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Open Mic Night | Shirlington | June 24, 2013 | Hosted by Drew Law | Featuring Omekongo Dibinga

Busboys and Poets

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Arlington, United States

Open Mic Night | Shirlington | June 24, 2013 | Hosted...

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Monday 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.

Hosted Tonight By Drew Law

Tonight's host is Drew Law

Drew Law is a rare breed of entertainer; branching out into several different categories of performing arts with relentless fervor, and showmanship. A Hip-Hop artist who has opened for such superstars as Method Man, Pitbull, EPMD, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, and Dougie Fresh. Drew is also a renowned poet in the city of Washington, D.C. touching on subjects of love, heartbreak, and struggle. Drew is a member of the 2011 Beltway Slam team who finished in the top 8 in the country and 2011 NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) nominee for "Best Performance: Male."

Drew Law has featured at venues such as "Spit Dat", "Warm Wednesday's, "The 11th Hour Slam", and "Busboys and Poets". Also performing in other cities such as New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has also held workshops at several high schools, ranging from DC to to New York. Drew Law has a background in working with at risk youth, and has worked with persons with disabilities for over six years now. He holds a deep passion for his American & Palestinian roots. Drew Law tries to approach every performance like its his last, and holds a deep love for entertaining, and community outreach.

 

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 CNN.com.

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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4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, 22206

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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