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SpringstART: Spoken Word

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
The Club, Theatre Complex
Free Free Event

SpringstART: Spoken Word

Tanya Evanson, director of The Banff Centre's Spoken Word program.

A high-energy whirlwind of words and a spontaneous ceremony not to be missed!

Friday, April 4 - Griots of All Time

Griot (pronounced GREE-OH) is a French word that refers to the West African keepers of oral history. They are the poet, storyteller, genealogist, historian, adviser, spokesperson, diplomat, mediator, interpreter, translator, musician, composer, teacher, entertainer, exhorter, warrior, witness, praise-singer and ceremony participant. Join us for a night of great social force as faculty griots Emilie Zoey Baker, George Elliott Clarke, Tanya Evanson and Jean-Pierre Makosso bear witness to the past, interpret the present and oracle the future.    

Friday, April 11 - Viva Voce!

Join us for a high-energy whirlwind of word, sound and power as participants in the Banff Centre Spoken Word program hit the stage with extra lift in their wings. From confession to critique, song to sonnet, these artists fly with commitment and surrender - a spontaneous ceremony not to be missed.

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