2010 Burlington Slam Project Team
Noted for using thunderclap rhythm, with a distinctive voice; Truth Is … has been described as a poetic slice of cheesecake topped with awesome-sauce. She is an internationally recognized spoken word artist and a former grand slam champion. In addition she has also headlined in several conferences focused on social equity and motivation.
Tomy “Bam Bam” Bewick
Passionate with purpose: honourary member of Up From The Roots, 1/3 of the Dream Chasers, founder of Open Minds Respect Events and Burlington Slam Project, a founding member of the Toronto Poetry Project and the T-Dot Slam Fam. Tomy has competed and featured across Canada and the US and is still ready to grow.
Influenced by rap music ever since he could listen and raised in poverty, Made Wade doesn’t take his craft lightly. As a hip-hop MC he has received radio airplay and won battles, as a slam artist he has won Toronto’s Roots Lounge, Toronto Poetry Slam (2x) and the $100 Slam (2x). He was an individual finalist in the 2009 Rustbelt Poetry Slam and a (wildcard) team finalist in the 2009 CFSW.
The power of the word is something that resonated with Yogi when he was a child. As a writer, he has performed at Luminato, CBC Poetry Face-Off & Eden Mills Writer’s Festival. As an artist, he has worked with Quattro Books & Burning Effigy Press. Yogi is the author of “Telling Moments” and the upcoming “10am Paintings”.
Lishai is a poet historian, weaving together storytelling and truth seeking to reclaim her-story. She joined the word revolution in early 2010 and has since made a name for herself in the slam circuit with her blend of philosophical inquiry, historical insight and passionate delivery.