The #PeopleOfEmpower Series aims to shed light on mental well-being through the inclusion of young Arab individuals, in leadership positions, within their communities.
Sometimes all we need is a push.
Maybe a little tap on the shoulder.
Maybe a reminder.
Maybe… some inspiration.
In today’s day and age, we’re finding that everyday young people are battling mental illness, a lack of motivation, an identity crisis, and/or lack of hope. TheSoulfulPoet isn’t your average Spoken Word Artist. Having gone through the dog days of adapting to life in Canada as a 1st generation Immigrant, or dealing with low self-esteem, depression, and bullying throughout his schooling, or even leaving university to pursue his passion, Ali Al Hussaini, “TheSoulFulPoet”, is an artist that can be a voice for everyone. No matter what faith, ethnicity, age, race or gender, TheSoulfulPoet serves as a voice for the voiceless in more ways than one. A speaker, poet, workshop instructor, and listener are just a few of the many things TheSoulfulPoet prides himself in providing for people of all ages.
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LINK IN BIO!!! its the tears that you shed that will turn you to a man… journey #3. This one hurts.💔 1 in 4 women worldwide will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Every 9 seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten. In Canada, there is a need for male role models in the education system. As much as we want to teach our daughters to be careful around men, let’s teach our boys what it truly means to be a man. May you let no tear leave your eyes without touching your heart. 💧 VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO @marsbeats_ for coming in so clutch for me on the production, this album couldn’t have been completed without you brother✊🏼 #poetry #poetsofinstagram #new #poem #spokenword #rap #wordporn #poemsporn #words #deep #God #love #life #artist #youngartist #defjam #defpoetry #jampoetry #writer #art #writing #thesoulfulpoet #encouragement #greatness #wordsofwisdom #poetsofig #poetrycommunity
His writing journey began when he was only 7 years old, re-creating well-known fairy tales and giving them a new ending.
From there, TheSoulfulPoet went on to begin studying the art of Hip Hop, learning through videos from some of the greatest rappers in the history of Hip Hop, to picking up elements from the new age of rap music.
After taking some time to work on himself, TheSoulfulPoet began exploring new ways to convey his message to the world, until he stumbled upon an under-appreciated and relatively new genre of music, Spoken Word. From that moment onward, TheSoulfulPoet has committed himself to become the best Spoken Word Artist he could be, using his background in rap as well as classical music to create pieces that are enlightening, rhythmic and entertaining.
Ali Al Hussaini, aka, TheSoulfulPoet has gone on to perform around the world, most notably in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Detroit. He’s performed at galas organized by the United Nations, at camps, concerts, poetry shows as well as community centers. He also consistently competes in Ottawa’s Urban Legends Poetry Collective competition, winning the first slam of 2019 and going on to compete in the City Finals. TheSoulfulPoet is also a 2-time participant in Ottawa’s biggest annual poetry slam, the OG500.
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A dream that I genuinely never thought would come true, came true on August 29th. 2 years ago, I told myself that need my voice to be heard. I want to contribute to this world through art. On August 22nd, I released my debut album titled “Thorns” that’s now available on all streaming platforms. A week later, I hosted a release party for the album where I showcased all 6 videos of the album before their release. For the first time ever in my career, I could see the inspiration in the audience’s eyes, I could see their desire to improve, to grow and to prosper. That’s what Thorns is all about. After amazing performances from three of my favourite local artists in the city who I call my brothers @weareguiseofficial @capemusic3 and @poeticelements the time came for me to perform my album live, then premiere all the videos. After @bentelfordvisuals explained how he felt directing this project, the videos started rolling. By the end of it all, the crowd was on their feet clapping as I wished them a safe trip home and a good night. A standing ovation. A dream that was supposed to stay a dream, actually came true. Special thanks to @happygoatcoffee for providing us with the space Thanks to @hersiosman for capturing my dream on camera And lastly, thank you to all of you who have supported me since day one. Y’all are truly amazing. #poetry #poetsofinstagram #new #poem #spokenword #rap #wordporn #poemsporn #words #deep #God #love #life #artist #youngartist #defjam #defpoetry #jampoetry #writer #art #writing #thesoulfulpoet #encouragement #greatness #wordsofwisdom #poetsofig #poetrycommunity
On August 22nd, 2019, TheSoulfulPoet released his debut album titled “Thorns”, which is available now on all platforms!
The EMPWR team highly encourages more artists to share their work with us to help encourage more members to create for a cause.