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Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles

Program and component
Arts Across Canada, Foreign Artist Tours

Community
Moncton, New Brunswick

Field of practice
Literature

Grant amount
$30,000

Fiscal year
2020–21

Festival International de Slam/Poésie en Acadie Presents Slam and Poetry Thanks to Digital Technology

Three women sit at a table in a room lined with tapestries, interacting with people in a virtual meeting shown on a screen behind them.
The hosts of the Festival international de slam/poésie en Acadie, which took place from February 16 to 28, 2021: (left to right) Marie-Noëlle Steinbach, Marie-Danielle Beybro and Marie-Thérèse Landry.
Photo courtesy of Marie-Thérèse Landry

The fourth Festival international de slam/poésie en Acadie welcomes 36 artists from 13 countries and broadens its digital avenues.

Slam in all its glory

The Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles held its fourth Festival international de slam/poésie en Acadie online. The Festival invited 13 countries—36 artists in total—to take part in three rounds of the Coupe de slam de l’Acadie, a spoken-word arts competition won by Ivorian artist C’Katcha. With its three open mics, the festival was able to present 50 performances. A school-focussed component shone a light on 10 artists, five from New Brunswick and five from outside Canada.

A broader audience thanks to digital technology

Due to the pandemic, this special edition of the event was livestreamed on YouTube as a series of video conferences. A dozen related workshops enhanced the festival and enabled it to expand its audience abroad. Future editions will be presented both in person and online.

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