MotionLivein association with Cric Crac Collective proudly present the world premiere of ANEEMAH’S SPOT by Toronto spoken word poet, emcee and Playwright-in-Residence at Obsidian Theatre, Motion, as part of the SummerWorks Festival at the Lower Ossington Theatre,August 9-18th. Directed by Dian Marie Bridge, and starring Araya Mengesha and Amanda Parris, ANEEMAH’S SPOT is supported by Obsidian Theatre Company, with musical direction by DJ L’Oqenz.
Aneemah (a poet) and Wan (an emcee) are bought together in the hours after the funeral of their childhood friend “G.” Ina theatrical remix of dialogue, rhyme and spoken word,Aneemah and Wan struggle with the untimely death, violence and imminent threats that surrounds the tragedy. In the safe house of Aneemah’s apartment, known as ‘the base,’ Aneemah and Wan are forced to challenge their pasts, face their present, and choose how they will navigate life from this moment on.
First created in Obsidian’s Playwright’s Unit, ANEEMAH’S SPOT had its debut workshop production in bcurrent’s 2011 Rock Paper Sistahz Festival. ANEEMAH’S SPOT now takes the next step of its journey with the world premiere at the 2012 Summerworks Festival. The Summerworks production of ANEEMAH’S SPOT stars TV/film/theatre actor Araya Mengesha (War Horse, AnotherAfrica, Nurse.Fighter.Boy) as Wan, and playwright/performer and co-founder of Lost Lyrics Amanda Parris (32C, The Whores, A Question Remains) who plays the title character, Aneemah.
This is a song meant to Motivate and Energize those who have been through struggle and understand what it is to have things occur in your life that take the wind out of your sails. It is a song that serves to activate the Reality that even in hardships we have no choice but to keep on Striving and to keep on Pushing on with our goals and aspirations. Kolor Brown always seems to sense when I need a beat to speak on something and comes through at the necessary times. When thinking about the visuals needed to convey the message I knew it needed a driving movement and Parkour was my choice of vehicle, with the talented Trevor De Groot who tirelessly did flips and stunts over and over to capture the required angles. Much Respect to World champion Jiu Jitsu artist Mark Simon who came through for the video. Much Love to ONE who is an Amazing young man that I know is destined for Greatness! Honor to my Crown A’ Thornz Fam who constantly push me to be a better reflection of self and to LIVE UP!
Written and Perfromed by: Eklipz @
Produced by: Kolor Brown for Spott Music@
Recorded by: Scotty P @ 187 Studio’s
Mixed and Mastered by: Kolor Brown
Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
A very dope first taste of new posthumous music from our baby girl Aaliyah featuring OVO and 40.
There’s rumors of Drake executive producing the project but so far nothing officially confirmed. But given how influential she’s been on both him and 40’s style I think having them and Timbo/Missy involved in the project could be a great thing.