The Garden Open Mic
The Garden Open Mic feat. Shahid Buttar (hosted by Gowri K.)
Mon, January 19, 8:30pm – 11:00pm
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 $5 donation Featuring: SHAHID BUTTAR Shahid Buttar is a civil rights lawyer, hip-hop & electronica MC, independent columnist, non-profit leader, grassroots community organizer, singer and poet. As an organizer, Shahid has founded numerous grassroots groups across the country, including the Stanford Spoken Word Collective, the San Francisco Collaborative Arts Insurgency, the DC Resistance Media Collective, and the DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency. As a musician, Shahid has performed around the world for audiences as large as 50,000. His debut CD, Get Outta Your Chair, was released in 2008 and features music from the funk, blues, hip-hop, house, drum 'n bass, and South Asian fusion traditions, including "Bumpin’ in My SUV" and "Baghdad Blues." His latest track is an electro-house teaching tool, "NSA vs. USA." Professionally, Shahid leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee as Executive Director. https://www.facebook.com/shahid.buttar.public
Hosted by: GOWRI K. Gowri K. is a Tamil American poet, performing artist, teaching artist, and lawyer whose parents immigrated from Sri Lanka. She serves as poetry coordinator at BloomBars, a poetry events host at Busboys and Poets, and senior poetry editor at Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal. Gowri tweets on-the-spot haiku @gowricurry.
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