Dwayne Morgan on the Power of The Spoken Word – 111
In Episode 111, Chey and Pav speak to Dwayne Morgan, spoken word artist and musician from Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dwayne talks about his journey through poetry and spoken word from early in his career and the power and importance of storytelling, 30 years ago when he started and also now.
Dwayne Morgan is a two-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion. He began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. In 1994, he founded Up From The Roots entertainment, to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. Morgan is a 2022 finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Celebration of Cultural Life Award, the 2018 winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Career Achievement in the Spoken Word, a 2016 finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2013, Morgan was inducted into the Scarborough Walk of Fame.
Dwayne’s work ethic has taken him across Canada, the United States, Jamaica, Turkey, Trinidad, Bermuda, Barbados, England, Scotland, Belgium, Budapest, Germany, France, Norway, Ghana, and Holland. His emphasis on quality has driven his success and has made him a well-respected component of Toronto’s urban music community, as well as the North American, and Global, spoken word scenes.
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