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Shaun Boothe

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Ontario
Languages: English

Hip hop artist. Motivational TEDx speaker. Creator of the Unauthorized Biography Series. Shaun inspires youth to live the life of their dreams. Using his award-winning musical talent, he shares his captivating hip hop biographies of heroes like Terry Fox and Malala Yousafzai so students come to realize the greatness we all have within. As a recording artist, his music videos have climbed the charts of MuchMusic's Top 30 Countdown. As a school presenter he has reached tens of thousands of students with his captivating performances, promoting literacy and the arts, creative expression, character education and positive life choices.


Shaun's ideas about identity and multiculturalism certainly made impressions on my students, and many actually went as far as to cite him in their final exam essays. I have tried time and again to get my students to consider the value of historical knowledge and interest beyond simply writing historical essays. Shaun presented this idea better than I ever could have. Jason Hawkins, Teacher, Crestwood Preparatory College, Toronto, ON
Our school absolutely loved Shaun, and we are Grades 4 to 9. Our kids and staff were in awe of the presentation and it could be by far the best presenter we've ever had. The presentation rated beyond what we could have hoped for! He touched our hearts and inspired many kids and staff. Mandi Connolley, Captain Nichola Coddard Junior High, Calgary, AB
Although we were familiar with the leaders you sang about (Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Terry Fox, Muhammad Ali, Bob Marley), your approach to their lives was so unique and refreshing that we learned a great deal more than any class or documentary could teach us in the same amount of time. You made each of their stories come to life and you perfectly illustrated how every one of them was a leader while highlighting the same traits that we can personally find within ourselves. Melissa MacIntyre, History Department Head and D.A.R.E. Leadership Advisor, Banting Secondary, London, ON

Performances & Workshops

Live Your Legacy

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 500+ students
Tech Requirements: projector, mic, speakers
Fee Range: $835 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

In the Live Your Legacy school presentation, Shaun Boothe motivates young audiences using rap songs that chronicle the extraordinary lives of cultural icons. His engaging take on the trails blazed by cultural giants like Martin Luther King, Terry Fox, Malala Yousafzai, Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, Oprah and others, imbues students with the courage to find their own paths and live up to their full potential. The multimedia program includes video projection and is pan-curricular, touching on history, social studies, character education, performing and literary arts and music.

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