Dept. of Humanities
Culture & Expression
GRIOTS TO EMCEES
Spoken Word, Culture & Performance Showcase
Date: Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Place: Senior Commons Room
Address: 010 Vanier College
Showtime: 7PM – 9:30PM
Hosted by Motion
Join the debut class of GRIOTS TO EMCEES 2016 for a special presentation of new creative work celebrating the Art and Power of Spoken Word!
12 weeks, 12 classes, 12 topics, a journey through the genres, history, art and legacy of Spoken Word! It’s been great to teach and work with the students of York U in this intensive exploration of orality in the African Diaspora and beyond! And nothing better than seeing some of my favorite people & poets – from D’bi Young to Nth D’gri, Nas and Mathematik, Dionne Brand and Sonia Sanchez – being read, watched and studied throughout the course. And even better, Griots to Emcees will be back again, Spring 2017, at York U.
SPOKEN WORD, CULTURE & PERFORMANCE is a new course that explores the past/present/future of Diasporic oral culture – from ancient storytellers to spoken word, rap, dub, slam, lyricism, and performance poetry – as well as the socio-political, historical and cultural contexts that inspire and amplify artists’ voices on stage, page, theatre, mixtape and digital media.
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