Peace, Love & Poetic Unity from SPLC!
Mic & Dim Light MTL has been operating as an artistic refuge for 3 years as of the month May 2012. As such we, the administration of Sovereign Prerogative Live Creations, give much thanks and appreciation to all of our patrons, featured guests and artist participants whom have contributed in their own unique way towards the overall development of artistry within the diverse communities of Montreal.
Mic & Dim Lights MTL will return May 24th 2012 for a grand Poetic step forward. We shall continue to elevate this potent art form across all cultures and states of consciousness.
Thank you to all our Guest Judges, Deanna Smith, Lydia Lockett, Rev.Darryl Gray, Jahsun, and Jesse Anger. We appreciate your contribution to the advancement of the artistic community in Montreal.
Congratulations to the A Mic&Dim Lights MTL Spoken Word Slam Tournament Winner Mc June who came in first place!!!
CONGRATULATIONS To The :
2nd Place winner: Lex Degracia
3rd Place winners: Flip Star and JD Hobbes
4th Place Winner: Psalms45
5th Place Winner:Warrior Minded
Thank you to Claudia Tobar, David Immanuel, Mamadou Sy, You were all great and we thank you for ” TAKING HOLD OF YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK!!!”
Presented by SPLC
March 1st 2012, Doors open @ 7:30pm
Café L’Artere 7000 Parc Ave Montréal, QC H3N 1W9
Special Guest Judges Rev. Darryl G Gray & Lydia Lockett
Odessa “Queen” Thornhill
SINGER; POET; DANCER; Odessa Thornhill, better known to her friends as “Queen”, is as Montreal’s Mirror so perfectly phrased it:”Montreal’s Monarch!”. Questioning life in her poetry, hypnotizing listeners with her voice, while weaving tales through dance. Queen is a resident vocalist in Montreal’s Kalmunity Vibes Collective, whose talents have led her to tour and perform with two of Cirque du Soleil’s shows (La Nouba and Totem), record with international recording artist K-maro (France) and Shy’m (France) and share stages with Ethnic Heritage Ensemble(U.S), Lillian Allen(Canada), Dr.Afua Cooper(Canada), Warrior King (Jamaica) Obsesion(Cuba), Zale Seck(Senegal) and Cameroonian representative Muna Mingole, to name a few. Queen is presently studying and performing with Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata (African Contemporary) Keep your eyes open for this artist in the near future..
Jason “blackbird” Selman
Jason “Blackbird” Selman has served the Montreal arts scene for more than a decade as both poet and trumpet player. He has self published several chapbooks over the years culminating in his first published work The Freedom I Stole (2008, Cumulus Press). He has also served as co-editor for the poetry anthology Talking Book which chronicles the writings of the one of a kind musical ensemble Kalm Unity Vibe Collective (of which he is a founding member). Jason is also a part of the dynamic live Hip Hop group Nomadic Massive. He is the creator and producer of the Intimate Sky performance series which features select members of bothKalm Unity and Nomadic Massive in enlightening and intimate small group configurations.
This week, on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012, MIC & DIM LIGHTS MTL will be at Café l’Artère
(7000 avenue du Parc, Montreal). Join Us!
Aliyah TruTh has been performing spokenword poetry for the past 7 years. Usually a quiet, sometimes shy person…she quickly got over that after getting positive reactions from her audience. Since then she’s blessed the mic at many different venues in and out of town. After an almost 2 year hiatus Aliyah is once again taking the stage to drop some of what she calls her ‘Rapoetry’ —- she says, “my poetry is a direct reflection of my mind, my heart, and my soul — I don’t take it for granted”. Aliyah’s debut album ‘BulletProofSoul’ was released in May 2010 — be on the lookout this SUMMER 2012 for some long awaited new material from the artist known as TruTh. Aliyah has come to be known as one of Montreal’s most talented spokenword artists, as the host of one show said before she took the stage…”when she speaks mountains crumble”.
Just getting her feet wet as a songstress; Jamila aka JaiB starting writing and singing as early as elementary finding amusement in creating n placing emotions n thoughts on paper!
Though her natural instinct was to speak she took another route, starting off as a dancer excelling in the forms of afro-Caribbean,ballet,modern and jazz dance; and then was honored with the Victor Phillips award by the Black Theater workshop for not only her artistic but scholastic achievements. JaiB has danced for many at many venues for many years not only performing but teaching as well but she always felt she needed to speak. Fast forward a few years after highschool and the dance troops and injuries Jamila’s voice grew bigger and she stepped out as a singer!
Jamila aka JaiBelle born in Montreal not only sings but writes her own music. She has been performing her songs live for about the past 3yrs years teaming up with producer local artists and producers like Do It Right Productions and Marveluz Beats to help fuel the true artist within. She is a R&B singer at heart but is a chameleon in her work and creativity,she pulls you into every word, every emotion! She is currently working on her mix cd so listen out for her and may of already heard her at local events and or on K103 singing her debut song “Rendez Vous” n “Watch It”!
Ibn Raad is a Montreal artist/poet/singer carrying in his word songs from abroad and beyond. Through music, he aims to share Love and soulfully resonate with his conscious lyrics. Spiritually motivated, he seeks to touch the heart of the audience through reggae and hip hop beats, singing praises for the blessing of life at every breath.
Vagabond de Montréal : Auteur, Rapper, Beatmaker et Infographiste. il etudie l’interieur de l’ame des Humains car la folie et la souffrance l’inspire.