Partners The Well Foundation
The Well Foundation is a collaboration embodying the community building efforts of Hip Hop in the Park, Cypher Wild, Aerosol Academy, and Poet Tree. These orgnizations are well versed in the use of youth driven culture to promote the well being of the mind body and soul through the exploration of identity and artistic expression. They currently host a bi-weekly electronic drum circle known as Sampler Café on alternating Saturdays from 4-8pm.
Partners Breath in Poetry
The Breath in Poetry Collective is a group of like minded individuals who have been promoting the philosophy of breathing in experiences for the purpose of breathing out poetry. Founded by sister Titilope Sonuga in 2009, the collective has been happy to call a venue as rich in culture as Massawa it's home. BIP runs every Tuesday between February and November 7-9pm, and hosts open mic events as well as workshops, national spoken word feature poets, and poetry slams.
Partners Sampler Café
Part drum circle/ and part audio sampling crash course, Sampler Café is all about sharing the positive rhythmic soundwaves known as 'Dem Feels'. A perfect space to simply feed off of the positive energy being generated or to join the cypher circle with your own sampler unit. Just be sure to bring a 1/4 inch patch cable, and plug straight into the mixer. Everybody is welcome!
Amazing food and atmosphere. In the evenings, Massawa hosts live music, spoken word and community talks. During the day, the cafe is chill and perfect to do work at. Pleasant staff and large windows make it feel cozy and homely.Linh Lu
Great food, great people. I go to Massawa whenever I need to feel at home and cozy up with the best hot chocolate in town. My wallet and my tummy go home happy. Plus the people who show up for poetry and other arts events fill my heartCharlotte Cranston
I come out to Massawa Cafe on Tuesdays for The Breath In Poetry night. This is my favourite downtown joint. The food is excellent as is the coffee. Bonus, the prices are really reasonable. Great staff!Corine Demas