Mehdi Cayenne

Singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor, radio columnist: Mehdi Cayenne is a free spirit from the Francophonie, a quick-witted chameleon who writes over, under, and outside the box. He has been offering writing workshops with MASC for 10 years now. Exploring the full palette of sonic textures, from the soft to the gritty, Cayenne has developed his eclectic, minimalist and evocative approach over his last four albums "Luminata" in 2011, "Na Na Boo Boo" in 2013, "Aube" in 2015 and "Radio Batata" in 2019. Charismatic, energetic, and edgy, he has won several awards, and has honed his performance on stages across Canada, as well as in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Armenia and Russia. 

Curriculum Links

Explore one's own culture and develop appreciation for other cultures; posture and voice; establishing links between imagery and concepts; evaluate the artistic quality of a spoken literary text; the importance of poetry and self-expression in community and history.


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Seniors
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French
French Immersion

School Performance

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Mehdi’s shows are a breath of fresh air! Delivered with pleasure and conviction, they blend song and spoken word poetry in an inclusive performance that leaves students of all ages amazed and inspired.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
400
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In Person and Online:
1 artist
Maximum: 400 students

One performance: 1 hour $365 + HST
In Person Only:
Two performances: same school in one half day $450 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $485 + HST
3 artists
Maximum: 1500 students

One performance: 1 hour $965 + HST
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School Workshop: Real Talk Time!

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

A relaxed and inspiring discussion and short performance, touching on various aspects of creativity in performance as well as all domains of life. An interesting and surprising ask-an-artist opportunity for students of all ages.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
60
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $380 + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $435 + HST
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School Workshop: A poetry slam

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

A friendly and competitive performance poetry show; a magical opportunity for free thought and free speech. Students express and impress themselves as they write their own poems individually or in groups, which they present at the end of the workshop.

Participants:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $380 + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $435 + HST
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School Workshop: Let’s write a song

Residency Workshop English French

With his legendary enthusiasm, guitar and/or electronic equipment and the student's creativity, Mehdi offers a custom songwriting workshop. It will be an unforgettable adventure with an accomplished singer-songwriter and instructor, blending the basics of composition, writing and singing.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
Half day: two 75 mins sessions $380 + HST
Full day: three 75 mins sessions $435 + HST

In person only:
Five full day residency: Includes recording of a song $2,220+ HST
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