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MOTION TALKS BALDWIN & EALEY-RICHARDSON ON CBC’S THE NEXT CHAPTER w/ SHELAGH ROGERS

Motion talks about the similarities between James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain and Jael Ealey Richardson’s The Stone Thrower. (photo\Zahra Siddiqui) The layers of Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (exerpt) “What I love about this … Continue reading

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#HOWSHEHUSTLES Presents HERSTORY IN BLACK on CBC

    Black women making history In celebration of Black History Month, HERstory in Black shares the experiences of 150 women who excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities. Emily Mills initiated … Continue reading

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[SLOTKIN LETTER REVIEW] ORALTORIO: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE

“Oraltorio, A Theatrical Mixtape is compelling, throbbing and pulsating with life.” The wondrous Motion tells in rap, hip hop and popping poetry black history from slavery to fist in the air, emphasising Black Lives Matter always. Motion is constantly in … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ORALTORIO: AN AMBITIOUSLY DIFFERENT MIXTAPE OF MUSIC, POETRY & THEATRE

“Tell them we’re coming,” Motion loudly proclaims to the audience; and indeed, you need to know these two talented women are coming your way. Channeling the personas of BGirls to blues women and everything in between, Motion and L’Oqenz perform … Continue reading

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“Oraltorio is as insightful as it is magical!” – Review

ORALTORIO EXPLORES HISTORY AND IDENTITY THROUGH MUSIC, ON STAGE AT THE THEATRE CENTRE IN TORONTO photo: Zahra Siddiqui “With the sound mixed live and the frequent use of projections, this piece is technically complex, but the execution is so seamless … Continue reading

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MOTION TALKS THE POWER OF WORD ON HOCTOK.COM

“Words, language, communication – these are power… The power to define yourself, the power to give voice, to tell your own story and not have your story told for you or to you. Words can also mobilize – a whole … Continue reading

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THE ONLY MUSIC PLAYLIST YOU’LL NEED TO CELEBRATE TRIBECA’S RECORD-BREAKING YEAR FOR WOMEN

TRIBECAFILM.COM – BY MATT BARONE Women directors will be represented in full force at this year’s festival, and this exclusive Soundcloud playlist is the best way to party with them, no matter where you are. Slowly but surely, cinema’s longstanding … Continue reading

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For Immediate Release – ANEEMAH’S SPOT at TD Then & Now Fest

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MOTION RECEIVES THE 2013 MY PEOPLE AWARD!

So honored by the announcement of the 2013 MY PEOPLE AWARDS  Celebrating African-Canadian and Caribbean Writers. The 2013 Recipients are:  Motion (Poetry), George Elliott Clarke (Lifetime Achievement), Dr. George Sefa Dei (Academic), Adowa Badoe (Children & Young Adult) Keith Ellis (Translation) and … Continue reading

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MOTION & DJ L’OQENZ at Hip Hop & Punk Fem Symposium

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