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Antiguan event to feature Canadian Spoken Word Artist

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We are happy to present to you Acoustic Nights, our first co-produced branded event, at the Soul n’ Sip Lounge. Acoustic Nights is the newest entertainment event that will showcase the undiscovered musical talent from around the island. The inaugural showcase ‘Soothe Session #1’ will feature a few performers from the upcoming Soothe event in addition to spoken word artist Tanya Evanson. Soothe is in its third year of production and merges spoken word, poetry and jazz with a relaxing and sexy atmosphere.

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Tanya Evanson -2Tanya Evanson is a poet, performer, producer and educator. Her spoken word has featured widely across North America, and she has an award-winning video poem, three studio albums and six artist books of poetry under her belt. In 2013 she received the Golden Beret Award and was Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Recent work includes guest editing Arc Poetry Magazine and publication in Cordite, Canadian Review of Literature in Performance, Where the Nights Are Twice As Long (Gooselane 2015), WomanSpeak – A Journal of Writing and Art by Caribbean Women (WomanSpeak 2014) and The Great Black North – Contemporary African Canadian Poetry (Frontenac 2013). Performance highlights include the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Bowery Poetry Club, Vancouver Writers Fest, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Words Aloud, When Sisters Speak, Ottawa International Writer’s Festival, Verses, CBC and SLAM stages. A student of sufism and classically-trained whirling dervish since 2002, she has performed and taught across Turkey, Europe and North America as part of music acts Mercan Dede (Turkey) and Niyaz (Iran-Canada). Based in Montreal, she teaches writing and meditation, is director of Spoken Word at The Banff Centre and at work on a new album, short film and poetry manuscript called Bothism.

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Tanya Evanson (photo by Chris Patmore/ Montreal QC 2015)

Acoustic Nights is a FREE event and open to all members of the public, and is being brought to you in collaboration with our entertainment partners P Social. Discounted Soothe Tickets will be on sale during the night. Come and experience great music and entertainment set to a relaxing ambience. For more information, you can email [email protected] or [email protected] You can also call (268) 734-7359.

RSVP to Acoustic Nights presents Soothe Session #1 here.

RSVP to Soothe here.

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