sugar cane

the nth digri

The nth digri is inspired by the African griot tradition, his Caribbean heritage, and hip-hop culture. His poem Rows of Photos was produced as a video and played on Much Music, and included on the audio collection, Word Up. He put together the critically acclaimed compilation CD, WordLife, which featured the best of the emerging African Canadian spoken word movement. His full-length recordings include Return of the Rap Poet, south is north, and Tales of the North Coast, which was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award for Best Spoken Word Recording. He has performed in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Africa, and delivered workshops and seminars in schools, universities, libraries, and community venues. He produced an urban poetry series in Ottawa, the Golden Star Lounge, and led a contingent to Chicago for the National Poetry Slam, where his poem Sugar Cane was selected for the Best of the 2004 NPS Anthology.  He was also the 2003 Ottawa slam champion, and founder of the 2004 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. He was recognized as the Festival's Poet of Honour in 2010, as well as inducted into the Ottawa Versefest Hall of Honour in 2013. His work was published in the 2013 collection of stand-out Black Canadian poets, The Great Black North, and in 2016, he published a book of his writing and poetry, Sirius Ting. He is currently working on a record of the same name, to be released in 2018.




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