Tickets purchased in store are cash only - $5
Wednesday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
As a spoken word artist from the DC metropolitan area, the same versatility upon grabbing a mic to take his audience on a journey in his pen, is also embodied in his performance. PAGES is a poet and emcee originally from Cameroon, Africa. His features have included The Kennedy Center; colleges and universities such as Columbia University; & BETJ Lyric Café. He has touched stages with the likes of Ainsley Burrows and Oveous Maximus, opened for Raheem DeVaughn & Chrisette Michelle, Afrika Bambaataa to name a few. He is also founder and co-president of Da Movement Poetz, a performance based arts group geared towards reaching mainly young adults via the arts. In addition to winning multiple local slams, he is also the 2010 DC Grand Slam Champion, two-time member of the Busboys and Poets DC Slam team (which finished in top 13th in the nation in 2011 National Poetry Slam Competition), and co-hosts GraffitiDC, one of D.C.’s newest ground-breaking premier Slam Series presented by Beny Blaq Ent. Currently, if he is not somewhere rocking a stage, he works as a creative writing teacher and leads workshops throughout various universities, and elementary to high schools.
Sean B. is not your average spoken word artist. His lyrics are accessible to both a well read listener as well as someone who may be completely new to the spoken word scene. At 22 years of age Sean has already establish himself as a publish author, with is first book “ Pendulum Play: A Literary LP” which can be found on Barnes and Nobles website, Amazon, and various online book retail sites. Sean B has also put together his own one man show "Stride right", A member of the 2010 urban word slam team; champions of the Brave New Voices international slam festival hosted in Los Angeles. He has been featured on a MTV pepsi refresh campaign commercial, HBO brave new voices, and toured countlessly throughout the United States and abroad. Currently he continues to make an effort to give back to the spoken word community by organizing workshops for under served youth and producing his own poetry slams under the banner of his own brand ThePoetreeCo.
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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.
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