Staceyann Chin, Shanice Nicole & Kalmunity @ Suoni Per Il Popolo
Suoni Per Il Popolo, Protests and Pedagogy & CKUT 90.3FM present:
When listening to Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-living, woman-loving, writer/poet, political activist, performance artist and single mama Staceyann Chin, it’s hard not to be moved by the sound of her voice. Chin’s dynamic cadence has served her well, whether on stage at New York’s storied spoken-word spot the Nuyorican Cafe, on Broadway as an original performer on Def Poetry Jam or during any one of her one-woman, autobiographical shows.
Shanice Nicole is a Black feminist educator, facilitator, writer, and (out)spoken word artist. Her writing and work intimately explores experiences of race, health, sexuality, oppression, and freedom – all of which form the many layers of her Black womanhood. She believes that everyone has the power to make change and the words of her favourite poet Maya Angelou resonate deeply, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
Kalmunity is Canada’s largest and longest running black arts & improv collective of multi-disciplined, linguistic & cultural creatives boasting a local membership of over 60 creatives that was founded in 2003 by Jahsun & directed by Preach Ankobia.