Every third Thursday Rebecca Dupas host Busboys and Poets Hyattsville. Your February feature is Joi Carter. Joi Carter, also known simply as JC, is a Baltimore native with a fiery sound and an engagingly spunky stage performance indicative of her love for 80's music and growing up in a household filled with the sounds of soca, funk and rock. As a former member of the Washington, D.C. based Go-Go band 'Mambo Sauce,' she has performed at some of the best live music venues in the United States including the House of Blues (New Orleans, Dallas, Anaheim, West Hollywood), the 9:30 Club, Fox Theatre, The Kennedy Center, 7th Street Entry, The National, The Norva and The Bowery Ballroom, along with local venues such as Jammin Java, State Theatre, Whitlows on Wilson, Recher Theatre and Rams Head Live (Baltimore) In 2009 Mambo Sauce released their debut album ‘The Recipe,’ followed by a 15-U.S. city tour in 2011, opening up for Grammy Nominated Reggae band SOJA. JC has also shined as a background singer for R&B crooner Carl Thomas and has toured internationally with 'The Pocket' a Washington, DC-based alternative-rock-reggae band. JC’s experience has taken her around the world from China to Mexico and now this dynamic performer brings her fierce energy center stage as a solo artist.Tickets Save
A Dose of Dupas Presents Coffee and Critiques (A writers Circle). Serving as the months intern guest critic is Poet, Host, and Author E-Baby. Eric "E-Baby" Smith started his love for writing poetry as a child. It was a skill that stayed deep inside of him, coming out periodically, but never permanently. In July of 2000, he heard poetry from his radio; Justine Love & Todd B. [WPGC 95.5] were hosting their Thursday night Love Talk & Poetry Cafe'. Once again, E’s words began to decorate the paper, and the minds of those who’ve read or heard them. He's opened concerts for R&B artist Me’shell N’degeOcello (7/14/02); Musiq Soul Child & Jaguar Wright (8/18/02); Heather Headley (3/6/03); Kevon Edmunds (9/20/03); Lyfe jennings (4/30/08); and Teedra Moses (7/28/14) when their tours stopped in Maryland and Washington, DC. After releasing his gift of writing poetry to microphones in the Washington DC area, E-baby has become the 2001 BlackWordsOnLine.com/Howard University Grand Slam Champion in Washington, DC; the 2002 Poetology 3rd Place Winner in Baltimore, MD; a 2003 Nuyorican Semi-Finalist in New York, NY; the 2nd Place winner at the 2005 Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD; and the Vicious Thursday’s Weekly Poetry Competition Winner (Aug. 8, 15, 22, & Sept. 5, 2002). In November 2004, E-Baby released his freshman CD, "My Thoughts Are In This Ink"; and in November 2010, his sophomore CD "Inktoxicated" was released. Both CDs bring the poetry event to your ears with poems that are acapella, poems with everyday noises, poems with a single instrument, and poems accompanied with a musical track done by some of Virginis, Maryland & DC's finest underground producers. The CDs have other artist [Picassa, Maxwell the Poet, Cala Lilly, DJtao (also produced tracks), and Chelsea to name a few] doing their original works. So, you get more than just E-Baby. [purchase on CD/BOOK page]. In October 2014, his self published book, "HAIKU-N-U, was realeased through LuLu.com. The love for writing haiku (short Japanese poems that are written in 3 lines, 17 syllables), was introduced to him by a fellow poet, JusMe. E-Baby considers him his 'poetical haiku sensei'. [purchase on CD/BOOK page]. Bring a pen and a open mind.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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