Sunday, February 13, 2005

5:00 pm

[5 à 7 at Casa]

Langues latines

Animée par
Léon Guy Dupuis
avec les écrivains:
Ann Gloria Blanch, Corinne Larochelle, Bertrand Laverdure, Omar Alexis Ramos, Hector Ruiz, Louis-Jean Thibault, Hector Torres
accompagnement musical:
Yoël Díaz

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec

Free admission

A reading with Quebec and Latin American writers.

Léon Guy Dupuis, the instigator of this get-together, has invited Latin American writers and Quebec poets to read their texts in their own language. The readings will be punctuated by the vibrant sounds of Cuban jazzman Yoël Díaz, who mixes traditional rhythms with modern jazz.

With writers Ana-Gloria Blanch (Mexico), Omar-Alexis Ramos (Mexico), Hector Ruiz (Guatemala) and Hector Torres (Chile); and poets Corinne Larochelle, Bertrand Laverdure, Louis-Jean Thibault and Léon Guy Dupuis, who was in Holguín, Cuba, in October 2004 working with Cuban artists. The book El Teatro de las Emociones and two previous collaborations between Quebec and Cuban artists will also be presented.

8:30 pm

[Shows at La Sala Rossa]

Poetry Riddim Memory

Hosted by:
Kaie Kellough
Stephen Thomas
BLU Rva (Roen Higgins)
Odessa “Queen” Thornhill
Jason “Blackbird” Selman
Josephine Watson
and special guest:
Lillian Allen (Toronto)

Zibz Black Current
Neil “Bassone” Benskin

La Sala Rossa, Montréal, Québec


Show featuring some of Montreal’s finest performers from the black community.

Recorded by CBC Radio One.

These performers from the Montreal black community work in and around the great Kalmunity Vibe Collective and the Ark of Infinity. They make their texts “groove” with cosmic connections and their work is shaped by their convictions, which recognize that artistic creation can serve as a tool of social and political activism.

If you have never seen them perform at the Sablo Café or Coco Café or in one of the Kalmunity shows, this is an opportunity to discover the powerful and sensual voices of young women like BLU Rva (Roen Higgins), Odessa “Queen” Thornhill and Josephine Watson who can let fly with improvised songs; dynamic performer Steven Thomas; and the versatile Jason “Blackbird” Selman who can deliver his lines as well as blow his trumpet. With the sensual and organic music of Jahsun (drums), Zibz Black Current (percussion) and Neil “Bassone” Benskin (bass).

Special guest: One of the most eminent dub poets in Canada, Jamaican-born performer Lillian Allen (who also appears in Body and Soul 2).

The show will be taped for later broadcast by CBC Radio One. Producer: Meredith Dellandrea.

11:00 pm

[Night Shift at Casa]

Night Shift

hosted by:
Tony Tremblay
house band:
Michel F Côté + Luc Bonin
guest poets:
Joël Pourbaix, Stéphane Despatie, Danny Plourde
+ Open Mic

Casa del Popolo, Montréal, Québec