French and the creative process: A rich universe for Yao

Posted on Thursday, March 4, 2021

A picture of Yao

An emblematic figure of the Francophone music scene, Yao, whose full name is Yaovi Hoyi (BSocSc ’09 and ’15), invites his listeners into a musical universe alive with poetry.

As a singer-songwriter and public speaker who loves slam, poetry, music, and entrepreneurship, Yao has performed on stages all around the world. He is a proud champion for Francophonie culture and for promoting the French language among young people.

To launch Mois de la Francophonie, we talked to this proud Franco-Ontarian and University of Ottawa alumnus.

To learn more about this talented artist whose passion for his mother tongue is contagious, click here!

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