nth digri: unlimited possibilities of the word
The nth digri, is inspired by his Caribbean and Canadian heritage, hip-hop culture, and the African griot tradition. He produced WordLife, a poetry and music compilation of top African Canadian spoken word artists.
His record, Tales of the North Coast, was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award and a Harry Jerome Award. He produced the Ottawa spoken word series, Golden Star Lounge, and led a team to Chicago for the National Poetry Slam, where his poem Sugar Cane was selected for the Best of the 2004 NPS anthology.
He co-founded the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the first national slam poetry tournament in Canada, and was recognized as the Festival’s Male Poet of Honour in 2010. He was also recognized by the Ottawa Poetry Festival, VerseFest, as a 2015 selection for its Hall of Honour.
The nth digri is one of the founders of the African Canadian spoken word artists collective, the Northern Griots Network, and an organizer of the South-North Griots Summit bringing together top Canadian and international spoken word artists.
He has performed in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. His most recent record, south is north, is available for sale on bandcamp.com.