333 by d'bi.
mon dec 5th 2011
lula lounge 1585 dundas st ~ west of dufferin
7pm doors. 8pm show
dinner reservations guarantee seating.
reserve at 416 588 0307 or http://lulalounge.ca/
$25 admission ~ includes digital & physical copy of 333
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this new album is for all dancehall queens, queers, questioners of the status quo
dubpoet | monodramatist | educator bio
d’bi.young anitafrika, affectionately known as d’bi. is an internationally artist of the people. as an afrikan-jamaican-canadian dubpoet, monodramatist and educator, her socially-conscious storytelling work has made an indelible mark upon the global psyche. born and raised in kingston jamaica till 15 years old, she spent an additional 15 years in and outside of canada while making america, france, cuba, uk, and now south africa her respective homes. she first exploded onto the canadian theatre scene in 2001 as stacyanne, a young girl surviving incest, in ‘da kink in my hair. at that time she also starred in canada’s first multi-ethnic sitcom – lord have mercy – with world renowned actors leonie forbes and gary farmer.
since then d’bi. has performed her dubpoetry globally, produced 4 eps (when the love is not enough, experimentin dub 1 & 2, and live @ when sisters speak and 2 lps (wombanifesto and 333) and written 8 plays: solitary, yagayah (published), androgyne (published), she, domestic and the sankofa trilogy (published), featuring the award winning monodramas blood.claat, benu, and word! sound! powah! the sankofa trilogy’s world premiered in fall 2011 at tarragon theatre and is published by playwrights canada press.
ms. anitafrika’s poetry and theatre works have been produced in canada at passe muraille, buddies in bad times, gctc, firehall, and internationally at london uk's free word centre, barcelona’s cccb, havana’s teatro nacional, swaziland's bushfire festival and cape town’s city hall. her groundbreaking biomyth sorplusi method assists artists worldwide with developing personal integrity in art-making. artists have the opportunity to study with d’bi. at the YEMOYA international artist residency in cape town south africa of which she is founder and artistic director.
d’bi. is the author of two collections of poetry (art on black and rivers and other blackness between us) and is anthologized in over 40 publications worldwide. she is the recipient of 2 canadian dora theatre awards, the toronto mayor’s arts council award, the km hunter theatre award, the canadian women’s resiliency award, and the canadian poet of honour award. she is the curator of the africa centre’s badilisha poetry in cape town south and a member of the stephen lewis foundation’s arts advisory board in toronto canada.
mother to her sons moon and phoenix, ms. anitafrika splits her time between south africa, england, canada and the rest of the world. she is currently on a 15 month global tour of her new album 333 and her monodrama trilogy, sankofa.