Hullabaloo Artist Profile Apollo The Child

Khaleefa ‘Apollo the Child’ Hamdan is a spoken word poet, hip hop artist, radio host, youth worker and is the former co director of the Urban Legends Poetry Collective. Apollo created the free after school youth writing program Youth Speak with the Ottawa Public Library and he hosts the Home Invasion Show on CKCUFM. His cinepoem ‘My Hero Drives a Cab’ was featured on Button Poetry and he was part of the CBC documentary ‘In Their Words’. Apollo has represented Ottawa a total of 9 times nationally. Apollo continues to be an active part of the art scene as he continues to grow and spread positivity.
Apollo The Child will be opening up the festival with a feature performance as part of the Spoken Word Jamboree on Thursday April 22nd.  They will also be participating in the All Star Slam on Friday evening and leading a poet’s workshop on Saturday morning.  A veteran organizer and performer who has represented the Urban Legends Poetry Slam at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam multiple times, we’re thrilled to have him as part of our festival this year.  Welcome!