

 

I lived my 40 days and still don’t know if I survived it

from floods to the wilderness, my heart’s been fair game

but to these 242 sheets I return to again and again and

 

Alone on grey nites or by dawn moving the morn

I’m reborn

and those same eyes, like 85, straight to the sky

re-reads each step like a brand new line

and I remember that even with weighted wings

I can still sing

I can still fly

I can still write

I can save my life

–by Motion (from 40 Dayz)


D’BI YOUNG In ConVersation with MOTION

 

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D’BI. IN CONVERSATION WITH THE PROLIFIC POET MOTION ON THE PRINCIPLE OF LANGUAGE @ THE ARTIST SHAMAN SESSIONS – TUESDAY MAY 27TH, 2014

MOTION features at the upcoming ARTIST SHAMAN SESSION in conversation with D’BI. MAY 27TH, 2014 6:30PM @ ARTSCAPE WYCHWOOD BARNS 601 Christie St, Studio 251Toronto ON M6G 4C7

The ART(IS)T SHAMAN SESSIONS are sacred gatherings initiated by dub poet/monodramatist d’bi.young, exploring the Personal, Political and Spiritual in Wimmin’s heArt Life. This month’s gathering focuses on the principle LANGUAGE, as these two word/sound/power creators come together in a live and interactive  reasoning.