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Open Mic Night | Shirlington | March 06, 2017 | Hosted by KaNikki J featuring HanaLyn

Busboys and Poets

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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Tickets purchased in store are cash ONLY - $5

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.




Given the name KaNikki, being interpreted as “great writer” at birth, KaNikki is living up to her name. With over twenty five years of writing and over a decade on the poetry scene, KaNikki Jakarta has toured the US and the UK sharing the stage with Jill Scott, Raheem DeVaughn, and Lyfe Jennings. KaNikki J. writes and recites what she calls “real life fiction” that touches her listeners to the core. She has published two fictional novels: IN REAL LIFE & THE COLOR BLUE and she will release a third in late 2013 entitled THE OTHER SIDE OF PRETTY. KaNikki J is a success at multi-tasking wearing many hats: poet, host, and ASL Interpreter. She is the founder of NUSPA (National Underground Spoken word Poetry Awards.) If you think that something she says on the mic might change your life, you’re probably right.
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Nicknamed "The Blonde Bombshell" and dubbed "the Anita Baker of Spoken Word" for her take on relationships, HanaLyn tackles the complex issues of love, sex, race, and cultural bigotry through her lyrical poetry and powerful spoken word.  Born in Baltimore, she moved to NYC after graduating school.  She performed at the legendary CBGB's and quickly carved out a niche for herself on the spoken word scene from Harlem to the Village to Queens. Now home in Baltimore, HanaLyn has released two CDs – Between the Lines and Revolutionary: The Blonde Bombshell. She has regularly featured throughout Maryland, Philadelphia, and DC at such venues as the Art of Conversation, Storytellers, Be Free Fridays, Bare Soul, Busboys and Poets, and Spit Dat, and was a featured performer at the 2010 National Underground Spokenword Poetry Awards (NUSPA). In 2012 she performed in the Women of the World (WOW) festival at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and was a featured performer in the “Voices and Choices” showcase at both the Creative Alliance and Center Stage. She is currently preparing for the release of her third CD, Legends.



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When & Where

4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, 22206

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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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. 

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Open Mic Night | Shirlington | March 06, 2017 | Hosted by KaNikki J featuring HanaLyn
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