Soul Jah Ras is a joint venture of Toronto spoken word and poetry slam pioneers, and Canadian immigrants Dane Swan and Dan D’Onorio. In total the two have performed in over a quarter century of municipalities across North America as poets. Dan and Dane are members of the Southern Ontario collective of emerging writers and performance poets known as the Toronto Slam Family Poetry Collective.
The “Slam Fam” features writers from Burlington, Brampton, the Greater Toronto Area, and of course Toronto. In 2007, to help expand the reach of spoken word and slam poetry, the two formed Soul Jah Ras. Soul Jah Ras have been a central figure in Toronto’s poetry scene since inception. As well as, producing, book launches, spoken word galas and working on recording studio projects the two founded, and ran the $100 Poetry Slam from 2007-2011
In 2009 Dan and Dane co-produced the Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam with TPP, UFTR and Toronto’s “Slam Fam.” This three day poetry slam culminated with performances at Toronto’s historic Bloor Cinema.
Currently the Soul Jah Ras team are involved in various workshops, musical projects (as D.C.), and guest hosting events.
For more information, and bookings contact Dan, and Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org