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A Night of Effluence and Manuela

Happy Family day everyone. I hope your day has been great. Tomorrow
we are featuring two amazing artists. Both who have performed at Rouge before.

We are still celebrating Black History Month, and the Breath in Poetry is committed on bringing artists who are of African origin. We are fortunate to not only Have Effluence, but Manuela as well. It is going to be a great Night of poetry and music. Both have performed at Rouge and amaze the crowd.

Doors open at 8pm  Rouge Lounge is located at 117 and Jasper


Effluence, originally from St.Vincent and the Grenadines has been writing poetry since her early teen-age years. She then started acting in dramatic plays and writing monologues. It was in Toronto that she started preforming spoken word-poetry at “Roc da Mic” and various other venues. Most of her works revolved around violence against women, racism , and political constraints. Since moving to Edmonton she has been involved with the B.I.P Collective, N.E.X.T fest, the Jali compilation and much more. Previous winner of the Royal Canadian Legion poetry contest, and public speaking competitions. She is currently working on her book “Poetry Noir”

Visit her site for more info at


It’s not every day you meet someone who has lived in eight different cities within four different countries on three different continents. Not to mention, all before the age of 23. MANUELA, a soulful singer-songwriter, who was born in Kenya to Kenyan and Swiss parents, has now settled down just outside of Edmonton, Alberta in Sherwood Park.

Now 26, her sweet fusion of pop, jazz, soul and indie fervor soars on the wings of her wander-lust. MANUELA pulls her sound from influences such as, the UK’s Corinne Bailey Rae and her pop-jazz acoustic guitar sounds to a melding of John Mayer, India.Arie, and, in her opinion, the “BIG 3” Alanis Morissette, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Her songs are full of messages of love and hope. telling the tales of real-life experiences and gospel convictions. MANUELA can confidently play in any room. Be it with just her acoustic guitar or with her band, MANUELA will always deliver an intimate and powerful performance, displaying both her exceptional vocal talent and control and her ability to, musically, accompany herself.

More on Manuela at her site


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