Join us for DC's only weekly variety open mic (poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, etc-ing) where the show is appropriate for all ages (please and thank you to performers).
Sign-up list opens at 8:30 pm
Show starts at 9:00 pm
Featuring: SARIYAH IDAN
Trained in jazz & folk, hip-hop educated and influenced by the music of her Jewish roots, internationally touring singer-songwriter Sariyah Idan has shared stages with Pete Seeger, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Yusef Lateef as well as recordings with Marcia Griffiths and Caron Wheeler on Dubblstandat’s album “Woman In Dub.” Originating from New York and based in Los Angeles, she is now on tour promoting her debut solo EP “Deeper Than Skin.” Fusicology reviewed her release show at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles as “powerful soulful, spirited songs filled with stories of struggle, love and social justice.” Sariyah is also known as the writer/actor of solo documentary theater show “Homeless in Homeland” about a young Jewish American women’s struggle to understand her identity, family and the meaning of home through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Reviewed by the Hollywood Progressive as “a dramatic tour-de-force not to be missed.”
Guest host: JOSEPH LMS GREEN
Joseph LMS Green is a performance poet and educator with more than eight years of professional experience. As a solo artist and member of the Intangible Collective, Joseph has performed at venues and schools throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. For five years, he has coached the Hayfield Secondary School Forensic Speech Team. A four-time qualifier and participant in the National Poetry Slam, he has twice represented the Oneonta Slam team as their Grand Slam Champion, as well as Slam Richmond and DC’s Beltway Poetry Slam Team, which ranked 5th in the nation in 2011. After representing the Beltway Poetry Slam at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam, Joseph was the 16th ranked poet in the world. He is also a co-founder of poetryNOW, an afterschool creative writing program in Northern Virginia.
Bloombars 3222 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
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