RMG Fridays: Neighbours
RMG Fridays: Neighbours
February 01, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
RMG Friday will kick off Black History Month in Oshawa by presenting the smooth stylings of DD Francois and the electric poetry of Dwayne Morgan. Joins us for a night full of spirited entertainment featuring performances by acclaimed artists, a Driff in a Jiff’s showing of “The Little Fish and the Crocodile” by Stephanie Plattner in the lower level, and a guided exhibition tour of “Riveting Women” curated by Alex Petrie. Flex your creative muscles with our In-Style Textiles workshop and enjoy tasty creations available for purchase from Durham College’s Bistro ’67.
Have you tried Batik? It is a textile art-making technique that uses wax and dye to create intricate patterns. Drop into the studio for the chance to make a wonderfully unique Batik artwork of your own, using a contemporary spin on this traditional technique.
DD FRANCOIS BIO:
Deidrey Francois is a passionate singer/songwriter and a sultry, soulful performer. Deidrey’s voice resonates love and her stage presence is infectious enthusiasm. She invokes the full gamut of emotion with music that ranges from gut wrenching blues, rhythmic-rock to jazzy-joy. With a few full-length recordings of inspired Spiritual Music like “Spirit in Bloom” and “God loves a Party”, Deidrey’s long awaited Blues and Rock fusion compilation is in the making for 2019. Her music has been published, sung by artists, and received airplay. Based out of Durham Region, Ontario, Deidrey (DD) plays both locally with her DD Francois Ensemble as well as internationally. Above all, she seeks to connect with her audiences through music that speaks to the heart.
Dwayne Morgan 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 has received many awards over his career, including becoming the 2018 winner of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Life-time Achievement in the Spoken Word. Morgan is a published author and has recorded multiple albums. Dwayne has performed for the former Governor General of Canada, The Honourable Michaelle Jean, the late leader of the NDP, Jack Layton, and has shared the stage with many of Canada’s top artists including Russell Peters, Kardinal Offishal, Jully Black, and Nelly Furtado, while opening for international artists Alicia Keys, and recording with Canadian artists, including Drake. 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.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Black Physicians of Tomorrow
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