To all my Canheads and poetry heads in NYC, make sure you mark your calendars for this event! Canhead’s favorite poet ,Tantra, will be on the stage along with some heavyweights in the spoken world scene. This one is not to be missed!
Danny Simmons & BAM present Def Poetry Plugged In
Vernon Reid Poetry Project
Ursula Rucker with special guests Karen Gibson
Roc and Fluid,
Maritri & Tantra
Hosted by Reg E. Gaines
Curated by Kamilah Forbes
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Jan 28 at 7:30pmTickets: $20, 25
—The following was taken from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s website—
Danny Simmons and BAM present Def Poetry Plugged In, a collaborative evening fusing spoken word, rock, and hip-hop that features poets and musicians sharing their love for wordplay and good grooves.
Poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez, a strong voice for racial and social justice for more than four decades, performs for the first time with guitarist Vernon Reid (Black Rock Coalition, Living Colour).
Co-headliner Ursula Rucker is a sophisticated and seductive poetess whose socio-political work has been featured on two solo albums and in the coveted album-ending spot on The Roots’ first three releases.
Also on the bill: Funky poetic vocalist Karen Gibson Roc and her revolutionary band Fluid; poet, actor, and playwright Sydnee Stewart; and Brooklyn-based vocalist/poetess duo Maritri & Tantra.
Reg E. Gaines (lyricist for Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, founding member of Scratch DJ Academy) hosts. Russell Simmons will make a special appearance (doing what he usually does).