Saturday, September 26, 2020
4:00 PM 7:00 PM
TALES OF THE UNDERGROUND GRIOTS
CD REUNION CELEBRATION
WordLife20 is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Spoken word album WordLife: Tales of the Underground Griots.
At the top of the millennium, over 20 Black canadian artists from 3 different cities – Ottawa , Montreal, and Toronto – came together to create a powerful audio collection of spoken word, dub poetry, MCing and music.
Wordlife20 features over 20 outstanding African Canadian spoken word artists, dub poets , storytellers and MCs, along with musicians and producers, coming together to commemorate the release and impact of this seminal audio collection on the movement of Spoken Word in Canada.
WORDLIFE 20 is presented by the Northern Griots Network (NGN), founded in 2003.
A collective and network for African Canadian spoken word poets and presenters, NGN connects artists and cultural activists through tours, workshops, events and international artist exchanges across Canada and the Diaspora, from Vancouver to Halifax, UK to Ghana, Trinidad & Tobago, Brazil, Jamaica, and beyond.
Tickets are free! Contact the Northern Griots Network to reserve your spot, and join us
TAKE a LISTEN
WordLife: Tales of the Underground Griots, various artists, RevWord Records. A compilation of outstanding African Canadian spoken word poetry, dub poetry, MC lyricism, plus riddims and beats, chronicling Black Canadian experience through creative expression.
Northern Griots Network
in collaboration with
Black Artists Network Dialogue (BAND),
a Black-owned gallery and cultural centre (Toronto)
the Origin Arts and Community Centre, (Ottawa)
Local Legends (Montreal)