Slam Featuring Moe Clark

Welcome Family,

Firstly, goodness gracious was C.R. Avery amazing or what? It was a blessing to have him at Rouge Lounge. Thank you to all the family that came out and supported. Thanks to you, we are able to feature poets like C.R. Avery, and in return hear great poetry. The night went wonderful and everyone left with satisfaction written on their face.

SLAM!!

Tuesday November 29th we are having our second Slam. If you are a poet that wishes to compete or would just simply like to know the rules, please review them by clicking the Rouge Poetry Slams tab up top. It’s $5 at the door and the show begins at 9pm as usual. I advise you to come early to get comfortable seating.

Just want to reminder you that we take a break  from December through to February. However, this year we will be returning January 24th. We will remind you before we take our leave.

Tuesday we are Featuring Moe Clark. She is a well respected poet from Montreal but has been across the world. This is the Facebook Event –> Slam Featuring Moe Clark  <–  Do yourself a favor  click it, press attend and come out.

Moe Clark

Nominated as Montreal’s top spoken word artist in 2010 by the Montreal Mirror, Métis multidisciplinary artist Moe Clark fuses her unique understanding of performance narrative with traditions of circle singing and spoken word. She employs a looping pedal to create poetic songs that resonate with the power to connect with authentic purpose. Aside from performance work, Moe works as a community educator to facilitate voice, writing and spoken word performance workshops in high schools and local communities to promote literacy and creative expression. She believes that through the continuum of the oral tradition and active involvement in communities, both locally and internationally, we have the power to transform.

Since 2008 Moe Clark has been an active member of various artistic collaborations and community-based social movements. In 2009 she co-created Bird Messengers, a collective of two Aboriginal female performance artists, in collaboration with Émilie Monnet. Together they toured northern Brazil and in May 2011 they premiered a full-length theatre performance (Montreal, QC). Their performance work aims to celebrate aboriginal identity in and outside of contemporary urban settings, while highlighting the words and stories of the indigenous elders from Canada and across the Americas. Other collaborations include the spoken word duet Ravensara, in collaboration with Alessandra Naccarato, experimental spoken word music band: Pharmakon MTL, and collaborations with members of Salsa Dascalza Collectivo, Artists Against Apartheid and the Howl! Arts Collective, among others. Collaborations stem beyond local into National contexts.

After her debut album release “Circle of She: Story & Song” (April ’08) Moe toured Canada and performed in South America and Europe. Feature highlights include performances for the 2010 IDEA World Congress in Belem, Brazil, the 2009 Maelström ReEvolution Poétique FiEstival in Brussels, Belgium, the 2011 Makusham APTN Series, Moncton, NB, ’07, ’08, ‘10 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and the 2008-2009 Diverse as This Land Performances at the Banff Centre. Moe has performed with artists such as Ian Ferrier and Pharmakon MTL, Michel Faubert (Quebec), Sheri-D Wilson (Calgary), and Tanya Tagaq (Nunavut), among others. Artistic productions include design and festival creation for the 2009 Tusarniq Festival (Indigenous Voices and Music), design for 2010 Mile End Poets Festival, sound design and video production for Intersecting Circles (BravoFact, 2009) and Circle Haiku (NFB, 2009). Her work is revered for its investment to artistic advancement and collective healing within communities.

www.myspace.com/moeclarkspokenword        |    www.moeclark.ca

THIS Tuesday, November 22: Secret Feature!

Hey Family!

This Tuesday night at Rouge Lounge, we bring you an I N C R E D I B L E feature…but we can’t tell you who it is!

Here’s a clue: This performer has lit up stages across the world with a genius blend of blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. This one-man harmonica beatbox piano band is one act you cannot miss!

Join us this Tuesday, November 22 for a Rouge Poetry Secret Feature

Door: $5

10111 117 Street @ 9pm

See you there!!

First Slam is Already Done

The Salm came and went…just like that. Miss it already *Sad face*

Wonderful show from the poets, much love and respect from the audience/family of Breath in Poetry.
Everyone was enthusiastic and supporting. We sincerely appreciate all the love you guys show.

The Poets did great, however, one poet took first place. Nevertheless, regardless of placement all the poets showed love in their craft and it shined through to our hearts.

The Placements were:

1st Bert
2nd Saida
3rd Colton

REMINDER: Poets who competed and are interested in making the 2012 team must compete a second time to qualify for the Semi-finals.

The Next Slam will be November the 29th and we are having Moe Clark feature.

Next week, which is the 22nd, we are having a super duper special guest performance. Due to surrounding circumstances, we are not able to name drop. But we assure you that you will not be disappointed and that  you will get a taste of what a legend means.

That is it all yall.

Hopefully the rest of the week fly’s by, it’s already humpday. Yaay!

Blessings and Love.

Slam Season Opener

I hope your weekend was great.
Ours was great knowing the Slams begin this Tuesday November the 15th.

If you weren’t already aware, the Slams begin this Tuesday.
If you are unfamiliar with the rules. Please click on the Rouge Slam Poetry tab up top.

The Slam will begin at 9pm. Be advised that the venue gets packed pretty quick, it would be in your best interest to come a little early to grab comfortable seating. There will be a $5 cover charge. The cover charge will support the team who will be defending the Championship title in Saskatoon for the 2012 CFSW.

There is a Facebook event made. So if you are one of the many who like to show support and be part of the family. You can visit the link below and join the Rouge Poetry page. From there you can attend the event. Rouge Poetry

Hope to see you everyone there with health and vigor.

Blessings.

Poetry Time!

Hello Family, we missed you.

It has been a week far too long. We are are at Rouge tomorrow night.
That is 117 and Jasper (101)
The Show will begin at 9pm

Bring Family and friends for some great poetry time.
Rouge Lounge has some great food as well. Eat while you watch. We encourage that.

See you tomorrow.