Ahmed somali Knowmadic

Ahmed Ali Knowmadic

Award winning poet Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali is a Somali-born Canadian who currently resides in Treaty 6 Territory [Edmonton, Alberta]. He is a full-time poet, writer, actor, comedian, speaker and youth worker.

In the few years that he has been active, Ahmed has been able to achieve international recognition for his witty, humorous and metaphorical style of poetry.

In 2011, Ahmed became the first Somali spoken word champion at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.

Ahmed’s dedication to the arts and his community is visible through countless of collaborations with organizations of all kinds.

In 2012, he was given the RISE award for community involvement in the arts and culture and, in 2013, the Artist in Residence at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle, Washington. Ahmed was also named a “Difference Maker” by the Edmonton Journal for his contribution to poetry in Edmonton. Continue Reading

Fellow brothers and sisters in Sudan. I and many other talented artist will be hitting the stage this Saturday at Kics…

Posted by Ahmed Knowmadic on Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Poetry is The Voice of Cultural Expression

Poetry is The Voice of Cultural Expression

Hello everyone! Long time no see/talk. Don’t worry, I have been busy creating. However, this is one of the projects that I took on this spring with a bunch of youth from across the world (But living in Edmonton). It was challenging but worth the final product. The youth worked hard to create a group… Continue Reading

Poetry is The Voice of Cultural Expression

Poetry is The Voice of Cultural Expression

Hello everyone! Long time no see/talk. Don’t worry, I have been busy creating. However, this is one of the projects that I took on this spring with a bunch of youth from across the world (But living in Edmonton). It was challenging but worth the final product. The youth worked hard to create a group…

2015 Emerging Artist Award

2015 Emerging Artist Award

Hello hello hello. Please take a seat and get comfortable. Have a cup of this imaginary tea while you read. *Extends cup* You better have took it! A while back, I was nominated for the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Awards by Muna Saleh. The category was a stacked Northlands Emerging Artist award. It included the likes of…

HAF Award & Moving Forward

HAF Award & Moving Forward

HAF Award & Moving Forward I’m back!!! Finally, I have an opportunity to sit back and write about the Halima Abdirazak Foundation Award & Moving Forward.  This past weekend Feb 20- 23 I was in Phoenix. Arizona. I was invited by Halima Abdirizak to perform for the launch of the Halima Abdirizak Foundation. So I thought.  It so…