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 three albums "Luminata" in 2011, "Na Na Boo Boo" in 2013 and "Aube" in 2015. Charismatic, energetic, and edgy, he has won several awards, and has honed his performance on stages across Canada and Europe with various renowned artists. After multiple shows in Canada as well as in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Armenia and Russia, he has returned to share his new album, "Radio Batata", recorded in Vancouver, in Montreal, in Ottawa , and in Paris.

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; learning the importance of poetry and self-expression in community and history.


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French Immersion

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, Youth at Risk
Maximum:
400
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $360 + HST
Two performances: same school in same half day $445 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $480 + HST

Join Mehdi for the larger style of his trio formation.
Maximum: 1500 students
One performance: 1 hour $960 + HST
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Real Talk Time!

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

A relaxed and inspiring discussion, as well as a short performance, touching on various aspects of creativity, in performance but also in all domains of life. A very 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:
Half day: two 75 mins sessions $375 + HST
Full day: three 75 mins sessions $430 + HST
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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, Teachers, General Public, Youth at Risk
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
Half day: two 75 mins sessions $375 + HST
Full day: three 75 mins sessions $430 + HST
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