SPOKEN WORD ARTIST. FILM PRODUCER. PAINTER.
Affrica Spence, is a proud second generation Jamaican Canadian. A lover of all things arts with a specialty in film creation, painting and spoken word poetry. They have completed both film production and film studies training at Concordia University and the NYFA.
Affrica has also garnered notice as an official selection in several film festivals including but not limited to: the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, Montreal Independent Film Festival, WebFest T.O and the NY International Arts Festival.
As for painting and spoken word, this self taught artist has performed for organizations such as Toronto Artscape and been featured in galleries such as the BC Penticton Gallery. From 2018 to present day most of her attention has been building a passion project, Voetry, a docu-series as well as anthology that combines spoken word poetry and visual arts.
“ VOETRY is my baby… Started out as me frustrated and trying to practice film. I had to think about what was worth capturing?
Video and poetry have always been some of the deepest parts of me, so that’s what I now do!
I film spoken word poetry and love it. From filming, directing, casting, editing, designing to straight writing some pieces, this is my joy. This is my love. This is VOETRY. ”
– A. Odessa Spence