NateBrown Entertainment™ Presents
Our History: A Poet’s Perspective
Friday, February 28, 2014; 7:30pm
Black History Month is an attempt to encapsulate an entire history of a people, its land, and its culture in less than 30 days. On February 28, NateBrown Entertainment presents “Our History: A Poet’s Perspective,” which will provide depth and perspective to the world contributions of African-descended people via the spoken word. This one of a kind event will feature an eclectic group of well-regarded poets who will, in their own poetic verses, enlighten, teach, dismantle, affirm, critique, celebrate, and share their point of view on African/African-American History and Culture.
Headliner & Host: Stephanie Renée, a proud Washington, DC, native, yet a happily transplanted Philadelphian, will be the evening’s headliner and host. Inspired to cultivate innovative, reflective art in all of its forms, Stephanie has firmly established her presence in this region as a professional artist of many genres. She is a vocalist, songwriter, film maker, poet, teacher, actor, producer and, most recently, serves as a radio personality and the program director at WURD 900AM. Stephanie’s diverse creative portfolio include her voice being featured on popular recordings with soul singers Jill Scott and Patti Labelle.
Featured Poet: Aziza Kebe is a published author who utilizes her poetic artistry to promote and to uplift women of African descent. As a poet, community & political activist, griot, educator, and hair culturalist, she consciously creates art to affect social change. Publishing her first short story at just age 10, Aziza Kebe has multiple print projects, including her first book of poetry, “I Am Aziza.” Aziza has taken the stage internationally in West Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the West Indies.
Featured Poet: MJ Harris is a native of New Orleans, LA, whose southern heritage informs his poetic style and flair. A teacher, poet, and actor, MJ Harris hopes to invoke introspection through his poetry, which often reflects commentary about life. He is currently a member of the Fuze Poetry Collective, an MC in the hip-hop collective Sёla, and an acting teacher at New Freedom Theatre.
House Drummer: Our house drummer, Baba Tyrone Davis, is a skilled master musician. Baba Tyrone is also a professional African dancer/choreographer, fire dancer, and stilt walker who has shared his artistic abilities in Philadelphia for more than 40 years.
Join us for this live poetry experience with some of Philadelphia’s brightest poets as they take us on a journey of Black History through the spoken word.
Online registration is required in order to gain entry to the venue. You can select to purchase your ticket online in advance or register online with the intent to pay $15 at the door. Please complete one or the other at this site (no exceptions).
Tickets are $10 (+ online fee) in advance and $15 at the door. Wine & Veggie Chilli will be served. Seating is first come, first served. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-313-5584/215-850-9739 for questions (or assistance with online registration/payment).
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