Speaking Black Hockey: Anthony Bansfield leads Black History Month tribute

Presented on February 22, 2014 and organised by the Black Law Students Association of the University of Ottawa, and RevWord Productions,  with the support of TD Presents Then and Now Black History Month Series – 2014 Program in collaboration with the Black Artists Networks Dialogue, “Speaking Black Hockey” celebrated, through slam poetry and video, Black Canadian contributions to hockey. The event featured Ottawa’s top spoken word slam poets, a screening of an ESPN documentary on Canada’s historic Coloured Hockey League, visual art by Black artists, and words from a rising young Ottawa area hockey star, Nicholas Ngwafusi. Featured spoken word poets include Ottawa Legends Slam Champion Just Jamaal, spoken word troubadour John Akpata, and celebrated lyricist Doretta Charles, with a special video multimedia performance by recording artist, nth digri.

Submitted by Sarah Onyango

 

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