We are mad stoked to announce one of spoken word's legendary stars is coming to Toronto for one night only in early September.
Details below for the Saul Williams show:
A SPOKEN WORD TOUR
with special guests OMG, Dwayne Morgan, Kamau
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
THE GREAT HALL
Doors 8:00 PM – 19+
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 13 AT 10 AM
Advance tickets $21.50 + S/C available online Ticketmaster.ca, UnionEvents.com, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000, Rotate This, Soundscapes.
$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Manifesto Community Projects.
In his new book Chorus: A Literary Mixtape, superstar poet, actor, and musician in his own right, Saul Williams offers an introduction to one hundred street poets, students, and outsiders who might not otherwise have their voices heard.
As Williams writes: "This is a book that I have been taking submissions for over the past ten years as hundreds of poets/artists/writers have handed me their work with hoped that i would read it. My goal is to create an important book that connects varied vices into a cohesive work that stands out as a generational testament of our time"
Chorus, is an anthem of a new generation of poets unified by the desire to transcend the identity politics of the day and begin to be seen as one. This anthology will serve as a definitive handbook for all artists who seek confirmation of their creative visions and outlook.
Saul William's open-mic escapes with the Nuyorican Poets peaked at Sundance when Slam whom the Grand Jury Prize, and the art world celebrated the arrival of a whole new kind of talent. Saul’s early successes led to collaborations with the likes of Erykah Badu, Nas, The Roots and Zack De La Rocha, and descended as much from KRS One and Public Enemy as Allen Ginsberg and Amiri Baraka, he was a new kind of poet.
He has pinball bounced from Morehouse philosophy scholar to cerebral street sermonizer to breakout indie actor, from hallucinatory hip-hop alchemist to dreadlocked mohawk rockstar, vibing Nine Inch Nails, scurrying across tones, moods and media to defy categorization. He has read published poetry volumes to opera house audiences with full orchestra backing. He has contributed to the New York Times, voices Jean Michel Basquiat in Downtown 81 and cut records with Rick Rubin and Trent Reznor. Throughout all these chaotic ventures, Saul Williams has been one steady thing; an uncompromising voice determined to tap the adrenaline centre of his existence with any tool he can get his hand on.
Saul Williams will be returning to Toronto for a spoken word tour in support of his latest book Chorus.