On Thursday, hundreds of fans, top city staff and community leaders turned up at Brampton’s Rose Theatre to take in a world-class performance by Rupi Kaur who was later inducted into Brampton’s Arts Walk of Fame.
Fresh off the heels of a three-month international tour, Rupi Kaur returned to Brampton her hometown for a new show and special award presentation by Mayor Linda Jeffrey. The event was called ‘An Evening with Rupi Kaur’, co-presented by the City of Brampton, The Rose and Ontario Sikh Heritage Month, and it really captured the magic of her stage performance intertwined with musical interactions of poetry, art and theatre.
For those who are unfamiliar with this sensational artiste who is followed on social media by millions, Rupi Kaur is a poet, artist and performer who’s work over the last three years has taken the literary world by storm. Her newest book, ‘the sun and her flowers’—an instant global bestseller, is an artistic sibling to her debut, ‘milk and honey’—America’s best-selling book of 2017, that catapulted her to fame and global recognition (named one of BBC’s Top 100 Women).
Rupi explores a variety of themes in her work ranging from love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution. She’s a storyteller and chronicler—a repository of community and history. There’s a simplicity and nuance to her work that has found a home in the hearts of millions which include her 2.5 million Instagram followers. -CINEWS