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Watah School

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Watah School

The Watah School is a not-for-profit, holistic, artist development institute with a mission to nurture the artist as “healer, mentor and keeper of the sacred.” The Watah School provides a wide array of mentorship and training opportunities that incorporate d’bi.’s own Africentric artistic method “Sorplusi.” From its inception to present, Watah has facilitated the growth and development of over 300 artists locally, nationally, and globally through residencies, workshops, conferences, and one-on-one mentorship.

d’bi.young anitafrika is an internationally celebrated African-Jamaican-Canadian dub-artist, arts-educator and emerging theatre director whose cross-disciplinary explorations of identity, gender, sexuality and the human experience have made a mark on the Canadian and global cultural landscape. The Watah School was awarded this grant to support d’bi. in attending the Art of Leadership Course at The HollyHock Wellness Wisdom Arts & Leadership Centre on Cortes Island in British Columbia.