Join us Thursday, January 30 from 7 to 9 PM in the café programming space for spoken word performances by Toronto-based poet, Randell Adjei and Regina-based poet and rapper InfoRed! Both artists will perform their own original work and then come together for a talk back conversation, exploring topics related to youth empowerment, spoken word and grassroots education.
Randell Adjei is an Author, Inspirational Speaker, Arts Educator and Community Leader who uses the spoken word to empower and transform through ‘Edutainment’. He is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest and longest running youth led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). Randell Adjei has shared the stage with the likes of Jessie Reyez, Terry Crews, Paul Mooney, Maestro Fresh Wes and D’bi Young.
InfoRed is a proud Nakota/Cree member of the Little Black Bear First Nation. He is known for his comparison of the primary elements of traditional powwow to hip hop – paralleling MCing, DJing, breaking, and graffiti art with singing, drumming, dancing, and costume design.
Writing rhymes since 1992, InfoRed has made countless milestones in his accomplished music career and he is well known in the community for his outreach to youth through various programs. During their visit in 2014, InfoRed performed for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the University of Regina.
In partnership with the Vertigo Reading Series.