A fresh take on an open mic. Hosted and produced by Twin Cities duo E.G. Bailey + Sha Cage (MNSWA). This new monthly event happens at Bedlam Theater, every first Wednesday. It features the below listed four components in what promises to be a mix of humor, literary rendering, interesting guests, music, plus food + beverage.
Changemaker 2009: Shá Cage and Teen Summit Youth event links art, activism, leadership by Michele St. Martin “We helped everyone remember that we are ALL living and breathing changemakers. We all possess the potential to be a leader.” – Shá Cage It was girl-powered leadership that revolutionized the annual Teen Summit, said organizer Shá Cage. [...]
Minnesota’s finest poets from across the Twin Cities embark on a trip to Chicago, Illinois to represent Minnesota at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival, July 14th – 18th. Come witness the poets in full flair in an evening of high energy spoken word, poetry, foot stomping, music and dance.
Free Closing Night Peformance. All Ages • Friday • June 26th • 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Showcasing Teacher + Student Collaborations, along with special guests I Self Devine, e.g. bailey + Sha Cage, Chantz Erolin, Dancing Dave, the Quest for the Voice Youth Team and others. Coffman Union • The Whole • 300 Washington Avenue • University of MN. Presented by MN Spoken Word Association + the University of MN’s English Department
This is the second Spoken Word and Hip Hop Institute hosted by the MN Spoken Word Association (MNSWA) and the University of Minnesota’s English Department. This summit will bring together a number of distinguished Hip Hop and Spoken Word practitioners, scholars and poet-scholars from the Twin Cities and the Midwest. Highlights of the summit include networking, classes and workshops, a citywide performance showcase/finale, and open discourse around the practice, integration, and possibilities of spoken word poetics and hip hop in classes, research, community work, and curriculum.
After the participation of over 1000 people, including over 175 nomination ballots and over 30 judges in the spoken word and spoken word related communities in Minnesota and beyond, ranging from artists to organizers to promoters to press, and noted artists in the field, the winners of the 2009 Urban Griots Awards were announced at the Awards ceremony on April 3rd at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. With an audience of over 300 artists and fans, including a number of noted groundbreakers in the community, the Awards show was a resounding success. Votes were cast from locales as distant as Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, and many parts of the U.S., for 32 categories, with Peoples Awards and a Judges Awards being presented for each category, with the exception of the Hall of Fame categories, where there votes were combined to determine the inductees. In addition, a special Outstanding Contribution category was created and awarded to e.g. bailey, for all his work and efforts to create and organize the Urban Griots Award.
VOTING FOR THE URBAN GRIOTS AWARDS NOW OPEN NOMINEES AND VOTING BALLOT ANNOUNCED AWARD CEREMONY 3 APRIL 2009 @ VARSITY THEATER (MPLS) Quick Link to the Urban Griots Awards Voting Ballot: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s/118841/urbangriotsawardsvoting Quick Link to the Urban Griots Awards Show at the Varsity: – Myspace: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=60157230&blogId=480280 – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/?ref=sb#/event.php?eid=64617956274&ref=mf You may have heard the buzz [...]
An evening of historic recognition, noted nominees, awards, music and dance highlighting the magnitude of the celebrated Spoken Word community in the Twin Cities and beyond. Not to be missed performances by Twin Cities finest spoken word artists, bands, and DJs. The official 2009 National Poetry Month kick off, this evening is one of the most culturally diverse artistic gatherings held this year. A night to Celebrate and Remember!!
Curated by Laurie Carlos and e.g.bailey as part of the Non English/ Speaking Spoken Here Late Nite Series, the event will be an unprecedented evening of poetry, DJing, and electrifying Hip Hop layered with Spoken Word bringing together Miguel Algarin from New York with Twin Cities artists, Los Nativos, Tatiana Ormaza, and Emmanuel Ortiz.
The MN Spoken Word Association proudly presents the kick off tour of Spoken Word artist, Jessica Care Moore also featuring BLACK Elephant and Twin Cities female spoken word artists, on Saturday June 21, 2003 at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union (CMU) Theatre.