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Star Women: The Mixtape illuminates UK Hip Hop, with Poetic Pilgrimage’s celestial fusion. Grab your DOWNLOAD at www.starwomenmixtape.com
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It’s a powerful thing to see & hear these women dropping verses in the 1st ever Jane and Finch all-female Cypher! In an era when ears are hungry to feel that straight up, estrogen-energy in Rap, emcees Lola Bunz, Rushiie Raw, Badas$ Bukk and Womenz Wordz-own Rootz Kizzy, unify for 6 minutes of raw, unadulterated Hip Hop. A very necessary moment. Salute!
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Behind the scenes at the all Female Jane and Finch Cypher features Tdot’s own Lolabunz, Rootz, Rushiie Raw and Badas$ Bukk. Official vid, co-directed by Femi Lawson, drops December 16th, 2011. Twenty-twelve watch OUT!
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with a special mention for Womenz Wordz, Rootz Kizzy!
“… Spoken word poet, writer and Literature for Life Ambassador Roots Kizzy was introduced to the program only a year ago through her own home.
She said, “I love the movement, I love the cause they’re working for right now. Building healthy women and children is important right now, especially for young Black women. It helped me to be able to interact, to be able to move into networking with women across the city. The writing circle is what helped build up my motivation because I was already writing and I was already performing and needed an outlet to explore different venues different people.”
Kizzy delivered two powerful pieces to a resounding applause throughout the room. Her voice alone dictated control and authority. Writing since the age of ten, Kizzy grew through the program and is now looking forward to her first work of poetry being published in December.
Kizzy was mentoring young women within her own community before becoming an ambassador for Literature for Life.
“The program inspired me to be a better woman,” she said thoughtfully, “to be a better researcher and to just pursue my dreams as a woman, as a mother, to growing my child the way that’s best.” “
[by Fabien Alexis for Sway Magazine; 2 Nov 2011]
Blessing and best wishes Kizzy!
Read more of the article and view pictures here.
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Our Hope for Children art installation by the OACAS was featured at this year’s Nuit Blanche in Toronto. The streets were packed to from dusk to the break-a-dawn as T.dot stayed awake all nite long, finding art in the most usual and unusual places. Shining in Yonge Street’s Additionelle store windows, 45 portraits represented the faces and voices of the city, blending words and images into “Poetik Portraits.”
The exhibit was a collabo featuring the up close and personal imagery of photographer John Beebe and poetiks of Womenz Wordz own Motion. The exhibit featured the faces and words of artists, youth workers, community builders and peoples from around the way who stopped by to share their thoughts on the theme of Hope for the younger generation. Spoken word poet Rootz Kizzy was larger-than-life, joining the likes of Tdot notables, J-Wyze, Mark Strong, DJ L’oqenz,Tamara Shelly, Brandon Haye, Quentin Vercetty, La Bomba, Koncept King, Tamara Dawitt, Theo 3, Jo Altillia, Love Jones Sundays. Rootz Kizzy’s quote, “A Legacy,” reflects her own poetic motivation to empower and enlighten with each word she speaks.