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Raise Your Words

Spoken word artist Matthew-Ray Jones (aka “Testament) has been selected by the youth at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis Humber Clubhouse. Youth are excited to work with Jones to discover “the power of words, music and sounds.” From 9 January to 1 May 2017, he will inspire youth through words in his workshop series, Raise Your Words. In response to the traditional story-telling which infuses Maria Hupfield's artwork, youth will learn how to share personal narratives through spoken word, hip-hop, and rap.

More about Matthew-Ray Jones

For over fifteen years Jones has been using his natural speaking abilities to inspire audiences. As an artist educator for Unity Charity, Jones has performed and taught all over Canada. He has recorded three albums to date and shared stages with Talib Kweli, Naughty by Nature, Biz Markie, GZA, Kardinal Official, Saukrates, Rich Kidd and more. He has appeared on Breakfast Television, CP24, Much Music, MTV and Rogers cable. Jones uses his passion for words, art and life to motivate, inspire and lead.

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