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The Roots en Route Festival Celebrates Black History Month

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The Roots en Route Festival is a two-week multi-disciplinary festival that is celebrating Black History Month at a variety of locations throughout Hamilton during the month of February. Focusing on a wide array of art forms including music, photography and the spoken word, the festival highlights the art coming from the black community. In particular, the Roots en Route Festival will be highlighting the literature coming from black Canadians through a couple exciting events.

The Spoken Word event will open the festival on February 12, 2023, in which D-Lishus, a poet of Jamaican heritage, will give a spoken-word performance. On February 18, 2023, Bryan Prince Booksellers will co-sponsor a night with singer-songwriter John Ellison, who will be playing some of his music and reading from his new autobiography Some Kind of Wonderful: The John Ellison Story. The event will also feature co-author Jon Wells.

Go to the Matapa Music and Arts Organization website for more information about Roots en Route and their events. To find out more about the John Ellison event, also visit Open Book: Ontario’s events page. The festival runs from February 12th-27th, 2013, so be sure to visit soon.

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