Mehdi Cayenne

Mehdi Cayenne is a songwriter, musician, poet and actor who's been performing across Canada since 2007. He has been seen slamming his poems in both official languages from Whitehorse to Wolfville. With the band Mehdi Cayenne Club, the debut LP "Luminata" was released in early 2011 - amongst other things, the ensuing buzz has led them to perform at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, as well as opening for bands such as Random Recipe, Radio Radio and Ariane Moffatt. His lead performance in the play "Afghanistan" (Théâtre La Catapulte) earned him a Prix Rideau Award nomination for Outstanding Male Performance, along with taking home the Emerging Artist Award. Mehdi is also an accomplished pedagog, having facilitated workshops around the country for tens of thousands of people.

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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English
French
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:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, General Public, 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:
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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