WRITE ON! Spoken Word + Hip Hop Institute 2011 presented by MN Spoken Word Association in partnership w/ the U of M’s Theater + Dance Dept. Two weekends: Fri May 20th – Sun May 22nd Fri June 10th – Sun June 12th 10:00 – 2:00pm Rarig Center (University of MN) 330 – 21st Avenue South [...]
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!!
Through hip-hop, poetry and the many strands of oral traditions, have permeated pop culture. Minneapolis is ground zero for the first national symposium of spoken word performance, SINGERS OF DAYBREAK. The two-day conference is a whirlwind of dialogue, jams, workshops, video, and film showings, capped by an exhilarating evening of performances.
The art of spoken word is an ancient art form rooted in the oral tradition recognized in the griot tradition of Africa, the bardic tradition of Europe and the Middle East, the itinerant Tamil poets of India and the cantos singers of South America. Spoken word as it is practiced today is a rhythmically based performance of poetry that is steeped in influence of these traditions. Recognizing the rise of spoken word as an art form in the community in the last 10 years, the Minnesota Spoken Word Association presents the Twin Cities first symposium dedicated to the art of spoken word.