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Haus Orpheus Presents: Speak Ya Truth

  • 224 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2L6 Canada (map)

Poetry Jazz Café

224 Augusta Ave, Toronto

Got a new poem? Trap song? Comedy bit? Monologue? Freestyle you need to get out of your system ? We've got 10 open mic spots up for grabs PLUS a performance from Toronto kween and bad gyal: Dynesti Williams!

The rules are simple: • Each person gets 3-5 minutes • There are 10 spots. They are first come, first serve when doors open. Don't sleep! • Singers/rappers: Have your track ready on your phone or iPod (aux cable provided)

NOTE: Each performer will walk away with a few professional photos (à la our cover photo) of themselves performing by our resident photography wizard Kieran Meyn! We want ya'll to walk away empowered to carry on and be able to represent yourselves in a proper jiggy fashion ♥

Featured artist: Comedian Bougie B Bougé

Hosted by: Jeff Roulston

Curated by: Sarah Jane Riegler & John Orpheus

HAUS RULES (à la AFROPUNK): NO sexism NO racism NO ageism NO homophobia NO fatphobia NO transphobia NO hatefulness

Haus Orpheus is a voice of the voiceless; the unmarginalizing of the marginalized; the claiming of the soul of our world through openness, self expression and boundless creativity. The mission is clear: smash the white, heteronormative patriarchy and create, express, move, and build (comm)unity in the process.

We are an event series, a movement, a community, and a VIBE rooted in Pan-Africanism, intersectional feminism, and decolonization. Join the movement. Elevate.

✭ Let us rise. Let us be known. ✭

Earlier Event: February 28