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04/03/2012 - No Comments!

BAM’s Poetry 2012, Fri., Mar. 9

For the past 5 or 6 years, Brooklyn Academy of Music has put together spring poetry performances for high school youth. I had the pleasure to perform with We Got Issues! fam in 2009 in addition to being one of the BAM teaching artists that preps the youth for what they see onstage.

Woot woot! I'll be performing again this year, doing a piece at the top of the show with Mo Beasley, Mahogany L. Brown, Jive Poetic, and Samara Gaev. It will be a definite family reunion that I'm looking forward to. This is the first year BAM is opening up the show to the general public.  Come this Fri., Mar. 9, and check out fly poetry, music, and dance at Poetry 2012: Grand Slam at BAM's Harvey Theater. Hosted by Baba Israel, tunes by DJ Reborn. Also performances by jessica Care moore, The Striver's Row, Mike McGee, Jamaal St. John, Ishmael Islam, Nene Ali, DJ Yako, Rokafella, and Kwikstep. Have a beautiful week, folks.

 

10/11/2011 - No Comments!

Youth Programs We Love: Save Sessions LA

My homeboy, DJ Phatrick, sent out a call a few weeks ago: a program he works with, Sessions LA, lost funding and they were raising the money to keep it going.  A click of a button and I learned that ¨Sessions LA is a DJ, music production, and recording Workshop for youth and young adults in Los Angeles.¨ What makes it even better? It’s free. In the midst of cut after cut to programming nationwide, let’s come together as a community and help each other stay up. Every dollar counts. Please click here to donate to SessionsLA and learn more about their work. - Jennifer Cendaña Armas