LIVE! From Busboys and Poets An open mic talent showcase for all performers. Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician, or any other type of performer, we want to see what you've got. Come showcase your talent!
Tonight's host is Bomani Armah
As he so aptly puts it, “I’m not a rapper, I’m a poet with a hip-hop style.” Bomani Armah is an artist, producer and "edutainer" most known for his internet smash hit “Read a Book," the subject of a short animated film that debuted on BET in June 2007 to much critical acclaim and controversial backlash. His 2008 release, "Radio Friendly," blends his fluid and funky production style with his insight-fully poetic yet accessible lyrics. As a editorial writer, he has been published in The Washington Post and TheRoot.com. Bomani is the current D.O.P.E. (Director of Poetry Events) has been hosting at Busboys and Poets since it’s opening.
The list to perform opens at 10:30 pm. Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in a forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.
Our Tribal Statment
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.