2013 Burlington Slam Project Team

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The 2013 Burlington Slam Project (BSP) Team consists of founder and host Tomy Bewick, former satanic rapper turned performance poet, Bassam (Pronounced like “Awesome” with a “B”), Brampton native, Knowledge Gonzalez and Toronto based singer, songwriter, and spoken word poet, Aria “Ambrosia” Tesolin. Tomy has published and released several books and CD’s, and has featured across Canada as a performance poet. Since entering slam Bassam has earned several features across the GTA and was recently selected as a showcase poet for the final night of “SLAMtario”. Knowledge Gonzalez is a proud native of Brampton, Ontario. Known for getting a laugh and pushing buttons, he was a member of the inaugural Mississauga Poetry Slam Team, at CFSW 2012, in Saskatoon, SK. Also a member of that team, Aria “Ambrosia” Tesolin is most notably recognized for her unique operatic voice and recently released her sophomore album “Ascension,” featuring her original compositions and lyrics. The team is comprised of a variety of diverse talents and skills that can only be called eclectic and electric. Find out more atwww.burlingtonslam.wordpress.com

 

Indie Bios:

 

Tomy Bewick is the founder and host of the Burlington Slam Project for 5 years running. A performance poet familiar with national and international finals stages, he currently works as a construction industry professional with a specialty in environmentally sustainable construction. Tomy has published several collections of poems, released a couple full length spoken word CD’s and featured across the country, and in the US. He looks forward to working with new voices and seeing his extended family at CFSW 2013, this November, in Montreal, Quebec.

 

Bassam (pronounced like “awesome” with a “B”) is a demidemonic shapeshifter from Brampton, Ontario. Under the moniker ‘Rare Form’, he released a Satanic Rap EP, ALL WILL SUFFER!!, in 2004. Under his pen name, ‘Samuel H. Kelly’, he published a dark poetic anthology entitled 49, in 2010. Since entering slam as “Bassam” (his real name), he has earned several local features and was recently selected as a showcase poet for the final night of the 2013 Ontario Provincial Poetry Slam known as “SLAMtario”.


Knowledge Gonzalez is a proud native of Brampton, Ontario. He first began writing as an outlet to deal with the emotional reality of a difficult life. He was a member of the inaugural Mississauga Poetry Slam Team, at CFSW 2012, in Saskatoon, SK. Knowledge is a songwriter/spoken word artist who hopes to be heard tackling serious issues with humor and honest opinions. Known for getting a laugh and pushing buttons, Knowledge Gonzalez is an artist with substance and respect for all forms of expression.

 

Aria “Ambrosia” Tesolin is a Toronto based singer, songwriter, and spoken word poet, most notably recognized for her unique operatic voice in music, and confessional poetry in spoken word. Now an artist with a rising international performance career, Aria began singing opera at a young age and was once named the “Youngest Opera Singer in the World”. She recently released her sophomore album “Ascension,” featuring her own original compositions and lyrics. A previous member of the inaugural Mississauga Poetry Slam Team, at CFSW 2012, she is now excited to be representing the Burlington Slam Team and competing at CFSW 2013 in Montreal.

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