The Vibe Collective : Real Talk. Real Music. Real Vibes. Each and every Saturday 3pm to 5pm on CIUT 89.5FM with DJ Jams, Jamaias DaCosta, Mali DocuVixen, Kemba King, Victoria Grant, and Adrian Worrell aka. DJ gryphen. THE VIBE COLLECTIVE IS AN ONGOING DIALOGUE ABOUT HIPHOP, ART, DECOLONIZATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE, IDENTITY, CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THESE THINGS INTERSECT, FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF MUSIC TO MOVE YOU. www.ciut.fm
Today is our poetry show and our celebration of Forty-Seven Kisses Book Launch. Dazzling Lounge, 291 King St. West Toronto, Sunday, January 19th, 2014. 6pm-10pm.
via ~ http://victoriagrant.ca/
Writer • Performer • Spoken Word Artist • Erotic Poet
“I was 17 years old and looked at my son who was about to turn one. I didn’t have the financial means to buy him a gift. I couldn’t even buy him a birthday cake. I decided to take all the emotions I was feeling and give him the gift of heart-filled words poured out onto paper. I wrote my son a poem.”
And so began Victoria Grant’s poetic journey; developing her writing parallel to her growth from young lady to womanhood. Naturally an introvert and a shy person, Victoria never thought to share her words until fellow poet and friend, Yogi S., invited her to perform at a poetry show. It was the element of performing on stage that lit a spark within her. Since 2008, Victoria has been performing and headlining at various shows and events, mixing the art of story-telling and spoken word poetry to deliver powerful, sensual, thought provoking and soul stirring performances.
A survivor of sexual violation, Victoria found her voice and began to hone her craft in the area of erotic poetry. Realizing that there is nothing abnormal with survivors enjoying sex, Victoria found liberation in using erotic poetry to celebrate the body and her sexuality. November 2013 Victoria published her first book of erotic poems and short stories titled Forty-Seven Kisses. For the author, the title translates to intense intimacy. “All of the pieces in the book are about intense intimacy.”
Victoria will be releasing her first Spoken Word album “Poems and Love Letters” which will be a combination of her erotic and spoken word poetry. The release is slated for Spring 2014.
m.anifest – someway bi (prod yung fly)
the black opera – black friday
tecla – wendy waldman
castle – lighten up
sha stimuli & dynamite bruhz f. big pooh, j-live– the transition
rich kidd x tona x adam bomd – no one knows my struggle
flying lotus f. shabazz palaces– hide me
headnodz f. king reign– happy endings
joey bada$$ (dilla) – two lips
scholars ent. f. the other guys, taurean m.c. of the caravan, d-sisive, and sadat x– h.e.r.
Playlist- DJ Gryphen
amiri baraka – why is we americans*ronnie jordan – the anti-dote
saul williams – codead language
naila keleta mae – gangsta rap
saukrates – something for the streets
frankie payne – clarity
xolisa – kahlil jibran on love
elaquent – whatever she wants
gigz feat afrakaren – love inside
jill scott feat mos def – love rain (remix)
mos def and vinica mojica feat victoria grant – clHIMb