our library saved 2019
our library saved 2018

Rap Poetry and Dance Movement

Rap-Poetry and Dance Movement for Adults and young people

Word, Sound 'n Power workshops run by Princess Emmanuelle, local lifelong resident from Lancaster Rd. and Founding Director of Kamitan Arts CIC. Developing pieces using writing techniques, free writing, and movement; taking influence from Rap and Poetry pieces of notable poets, dub poets and rappers, including local artists and pieces from the "Poetry 4 Grenfell - Voices from da Grove and Latimer" book.

In the session you will have the opportunity to read your work and the work of others, critiquing, discussing and developing your writing, and having the option to add musical accompaniment. We will also use movement and dance elements to develop what has been created through the written word, using it as a stimuli that we can respond to through movement, and motif development.

Kamitan Arts

The 'Word, Sound 'n Power' was used by the original Griots of Africa to story tell, this rhythmical oral tradition was carried through to the Caribbean and gradually to the rest of the World; now more commonly known as the 'Spoken Word'.

From the Motherland with her half Upper Egyptian heritage, local lifelong Lancaster Rd. resident and International Rap-Poetess, Princess Emmanuelle (Artistic Director and Founder of Kamitan Arts CIC, and compiler of the "Poetry4Grenfell" book) will draw upon the written words of prominent Afri'k'an-Caribbean artists such as Maya Angelou, Benjamin Zephaniah, and other poets of Afri'k'an-Caribbean heritage that have contributed to the "Poetry 4 Grenfell" book after the tragedy that affected many of our Grove and Latimer community and which now exists as a living written testimony from the heart of our community to and for the hearts of our community. Princess Emmanuelle has had the pleasure of sharing stages with some notable word sound power and dub artists around the World from Kemet (Egypt), Sudan, Brazil to the UK; these included Zephaniah, Al Griffiths (The Gladiators), O Rappa, Raconais MCs, Suheir Hammad and Public Enemy.

*The second edition of the Poetry4Grenfell book will be available at this event and can also be purchased through Kamitan Arts here: book