Oddane Taylor emigrated to Canada in 2002 from Kingston, Jamaica. SKETCH, a Toronto-based organization that sees opportunity where so many others may overlook it, supported Oddane’s journey from homelessness to becoming an inspiring musician, performing artist, entrepreneur, youth worker, and motivational speaker.
Oddane’s lyrics touch on his journey from uncertainty to beat the odds. His melodies and rhymes are inspired by several styles, such as reggae, R&B, soul, pop, and hip hop and rap. Now, he’s giving back to the organization that played a major role in helping him achieve his goals.
Indie88 is pleased to premiere a mini-documentary on Oddane and the great work being done at SKETCH.
Watch this mini-documentary on inspiring musician, performing artist, entrepreneur, youth worker, and motivational speaker Oddane Taylor and the life-changing work being done at #SKETCHToronto.
Read more about Oddane here: http://bit.ly/2k5spDs
Posted by Indie88Toronto on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Oddane will be teaching lyric-writing workshops at SKETCH in 2017. Here’s a look at the Toronto-based artist’s latest video for the song “Say You Know Me”.
SKETCH’s mission statement:
SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.