BIPOC Open Mic ft Janice Jo Lee – Winnipeg
With Live Painting by Jessica Canard
Thurs July 4, 2019
Forth Cafe, Winnipeg
$10 or Pay What You Can
The Open Mic is for BIPOC (black, indigenous, persons of colour)
All are invited to attend the show
8-8:40pm Janice Jo Lee
9-11pm Open Mic
Winnipeg! Come down for an evening of soulful folk music, strong feminist content, and anti-racist anthems for the people. I am getting to know Winnipeg better and inspired by the QT/BIPOC arts community in town. Please come by, it would be really special to connect and share some intentional art space. -Janice.
Janice Jo Lee (she/her) is an award-winning folk-soul singer songwriter and spoken word poet, from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. Lee is a hard femme queer radical passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy. In her work she explores contemporary challenges we face in feminism, anti-racism, LGBTQ2 rights, the state, the environment, friendship and community. She performs with a powerful voice, her Korean jangu drum, guitar, and trumpet. Her songs are deeply poetic, felt right in the gut, or floating on air. Janice is a trickster on stage, disarmingly funny and off-the-cuff. In Waterloo Region she organizes with Rainbow Reels Queer and Trans Film Festival and the KW Poetry Slam. In recent years she has performed at ArtsWells (Wells, BC), Vancouver Poetry Slam, Hillside (Guelph), In the Soil (St Catharines), Hot Damn It’s A Queer Slam (Toronto), Kultrun (Kitchener), Home County (London), and Pervers/cité (Montréal). Stay tuned for upcoming albums Ancestor Song, and Lonely is the Lullaby.