Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Black History Month closing event, Celebrating Black Arts Vol II, presented by Black Lives Matter - Nogo/Ptbo and Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, hosted by DJ ElephantTree, Mar 1st at The Red Dog, 6-10 pm. Stay for TACSU's "Rep Your Flag" hosted by DJ KingBizzy, 10 pm-2 am. First Friday Ptbo art show by nikoiya wile and Charlie Earle in the Red Dog Lounge 6-11 pm (no cover).
Performances by poets Niambi Tree, EJ, Bethlehem, drag by Dixie Q , hip hop by Ånanę, Tokoni, Zubby, TMGxKOD, and soul/jazz by Don Soul, Azalyne. (adult $10 / child $5 / PWYC / advance: ticketscene.ca)
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Niambi Tree Born and raised in Jamaica, Niambi's work explores the intersectionality between race, self and mental illnesses. Their work is lyrical, deeply felt, and rooted in storytelling. Niambi is a poet who reminds you that even the act of breathing is an expression of strength. They have been organizing and performing for the Nogojiwanong-Peterborough chapter of Black Lives Matter, founded by Charmaine Magumbe in 2014.
Dixie Q Said Jiddawy , www.saidjiddawy.com, is a graphic designer in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough and is “small town famous” in drag as Dixie Q, creating art by blurring the lines of gender. Dixie Q runs her own performance art collective, known as Haus of Accounting. www.facebook.com/hausofaccounting
Charlie Earle is a singer/songwriter and rookie abstract artist from Toronto, residing in Peterborough.
nikoiya wile is an illustrator whose work is rooted in natural life and centered around finding an evenness between foundation and development.
Ånanę is a hip hop artist and songwriter devoted to transforming the human experience into sounds; sounds that connect and guide people through the nature of the universe.
Zubby Azubike (Zubby) is a songwriter/rapper who blends the sounds of hip hop and Jamaican dancehalls to create a unique energetic atmosphere with his genre bending sound.
TMGxKOD are a pair of rappers hailing from Toronto, Ontario. They have a wide range of sounds and love to show off their knowledge of music history. Always pumping up the crowd.
Tokoni (Edmund-tam’nabo) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter born to a family that sings as much as they breathe. He is studying Business Administration at Trent University, and you can find his business, “Trims by T” on Instagram. Tokoni’s vocal range is not to be underestimated and genres like R&B and hip-hop are his bread and butter.
EJ Elizabeth Jenkins is a poet, journalist, spoken word artist and activist in Peterborough, Ontario. Her work explores personal traumas, love and her Belizean heritage and uses her particular experiences to shed light on the state of race, gender and class struggles in Canada. She organized "Soul Buffet" for Black History Month in 2017 and 2019. In 2018, she placed 5th in The Canadian Individual Poetry Slam.
Bethlehem Born in Vancouver, raised in Toronto, a loud voice since childhood, Beth Bekele has always had a lot to say. Her art aims to find the beauty hidden at every crossroads and bathe it in sunlight. Beth is a Trent Environmental Science & IDS student and President of Trent African Caribbean Student Union. Her poetry touches on inner growth, social development, and mental health. Sunshine and rivers are often enough inspiration and joy for this upcoming poet.
Don Soul Born in Mississauga Ontario, Brandon Kwakye-Longdon (Don Soul) is a self-taught musician in Neo-Soul, Ballads and Fresh Hip-hop. He formed a band, “The Generations”, and has been producing for rappers in the Mississauga and Milton area. His diverse musical influences allows for creative ideas and introspection to flow together collectively.
Azalyne is an emerging singer/songwriter who plays the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Her sound is modern jazz and her original, “You Are Mighty” will soon to be launched! https://azalyne.ca/ https://youtu.be/CkBbx9rhMi8
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Cutoff is Friday, March 1, 2019 9:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.