Black Artistic Expressions in BC: Shad

On November 16, join us as we welcome Shad as our third guest performer in a four-part virtual series of events centred on joy and resilience, fun, and activism that bears witness to what it means to be Black in BC.

Juno Award-winning rapper, Shad, is considered a leading voice in Canadian rap. With his six studio albums–four of which have been shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize–Shad has developed a reputation for skillfully blending pop craftsmanship with serious subject matter, from the personal to the political and philosophical.

Shad has also lent his voice to the industry in other ways – as the host of CBC Radio’s “q” and as current host of Netflix’s Peabody Award-winning docuseries Hip Hop Evolution.

Black Artistic Expressions in B.C. is a community-university collaboration developed in partnership between local Black artists, IBPOC Connections: Staff and Faculty, and the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education at the University of British Columbia. Join us at the heart of each month for a celebration of Black lives, Black culture and activism, and Black musical and poetic expression.

UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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