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Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets,singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere. Youth Open Mic is presented by Busboys and Poets in partnership with DC Youth Slam Team and Split This Rock
Not too far away, a couple of stops up the red line, lies the Montgomery Blair high school slam team also known as Compa$$ion Fruit. Compa$$ion Fruit is made of different cultures, ethnicities, and origins seeking to spread a little love and laughter through poetry and smiles. They love music, accents, style and positive energy. Compa$$ion Fruit is comprised of: Naomi, Ismael, Maris, Kalanzi, Gary, and Josie. They are coached by Michelle Edwards lover of English and the artsl!
Our Tribal Statment
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.