If you’re a poet and you’re also into making music, here’s the101 on how to get started. This workshop will show you how poetry translates to song through rhythm. A stanza is 4 lines of poetry; each line is a bar of music. We’ll listen to some instrumentals together, break it down into four-bar chunks, and do some creative songwriting to capture our feelings and experiences through metaphor and sensory work. Learn about song structure through poetry and how other genres of music can guide our poetic creations. Resources for working from home and tips for independently releasing songs will also be shared.
The Northwest Kid aka. NWK performs Alternative Hip-Hop and has been actively performing as a poet/emcee within the Canadian music scene for nearly a decade. NWK‘s previous releases (Mixed-blood Mixtape, Mob Medicine, Dozy & NWK, and Transformation) have provided him with the opportunity to share the same bill with artists such as Leonard Sumner, Jeremy Dutcher, A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lido Pimienta, and The Roots.