Celebrating a Summer Series with Dwayne Morgon – Toronto

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Firstly, if you have already picked up a copy of my book, Everyday Excellence, thank you very much.

You can’t read this book and have it teach you to become a millionaire, because I have absolutely no idea how to make that happen.”

THE SUMMER SERIES

dwayne_morgan_book_mainFor the past few years, all of my summertime shows have been hosted at the Lula Lounge, so I figured, why not make a series out of them.

The first two shows, Spoken Words and Members Only have already passed, but there are three more to go.

For those who purchase their tickets via email transfer or paypal, there is an additional bonus: Each show is $20, or you can get 2 for $35, or all three shows for $50.

For those of you who are regulars, this should help out even a little bit.

So here’s what’s up next in the series!!

The Strictly Roots Variety Show
Thursday, July 4th
Featuring performances by Vocalists: Juno Nominee Ammoye, Andre Ennis, Quisha Wint, Jarelle Christie
Dance: Cassandra Fox
Poetry: Patrick DeBelen, Ian Walters
Comedy: Jay Martin
Doors 7 for dinner, Show 8:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/261752053964572/

DMXX: The Dwayne Morgan 20 Year Anniversary
Wednesday, August 7th
Doors 7 for dinner, Show 8:30pm
More details to come!
https://www.facebook.com/events/561414240575355/

The 11th Annual Toronto International Poetry Slam
Sunday, September 1st
20 poets competing for $1500 in cash
Doors 6pm. Show 7pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/256533417785092/

The Dwayne Morgan Summer Series
@ Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas Street West

Advance Tickets

  • Play De Record
  • Knowledge Bookstore
  • A Different booklist
  • PayPal: dmorgan@upfromtheroots.ca
  • Email Transfer: info@upfromtheroots.ca

Summer-series-flyer-back-300x220slamPriority seating to those with dinner reservations.

To make your reservations contact the Lula Lounge @ 416.588.0307

www.dwaynemorgan.ca

twitter: @dwayne_morgan

Head’s Up – This Man of Words celebrates positive change, and here is a little about him:

Dwayne Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1994, while still in high school, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists.

dwayne writers unionA member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, Morgan has received both the African Canadian Achievement Award, and the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Morgan is the winner of 3 Canadian Urban Music Awards (2001, 2003, 2005). In 1998, Morgan introduced regular poetry slams to Toronto, and has watched them blossom across the GTA and beyond ever since. In 2005 he was recognized as Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Vancouver. In 2008 Morgan’s contribution to the Arts and Canadian society were recognized on the Legacy Black History Month poster.

Dwayne has published 6 books, most recently, Her Favourite Shoes, which followed, The Sensual Musings of Dwayne Morgan (2010), The Making of A Man (2005), The Man Behind The Mic (2002), Long Overdue (1999), and chapbooks, The Revolution Starts Within (1996), and Straight From The Roots (1995). In 2009, Morgan’s work was translated into French, culminating in the book, Le Making of d’un Homme. His albums include, Another Level (1997), The Evolution (2001), Soul Searching (2003), A Decade in the Making (2004), Mellow Mood: The End of the Beginning (2007), and Idle Hands (2011). In 2008, Morgan released a commemorative DVD entitled, Dwayne Morgan The First Fifteen.

Dwayne has performed for the former Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Michaelle Jean, and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s top artists including Russell Peters, Deborah Cox, Kardinal Offishal, Jully Black, K-OS, and Nelly Furtado, while opening for international artists Alicia Keys, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Ursula Rucker, Colin Channer, and Saul Williams, and recording with Canadian artists including Grammy nominee, Drake.

To further explore his creativity, Dwayne collaborated with Driftwood Studios to film, Three Knocks, a ten minute film based on his domestic violence poem of the same name, which premiered in Toronto’s Reel World Film Festival. In March 2008, Dwayne hosted his first photography exhibit, The Sum of Her Parts, exploring female body image.

Womans hands holding small world Globe Planet BusinessDwayne’s work ethic has taken him across Canada, the United States, Jamaica, Barbados, England, Scotland, Belgium, Budapest, Germany, France, Norway, and Holland.

His emphasis on quality has driven his success, and has made him a well-respected component of Toronto’s urban music community, as well as the North American, and Global, spoken word scenes.

dwayne morgon vimeoTo continue sharing what I have learned over the past 20 years, I have started a channel on Vimeo, where each week I will post a short blog.

The first four are currently up, please take a look, and tell me what you think.

Thank you in advance.

You can find the videos at www.vimeo.com/dwaynemorgan

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