Thursday, October 20, 2005

Capital Slam's 1st Anniversary - Tomorrow at Gap of Dunloe

Capital Slam Celebrates One Year of Performance Poetry!

The Capital Poetry Collective (CPC) presents Capital Slam: The 1st Anniversary Edition on Friday, October 21 at the Gap of Dunloe, 263 Bank Street.

Fresh from a third-place finish in the team competition at the 2005 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the Capital Slam Team is back and ready for a great show celebrating this important milestone in the history of Ottawa spoken word!

Here to share the moment with us are two of Canada’s best performers:

Katherine Blenkinsop a.k.a. Lady Katalyst is a multidisciplinary street artist with a rich creative background that includes poetry, street dance, radio production and historical journalism. She performs a cappella, with DJs, live musicians, beat boxers and other vocalists. For the last two years she’s been a featured poet with Coco CafĂ© and Kalmunity Vibe Collective.

Brendan McLeod is a spoken word artist and musician based out of Vancouver. He is the winner of the National Individual Final at the 2004 Canadian Spoken Wordlympics and the 2005 Vancouver Grand Slam Champion. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as both a solo performer and member of the spoken word/music troupe The Fugitives. He finished second in the world at Holland's Word Slampionship in June 2005.

Capital Slam: 1st Anniversary Edition
riday, October 21 – Doors open @ 8 p.m., show starts @ 8:30 p.m.
Featuring Katalyst and Brendan McLeod
Gap of Dunloe (263 Bank Street at Cooper)
$7 at the door
*Prizes awarded to the top poets on the night*

Only one person can leave as the Monthly Champion ... who will it be?

Capital Slam is held at the Gap of Dunloe on the second Friday of every month.

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