Friday August 6 at 8 pm, tickets $10. The fabulous and funny Rhoma Spencer returns to Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, with a new “Frankly Speaking” evening of Caribbean Comedy and the Oral Traditions (ole talk, picong, mauvais lang… loosely translated –“sassy gossip”). Call Artword Artbar at 905-543-8512 to reserve.
We’ll be supporting and participating in the Hamilton Carnival weekend of August 6th to 8th at Bayfront Park . (It’s Back… Bigger And Better!!!) : * 9 Big Bands From Toronto’s Caribana, * Entertainers and DJs from Trinidad, * Tassa, * Steelbands, * Sailor Bands, * Plus Lots Of Local Acts, Carnival Info: 289-389-1575
Rhoma Spencer is an award winning actor and director, play creator, comedienne and broadcast journalist from Trinidad and Tobago (TNT). Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Archipelago, her works has been critically acclaimed in the Globe and Mail, Now Magazine and the Toronto Star. (http://www.theatrearchipelago.ca/)
One of the pioneering women in the annual Paul keens Douglas€™ Talk Tent; a post carnival event for the oral traditions and comedy in Trinidad and Tobago, she performed in this forum for nine years before migrating to Canada in 1999.
In 1998, under the sobriquet Lady Spencer, she was a finalist in the International Soca Monarch Competition in Trinidad and Tobago and that year, her chart topping selection, Ring bi ding saw her winning a Sunshine Award in New York for Best Rapso. She then went on further to capture the Best New Artiste in the TNT Music Awards in 2000.
A well sought after MC in the Trinbagonian community in Toronto, Ms Spencer€™s brand of comedy prides itself on the Trinbagonian oral tradition of giving fatigue, ole talk and mauvais langue. She takes issues of the day and turns it on its head with a level of humour and hilarity. Rhoma can be seen in the second season of the TV sitcom Da Kink in my hair.