wāni Le Frère
welcome to the tales of an afronaut
wāni is the 2016/17 Melbourne Slamalamadingdong grand slam champion, after winning the July Slam competition that qualified him for the grand Slam. He's also the Victorian College Of the Arts slam poetry champion for 2016 and was selected as one of the members representing Australia at the National Poetry Slam classic in Denver, Colorado in the United States this August of 2017.
Not only has wāni performed and hosted events but he is also the creative producer and director of numerous works, including Encre Noire, Sapologie, The Poetic Jazz sessions but also most Recently tales of an Afronaut.
Sapologie is celebration of the visions and voices of some of Melbourne’s most talented and boldest young black/brown artists with an evening of spoken word, music, story telling and more.
With Roots in The Congo, Sapologie embodies a vivid, unapologetic and stylish resistance.
Sapologie 2016 (photo credit: Nicola Dracoulis)