Power Youth

Words, music and sounds with Matthew-Ray Jones

This fall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays Regent Park youth and youth from our new location—TP Loblaws at St. Mary’s will work with hip-hop, spoken word artist and emcee, Matthew-Ray Jones, aka “Testament,” and together they will discover the power of words, music and sounds. This workshop series will aim to inspire youth to tell their stories through both written and spoken word. Each week, youth will explore a new element of writing, combined with music and sound to learn how to create expressive pieces. The program will provide youth the skill set to prepare them for a final showcase of their work in the style and medium of their choosing. In January, youth will have an opportunity to share their performances with their family, friends and Boys & Girls Clubs community.

More about Matthew-Ray Jones

Matthew-Ray Jones, also known as “Testament,” is a connoisseur of anything and everything involving words. From poetry, spoken word and emceeing to facilitating, hosting and keynoting, Testament has been using his natural speaking abilities to inspire audiences for over 15 years. 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. Jones uses his passion for words, art and life to motivate, inspire and lead.

Tuesdays, 25 September - 18 December, 4-6PM @ Spruce Clubhouse

Wednesdays, 26 September -19 December, 4-6 PM @ TP Loblaws at St. Mary’s Catholic School