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There are three innovative public events happening in The 2015 Banff Centre Spoken Word Program. This year we fuse words with music and celebrate our 10-year anniversary!
K A L M U N I T Y  L I V E  
O R G A N I C  I M P R O V

APRIL 2, 2015  |  MACLAB BISTRO  |  BANFF AB
Featuring music by Kalmunity members Jahsun, Malika Tirolien and Mark Haynes with spoken word by participants from The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program.
W A V E L E N G T H S
F A C U L T Y  S H O W
APRIL 4, 2015  |  THE CLUB  |  BANFF AB
Spoken word by faculty Robert PriestIvy and Tanya Evanson (Director) with a musical set by Kalmunity members JahsunMalika Tirolien and Mark Haynes.
A N U  B A N F F
:: L I G H T
:: I M P R O V I S A T I O N
:: C R E A T I O N

APRIL 10, 2015  |  MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE  |  BANFF AB
This 13th international installment of ANU features spoken word and music by artists in The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program. Program & Artistic Director: Tanya Evanson 
W H A T  I S  A N U ?

A R C  P O E T R Y  M A G A Z I N E
C A L L  F O R  P O E T R Y
Tanya Evanson is guest editor for the upcoming fall 2015 issue on spoken word poetry and seeking brave new voices. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.

V E R S E S  
F E S T I V A L  O F  W O R D S
APRIL 23-MAY 3, 2015  |  VANCOUVER BC
The 5th Annual Verses Festival of Words hits Vancouver, bringing you the best alternative literary festival in Canada.

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N I Y A Z
L I V E  M U S I C  &  S U F I  W H I R L I N G
MAY 8, 2015  |  BROOKFIELD PLACE  | NEW YORK CITY USA

MAY 28, 2015  |  SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER  |  LOS ANGELES USA

JUNE 12, 2015  |  PARADISO  |  AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS  |  w/Mercan Dede & Al Kindi

JUNE 28, 2015  |  RIALTO THEATRE  |  MONTREAL CANADA


S O U T H - N O R T H
G R I O T S  S U M M I T

S P O K E N  W O R D
F R O M  T H E  D I A S P O R A

MAY 28-31, 2015  |  TORONTO ON

The South-North Griots Summit is a celebration of the best in culturally diverse spoken word from across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and beyond. Through performances, panel discussions, workshops, and other activities, participants will share ideas, innovations and inspiration to better understand and develop the form and function of spoken word.



  S P O K E N W E B
  A L L  T H E  P O E T S  I N  T O W N
  JUNE 6 2015  |  CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY  |    
  MONTREAL QC
  A Montreal poetry recording party.






S E M A  S P A C E
E S P A C E  S E M A  
S U F I  W H I R L I N G 
M E D I T A T I O N  S E S S I O N S

JUNE 28, 2015 @2PM  |  NYATA NYATA DANCE STUDIO  |  MONTREAL QC

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