Explore Your Creative Voice with R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) with ZHE The Free
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Creative City Centre (1843 Hamilton Street), 2nd floor*
Free in person workshop
Please register in advance:
*Please be advised the Creative City Centre does not have an elevator. The workshop will be up one flight of stairs.
This engaging workshop, presented by ZHE the Free, will demonstrate aspects of rhythm and poetry; highlighting different ways to incorporate these elements of hip hop into your creative expression. R.A.P. can be used as an incredible tool for artists at all levels. This workshop will provide fun and inspiring activities to support those who love poetry, hip hop and storytelling. Using beats, the 4 bar method and free writing ZHE will support participants to develop their skills to create, express and share in the joy and power of words. ZHE loves helping other creative humans to explore their own unique voice, while uncovering the power of speaking their truth. The most impactful writing is born from a place of authenticity, the same place which strengthens community and builds positive relationships. ZHE sets an environment of genuine connection and playful expression in her potent workshops. All are welcome!
ZHE is a Science Genius hip hop Ambassador, she serves on the JUNOS Rap Music Advisory Committee and she is a presenter of rap/spoken word workshops with Live Arts SK, Paved Arts and CAMP Sask. ZHE brings incredible enthusiasm to her teaching “Hip hop and creative writing saved my life, and I aim to inspire others to use creativity as a positive outlet”.
ZHE the FREE is a poet, rapper, multi-disciplinary artist and explosive performer. She values the work of community building and healing through creative expression. ZHE brings the power of the feminine alive through her lyrical prowess. From freestyle, to brilliant storytelling, ZHE pulls you in with the unique space her voice creates and captivating stage presence. ZHE strives to inspire her audience to engage in artistic expression and foster meaningful relationships. ZHE is well versed in both hip hop and spoken word. “Poetry was one of my first loves, and rap is a soul mate for me because it combines rhythm and poetry”. ZHE has worked as an Artist Mentor for youth teaching rap and spoken word for over 8 years and she is currently the SK Arts Artist in Residence at Chokecherry Studios in Saskatoon, leading the Youth Artists and Advocates Speak program. As a poet, ZHE ignites the room from the moment she touches the microphone. She connects with audiences on a deep level through the realness she brings to the stage and powerful messages she shares. Her poetry explores themes of love, nature, and the rawness of being human. ZHE is a powerful storyteller and enjoys weaving words into an immersive experience. She writes what she feels, and her spoken word brings you on a journey of emotion and interconnection.
This workshop is presented by Regina Word Up, a spoken-word program and community based out of the Creative City Centre in Treaty 4. We are grateful to the support of funders who make programs like this one possible: Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of Regina.
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