Red Slam Drum Call

Red Slam Collective has been continuing to blaze after an amazing trip to Van City this February to support both the Pan-African Slam and Sentinel Shores Red Wire event. If you were on the hibernation tip like the bear here is the article that came out before our journey west: Red Slam Arrives on Redwire’s Shores. When we got back to the Tdot in mid February members of the RS Crew represented at the Central and Silver Dollar in the Tdot and the Decolonizing Our Minds Conference.

March has started on a very strong socially conscious musical tip:

March 1st Osgood Hall 4:30pm “Forced Migration Awareness”
March 3rd (Javier & Mahlikah) Toronto’s International Women’s Day Fair and after-party @ The Ryerson Student’s Ctr 3pm
March 10th Symposium for Aboriginal and Racialized Women Ryerson 6pm
March 10th IAW presents RHYMES OF RESISTANCE AND THE SOUNDS OF EXISTENCE Tranzac 8pm and 10pm
March 15th El Mocambo Doors 7p Show 8p We on 10P  FB Evite
March 22nd iAM Magazine Launch Toronto Women’s Bookstore 5:30p-7:30p

Radio, Video, E-Magazine Features and Live Shows….not bad!!

On the 4 Directions Urban Arts Workshop Updates:

Mahlikah Awe:ri the RS Artistic Coordinator for our arts facilitation programs for the Month of February we relaunched our “My Owena; My Okra” workshop series at Driftwood P.S. in Jane & Finch where three grade 5 classes are working on writing collective rap tracks they will record which reflect the 7 Grandfather Teachings. My Owen; My Okra Link Mahlikah joined a team of writers to participate in the Young Writers Edge Diaspora Dialogues Mentorship for High School students. The showcase will be March 30th. At the end of February Mahlikah led two workshops promoting healthy-positive self-imaging for young girls for the 4th annual Sister2Sister TDSB Grade 8 Girls Conference. The girls expressed self-affirming poetics orally and through choreography.

Contact Red Slam Collective for Bookings:


Pan-African Slam

Red Slam @ Sentinel Shores in Van City

Red Slam Decolonizing Our Minds Conference U of T

Red Slam Decolonizing Our Minds Conference U of T



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