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Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | April 4, 2013 | Kom Hosts Featuring Tasha Jones

Busboys and Poets

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | April 4, 2013 | Kom...

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Thursday 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.

 

KomWhere Langston Hughes meets Mos Def," he walks like a poet and talks like an MC. Poet/writer. Hip-Hop Artist. Host. Author. Actor. Educator. Professional.He closes his eyes and the stage becomes GOD's ear; every poem a secret, every rhyme a confession.
From national college tours to opening for Floetry, Jill Scott, Raheem Devaughn, Doug E Fresh, Wale and many more this Brooklyn bred lyricist has moved crowds to action to tears, to love, to laughter and to inspiration.
A well-respected writer, not just a poet, and a captivating performer, Kom has the ability to take any audience anywhere he wants them to go and suspend their interest within the movies he films with words.
His accolades include consecutive season performances on BET Lyric Café, works aired on VH1 Soul and MTVU as well as reviews in The Source magazine (May 2009, P. 88). Above all that however, his fans love him, his peers respect him and his pen trusts him. Kom is an artist among artists and will always push the envelope and the margins forward.

 

Tasha JonesThe youngest Indiana Poet Laureate nominee, is an activist, poet, author, educator, lecturer, musician, and motivational speaker. A virtuosic performer, with an acute ability to interlace complex threads with conventional wisdom. Her works are unique in which, Jones brilliantly marries the art of story telling to the audaciousness of Hip Hop which breeds Literature in full throttle. A prolific writer, Tasha Jones soothes the soul and heals the body with words that cleverly infuses everyday life experiences with scripture to create works that empower. The diversity in her writings garner HOPE.

The ardent fervor Jones exemplifies in performances is matched by her commitment to community. She is front runner in the literacy movement creating The Write Me Project curricula and I MUST READ to lend solutions the problem. Active with HIV/AIDS education in which, she penned Silent Killer, her first commissioned work that has been used as a training/teaching tool and includes HIV/AIDS activists Magic Johnson and Hydeia Broadbent. As a champion of education Jones’s service and responsibility to the youth is the spark that ignites her flame. Hello BeautifulTM, an account of Jones’s experiences as an educator in the Indianapolis School System, focuses on the power of words and the impact words have on todays youth and tomorrows future. Two words, Hello BeautifulTM revitalize 26 students, redirected momentum, and changed self-destructive/self-sabotaging behavior in the class room and now empowers the world.

The genius of Tasha Jones centers on her ability to lend simple wisdom in profound and moving ways. A powerful prowess of expression with the soul and sage of a griot, Tasha Jones is a pure breath of fresh air and definitely “THE ONE to WATCH,” as stated by the Indianapolis Star.

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5331 Baltimore Ave. Suite 104
Hyattsville, 20781

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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