BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Kinnie Starr / Tons Of Fun University

April 23, 2009, 8pm

National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage

53 Elgin Street, Ottawa

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Think you really know poetry? Think again! Forget learning verses by rote in elementary school; now it’s time for a university education – specifically, Tons Of Fun University, a.k.a. T.O.F.U. A trio unlike any other, members Shane Koyczan, C.R. Avery, and Mike McGee achieve performance poetry magic as a collective, yet still rock the slam stage when touring solo. Fast-paced rhymes, upbeat tunes, and infectious enthusiasm define this all-out-fun group that is putting the hip-factor back into poetry.

Ready to knock down their testosterone infused set is MC-singer-poet-actress-beatnik-music-maker Kinnie Starr. Her blend of hip hop, alternative rock and spoken-word poetry can be described as “hip hop agro groove.” The multi-talented Juno Award-winning artist discovered one night in New York City that she could kick it live – an open mic called, she answered, and the crowd showed its approval by urging her on through three blazing encores. Since then, Kinnie has been recorded rapping in English, Spanish and French, has performed with Cirque du Soleil, was on the roster of the Lilith Fair tour in 1997, and her songs have been included on the soundtracks for the TV series The L Word and the movie Thirteen.

T.O.F.U. and Kinnie Starr together = a high octane evening of fun.

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