The Prairie Roots Ensemble with Peace Akintade

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Saskatoon-based jazz collective The Prairie Roots Ensemble and Peace Akintade, combine Peace’s accessible, contemporary poetry with jazz-influenced compositions. Often depicting folklore, personalization, and lyrical poetry, her poems touch on the impact of slavery in her village, colorism, and relearning her culture in the face of colonization.

Peace Akintade-Oluwagbeye (she/her) is an African-Canadian Interdisciplinary Poet, Public Speaker, Chorus-Poem Playwrighter, and Thespian residing in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Organically from Yorubaland Nigeria, Peace explores the intersectionality of the artist community from an explorer’s perspective, dipping her honey-stained fingers into poetry, dance, performance art, critical research, and the theatre world.  Recipient of the 2022 RBC SaskArts Emerging Artist Award. 2020-2021 Youth Poet Laurate, 2022 READSaskatoon Poet Laurate, and currently finishing her Poet-in-Residence with SEDA.  In 2021, her play “Madness with Rocks” was chosen for the 21 Black Future Project with Obsidian Theatre and CBCGem. “Painted Elephant” was shortlisted for the IBPOC 2021 Persephone Theatre Commission and debuted with the Black Theatre Workshop in Montreal. In 2023, she will be continuing her Artist Cohort with the Remai Modern Gallery for the Here and Now: Live Arts Initiative bringing accessible poetry workshops to the general public. When she is not contemplating the wonders of humankind, she can be found in the nearest cafe, people-watching and writing quirky questionnaires.

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Date And Time

July 09, 2023 @ 08:00 PM


The Bassment (202 4th Ave N)

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