“You can never really understand who I am, until you know exactly where it is that I come from” says Titilope Sonuga on From a Place a stirring rendition from her highly anticipated debut album “Mother Tongue”; a stirring piece of story telling, a perfect fusion of oral traditions and music that begs the listening to get a little closer.
There is no doubt that this emerging artist knows where she is from and wants to show you. Even with a wave of international recognition including a Canadian Authors Association Award winning collection of poetry, speaking alongside world renowned poets at the Achebe Colloquium on Africa and being hand picked to meet acclaimed poet Maya Angelou, Titilope’s feet are grounded in the home that raised her.
Her style of orature has captured audiences across Canada and internationally. On January 5th, she celebrates the release of Mother Tongue at Bogobiri House in an evening of stunning performance poetry and sultry grooves with very special guests.