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SAY WORD! 2012 Youth Poetry Festival Press Release

SAY WORD! 2012 Youth Poetry Festival Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sha Cage sha.mnswa@gmail.com Media Advisory 2 April 2012 Annual Say Word! Youth Poetry Festival PUTS MN YOUTH ON THE MAP Middle School and High School poets will perform original works alongside Twin Cities luminaries Villa Rosa (Maria Isa and Muja Messiah), Truthmaze, DJ Stage One, Crescent Moon (of Kill the Vultures), [...]

Def Poetics Open Mic -kudos

Def Poetics Open Mic -kudos

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.

Urban Griots Awards at Varsity Theater • April 3rd

Urban Griots Awards at Varsity Theater • April 3rd

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!!

Singers of Daybreak + Carl Hancock Rux: Spoken Word Comes of Age

Singers of Daybreak + Carl Hancock Rux: Spoken Word Comes of Age

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.

Singers of Daybreak 2001 featuring Carl Hancock Rux

Singers of Daybreak 2001 featuring Carl Hancock Rux

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.