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Sample Remote Residency: Frank Sentwali

Note: This is a example residency page based on a real residency that COMPAS facilitated in November 2020. For more information on that residency, read our blog!

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Spoken Word Poetry with Frank Sentwali

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January 19th – 27th, 2021

About Your Teaching Artist

Frank Sentwali was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He began writing raps and immersing himself in hip-hop at age 11. Frank is the creator of Edu-Poetic Enterbrainment, a Twin Cities spoken word and music ensemble. Edupoetic Enterbrainment has played two tours of the Pacific Northwest and produced three full length CDs. They have been nominated for the Minnesota Music Awards three times in two different categories. Frank has spent years in the education system as a tutor, teacher and mentor. He currently co-facilitates S.E.E.D. (Sentwali Entertainment Education Division), presenting programs in schools and community centers.

About Your Residency

This virtual residency is comprised of a 6-video lesson complete with performances and instruction by Frank Sentwali, spoken word viewing recommendations, class directives, power point slides, writing samples and more. Students will write original poetry, style-write it for performance, learn a variety of theatre and performance skills, and perform final presentations.

Before You Begin
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COMPAS is an arts education nonprofit that puts creativity in the hands of Minnesotans, regardless of their age, background, or skills. Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, COMPAS teaching artists deliver creative experiences and arts programming across Minnesota.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.