This has been a long time coming, but Brandon Wint is finally featuring at Capital Slam!
Brandon showed up on the Ottawa Spoken Word scene in late 2008. He was talented right off the bat. He came out to Capital Slam and by the end of the season he was clearly the Rookie of the Year and had earned his way into the Semi-Finals.
It was the Finals that year where the phenomenon know as Brandon Wint REALLY appeared. In a field that included people like Ian Keteku, OpenSecret, Poetic Speed, PrufRock, Rusty Priske, Ritallin… it was Brandon who blew the crowd away and earned a spot on the CapSlam team.
That team went to CFSW in Victoria and brought home the National Slam Championship.
Many things can be said about that team. They have to be in any conversation about the greatest CFSW teams ever and Brandon was the heart of the team.
Not content with that, this group of poets formed The Recipe and quickly became known as the top spoken word troupes in the country.
Still not content, Brandon made the CapSlam team again the NEXT year (2010) and once again the team won the National Championship. While making the team, Brandon debuted a poem called ‘Poetry in Motion’ that would later be made into a video that is…simply beautiful.
Now it is time to show our respect to Brandon Wint while basking in the glow of his words.
November 19th, Capital Slam is proud to present Brandon Wint at Capital Slam. Mercury Lounge. Doors and Sign-up at 6:30pm. $8 and free for performers.