Spoken Word: The Capital Poetry Collective Series

Series produced by Susan Johnston

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Live performances by some of Canada's best new spoken word artists

A few lively folks got together to develop and inspire the spoken word movement in Ottawa, Canada, focusing on engaging people in the art form as a means of sharing their ideas and views....

I've included their mandates below, to highlight their very successful efforts on a local level, but in particular to highlight the opportunity spoken word provides to engage people through a unique and very personal format:

Organization ? The CPC will plan and stage poetry series and showcases for spoken word artists in the National Capital Region (such as Capital Slam).
Collaboration ? The CPC will seek to incorporate other art forms ? such as music, visual art and dance ? into its programming to expose spoken word audiences to diverse forms of artistic expression and build linkages within the local arts community.
Diversity ? The CPC will encourage the participation of artists of all cultures, backgrounds, experiences and persuasions to participate in its programming and initiatives.
Community Involvement ? The CPC will seek to include diverse local groups (such as youth, GLBT, ethnic communities, francophones, etc.) and community-serving organizations in its work.
Advocacy ? The CPC will, on behalf of its members, speak publicly about the need for greater public and private support for the arts in Ottawa, with a particular focus on performance poetry. Hide full description

A few lively folks got together to develop and inspire the spoken word movement in Ottawa, Canada, focusing on engaging people in the art form as a means of sharing their ideas and views.... I've included their mandates below, to highlight their very successful efforts on a local level, but in particular to highlight the opportunity spoken word provides to engage people through a unique and very personal format: Organization ? The CPC will plan and stage poetry series and showcases for spoken word artists in the National Capital Region (such as Capital Slam). Collaboration ? The CPC will seek to incorporate other art forms ? such as music, visual art and dance ? into its programming to expose spoken word audiences to diverse forms of artistic expression and build linkages within... Show full description


3 Pieces

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Kevin Matthews' short social commentary, a tongue-in-cheek take on Dr. Seuss

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Feb 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:10
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Ritallin performs live: A passionate and erotic piece from one of Canada's best spoken word artists

  • Added: Feb 19, 2006
  • Length: 02:03
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Ritallin performs live: A passionate and erotic piece from one of Canada's best spoken word artists

  • Added: Feb 19, 2006
  • Length: :53