Every 1st Tuesday Rebecca Dupas hosts Busboys and Poets at Takoma Park. Your December feature is Black Root. Jamaal 'Black Root' Collier is a multidisciplinary performance artist and teaching artist who channels his art form through theatre, vocal percussion, emceeing (Rapping), singing, spoken word poetry and hosting events. His mission is always to communicate, entertain, enlighten, and grow with his audience. Root knows he has as much to learn from his performances as those who witness them .Tickets Save
Coffee & Critques -November 5th @ 6:00pm TELL YOUR FRIENDSShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via Email ￼ Poet Rebecca Dupas Alternative Washington, DC Venue Address (Get Directions) Coffee & Critques 713 W. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD21201 Date and Time Thursday, November 5th at 6:00pm ￼Add to my Calendar Age Limit All Ages Details A dose of Dupas presents Coffee and Critiques. Serving as this month's interim quest critic is published poet and Slam champion HanaLyn Colvin. HanaLyn Nicknamed "The Blonde Bombshell" and dubbed "the Anita Baker of Spoken Word" for her take on relationships, HanaLyn tackles the complex issues of love, sex, race, and cultural bigotry through her lyrical poetry and powerful spoken word. Born in Baltimore, she moved to NYC after graduating school. She performed at the legendary CBGB's and quickly carved out a niche for herself on the spoken word scene from Harlem to Queens. Now home in Baltimore, HanaLyn has released two CDs – Between the Lines and Revolutionary: The Blonde Bombshell. She was a frequent performer onOne Mic TV and the Poets’ Lounge and regularly features throughout Maryland, Philadelphia, and DC at such venues as the Art of Conversation, Storytellers, Be Free Fridays, Bare Soul, Busboys and Poets, and Spit Dat. She was a featured performer at the 2010 National Underground Spokenword Poetry Awards (NUSPA). In 2012 HanaLyn performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the Women of the World festival, at Penn State University in the XX Chromosome Genome Project, and at the Creative Alliance for their Voices and Choices concert directed by Broadway choreographer CJay Phillip. Bring a pen and an open mind.Save
Every 3rd Thursday Rebecca Dupas hosts Busboys and Poets at Hyattsville. Your November feature is Malachi Bryd. Proud Washington D.C. native Malachi Byrd is an eighteen year old, rising sophomore at Princeton University. The captain and co founder of ContraVerse, his high school slam team, Malachi led the team to the 2014 Louder Than a Bomb DMV title. He also is a 2 time member of the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team, including the 2014 winners of the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival. A rapper, poet, scholar, and activist, Malachi has won numerous awards and scholarships, and has performed twice on Lexus Verses and Flow, at protests on the national mall, the Kennedy Center, and South Africa. He is the self-proclaimed first senator of Washington D.C., (Vote Byrd 2032) and will use his education to help tackle problems of inequality and inequity in urban environments. An outspoken feminist and ally, Malachi uses his poetry as introspection, self-discovery, and activism. He never shies away from his Blackness and makes that evident in his second release of poems, Which Picture Would They Use? (2015), which is currently available. Also, his first mixtape, 40 With The Flu, is scheduled to drop this winter.Save
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Nothing about Rebecca’s poetry speaks to her quiet, reserved nature. Perhaps, it is something about her passion, something about the stage, something about the microphone that illuminates her boldness, something that grabs your attention, something that moves you.
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