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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Slam Poet Koyczan Bends 2 Billion Ears at Olympics

East Van spoken Word enthusiasts got an unexpected treat last night during the opening cerimonies of the 2010 Winter Games, when local slam poetry legend Shane Koyczan wowed the crowd with his inspirational poem "We Are More".  The ceremonies drew a record audience, thanks to the internet.  Here's another version of the poem compliments of YouTube.

For those of you on Facebook, my buddy Paul Fischer did a great video mashup using this piece.  Very worth checking out.

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5 Comments:

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed, actually, that Koyczan has joined in celebrating Canada's pandering to corporate fascism in the form of the Olympics. This is not, to me, what Canada should be about (and we DON'T replant what we cut down--enough!)

 
At 2:34 AM, Blogger gamine67 said...

well yes i agree we don't replant what we cut down but the poem aside from that was great and the delivery was great and well very cool that the olympics is honouring the arts in it's way... enough already with slamming the olympics you have to admit the athletes and the whole shebang is impressive and one can't help but be inspired at some point
s atkinson

 
At 1:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is money well spent...better that than the money going to peoples that are living off the system due to their sense of entitlement!

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

better than spending the money on lazy ass people who do not want to contribute and work!

 

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