Canadian-Jamaican spoken-word artist featured at UBC event
What: UBC Okanagan’s 11th annual Cultural Studies Speaker event
Who: Dub poet Kevan “Scruffmouth” Cameron
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: UNC Ballroom at UBC Okanagan’s campus, 3333 University Way
Dub poet Kevan “Scruffmouth” Cameron will share, via his spoken word poetry, his reflections as an athlete, artist and activist at next week’s Cultural Studies speaker event.
Hosted by UBC Okanagan’s Cultural Studies program, Scruffmouth will give a public talk and performance titled “Beautiful Game Theory: Physical Literacy, and Spoken Dub Poetics at home in Canada and abroad in the Diaspora.” The Canadian-Jamaican artist will also discuss the power of knowledge of self and reflect on his experiences living in British Columbia for the past 20 years.
Kevan Anthony Cameron, aka Scruffmouth, is a spoken-word artist, performer, poet and writer with the ability to disseminate ancient indigenous knowledge in contemporary forms of performative expression. Cameron coaches with Global Playground Soccer, directs festivals/events as founder of Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective, and performs for stage, film and television as Scruffmouth.
The spoken-word artist co-edited the landmark anthology, The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry (blackcanadianpoetry.com), and in 2014 he wrote an epic poem celebrating the first recorded black in Canadian history and recorded it in dub.
The 11th annual Cultural Studies Speaker Event is hosted by UBC Okanagan’s Cultural Studies program. It takes place Wednesday, November 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the UNC Ballroom at UBC Okanagan’s campus. This event is free and open to the public, pay parking is in effect. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About UBC's Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.