Award winning spoken word artist, published poet and arts educator Lamoi continues to be a force to reckon with in the GTA. A Change Agent to art and culture she has been an active spoken word artist since 2008, performing on various stages, and facilitating workshops throughout Toronto, and the Peel Region.
Lamoi is the founder and creative director of Reckless Arts Collective, an organization that produces artistic events and workshops to those in the GTA. Cultivating a space for artists to create and perform, Reckless Arts Collective continues to allow emerging artists to grow in artistic excellence.
Besides performing, the Brampton native also offers her expertise through her coaching and mentorship program, the intensive program assesses the needs and goals of each individual artist. Accepted artists have the opportunity to work alongside Lamoi throughout the season in scheduled meetings and interactive workshops.
ABOUT AWA NIAGARA FALLS FESTIVAL
Founded in 2011 by international artist Sonia Aimy, African Women Acting (AWA) is an incorporated non-profit organization. The organization aims to empower, promote and preserve African cultural arts of all modalities in Ontario. These include vocal and instrumental music, theatre, dance, visual arts, spoken word, story-telling and poetry.
In order to comprehensively achieve our goal, we ardently support female African artists and those of the diaspora and champion related issues. As we are a community of women, the agenda of addressing social activism for social issues such as sexism, discrimination, racism, homelessness, gender-based violence and mental health are some aimed at to eradicate. Through artistic expressions, AWA brings these issues to light and offers knowledge, support and solutions.
Although AWA prioritizes promoting female African artists, we strongly believe in inclusivity in the arts community. We encourage partnerships and collaborations with artists of all genders, ethnicities and religious or spiritual beliefs.