A DIVERSE ARTIST
Dana is a Haitian born poet and emcee. Now an independent home-based artist, Dana has a voice that naturally commands attention. His diverse lyricism springs from unique life history, experiences and an extensive spoken word background. Dana has made a multitude of internationally collaborative music through the help of social media. Notably, he has several hip-hop mixtapes and a self-published poetry chapbook (Just Another Day's Work), released to glowing audience response. Check out Dana’s podcast: ‘‘Dana’s Show About Stuff’’ available to stream on most platforms. Dana is currently working on expanding his artistic resume, focusing on building his own brand that makes use of all his skills.
In 2009, the London (Ontario) Poetry Slam became Dana's creative outlet. He was part of the London's Poetry Slam team at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Ottawa (2010), and again the very next year in Toronto (2011). He was Grand Slam Champion in London (2011); and travelled as London's representative to the inaugural 2010 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) in Vancouver. Dana is integral to the Vancouver and Kwantlen Poetry Slams. He teaches poetry with Vancouver Poetry House’s WordPlay program and Williams Lake’s Puddle Poetry in the Schools project, coming in Fall 2019 to BC Interior schools. An independent of 12 top finalists at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam 2013, Dana represented with Surrey Kwantlen University's first and third team in 2014 & 2016 as the Grand Slam Champion on both occasions. In 2019, Dana was the crowd-rousing featured poet at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam.