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Montréal 2017 ISPA Congress - Ahmed Ali
Montréal 2017 ISPA Congress

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Ahmed Ali

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
SESSION 1 | Identity, Diversity and Creativity

Mercredi 24 mai 2017
CONFÈRENCE 1 | Identité, pluralité, créativité

Ahmed 'Knowmadic' Ali
Speaker | Conférencier

Spoken Word Poet, Entertainer and Educator, Canada

Slameur, artiste et enseignant, Canada

  Ahmed 'Knowmadic' Ali is an award winning Somali-born spoken word poet, entertainer and educator. He is known to engage social issues with a humorous, but compelling perspective. In 2011, Ahmed Ali was part of the triumphant team that won the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word championship. He is the co-founder and current artistic director of the Breath In Poetry Collective. Ahmed sits on several community boards, including the Edmonton Arts Council, where he chairs the Equity Committee. Visit his website at for more info. Follow Ahmed's journey through his twitter and Facebook artist page by searching @Aknowmadic.

  Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali est un slameur, artiste et enseignant primé d’origine somalienne. Il est reconnu pour aborder les problèmes sociaux avec humour mais de façon engageante. En 2011, Ahmed Ali faisait partie de l’équipe qui a remporté le championnat du Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Il est également le cofondateur et le directeur artistique du collectif Breath in Poetry. Ahmed est membre de plusieurs conseils communautaires dont le Edmonton Arts Council, au sein duquel il préside le comité d’équité. Pour plus d’informations sur lui, on peut consulter son site web ( ou suivre ses pages d’artiste Facebook et Twitter (@Aknowmadic).