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Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | July 4, 2013 | Kom Hosts Featuring Omekongo Dibinga

Busboys and Poets

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

Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | July 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.

Omekongo Dibinga

Omékongo Dibinga is an UPstander, not a bystander. His life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. Omékongo is a youth motivational speaker, trilingual poet, CNN contributor, TV talk show host, and rapper. His Urban Music Award winning work has best been described by Nikki Giovanni as “outstanding, exciting, and new while being very old.” His book, From the Limbs of My Poetree was described by Essence Magazine as “a remarkable and insightful collection of exquisite poetry that touches sacred places within your spirit.” He was one of 5 international recipients out of 750,000 to win the first ever “CNN iReport Spirit Award”. He has received over 1,000,000 views on

Omékongo’s music and writings have appeared alongside artists such as Sheryl Crow, Angelina Jolie, Norah Jones, Damien Rice, Angelique Kidjo, Don Cheadle, and Mos Def. He has shared the stage with Wyclef Jean, OutKast, Sonia Sanchez, Dennis Brutus, and The Last Poets. Internationally, he has shared his work in 19 countries on 3 continents. He is the host of the talk show “Real Talk”, which deals with issues facing our youth today. His writings and performances have appeared in O Magazine, as well as on TV and radio from CNN, BET, and the BBC to NPR, Music Choice, and Voice of America in millions of homes in over 150 countries. He has also written songs for movies as well as organizations such as NASA and the Enough Project.

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5331 Baltimore Ave. Suite 104
Hyattsville, 20781

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

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