Vincent De Souza at Brixtongue 29th Feb
BRIXTONGUE 8 PM. February 29th 2008
ART, POETRY, MUSIC, COMEDY
In THE HEART OF BRIXTON
62 Atlantic Road
8 pm, Friday 29th February 2008. Entrance is 6/ 5 conc. email: [email protected]
South London s premier event for art and performance. Brixtongue is also the place to discover new, young, national and international artists and performers.
The bi-monthly event takes place at Diverse Gallery Brixton.
Performers this month includes:-
MC Mr Gee – Yamboy – Sheena Crankson – Metis – Jennifer Cendana Armas – Vincent de Sousa – James Messam – Fatima Dupres – Angela Morgan – Chris Lewin
PERFORMERS PERSONAL PROFILES
MC Mr Gee
Originally a Hip Hop DJ, Mr Gee went on to host the reknowned performance poetry event Brixtongue and is now a well known voice on the Spoken Word scene. He has performed at the New York Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the Black Lily night in Philadelphia. He supported C4 Russell Brand at the Edinburgh Fringe and runs workshops in schools. His album ‘Poetry in the key to Gee’ was released to critical acclaim.
A natural soul singer who has enjoyed singing all her life. Sheena’s singing comes from the soul and strives to be a spiritual vehicle to transport people to a better place where they can experience and share the passion and rich potential of music.
YamBoy is an author, song-writer and Saved By the Bell enthusiast caught between the cityscapes of Bombay and the low-swinging chariots of London. His writing has been featured on BBC2, Radio 1 and 4, Resonance FM Tell Tales and he has performed at Apples and Snakes, Soho Theatre and Glastonbury. He recently completed his first collection of short stories, I’ve Forgotten My Mantra, as well as a full-length novel
He has performed throughout London: Apples and Snakes Feature, Poetry in Motion, Farrago Slam Winner Summer 2007, etc as well as in NY (Nuyorican high score last year), feature performance at Waltz Astoria. Featured in upcoming documentary Power of the Word (directed by 2x BAFTA award winner Alrick Riley: Spooks, Hustle, Cops) and feature at Camden Arts Gallery for documentary promo. He is currently working on debut Hip-Hop / Spoken Word album (produced by Paul Heard – M People, Ronin Records).a couple of the songs are hiphop, but the spoken words are Painful Places and What’s Real).
Jennifer Cendana Armas
Jennifer Cenda_rmas is a NYC born and based poet/actor/dancer/singer/community worker. She facilitates poetry and theatre classes for Brooklyn Academy of Music and Arts Horizons.
Jennifer s creative workshops are interactive and link the personal and political. She specializes in creating multi-lingual work, analyzing and fortifying the relationship between hip-hop and politics.
Vincent de Souza
Vincent De Souza studied English and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and his poetry has been published widely in UK poetry magazines such as Fire, Magma, Poetry Nottingham, Braquemard and Rustic Rub. Recurring themes in his poetry are motorcycles and travel and a big inspiration for his work came from a ten country European tour from Scandinavia through to southern Europe. His poems have received several awards in high profile poetry competitions and his first collection Weightless Road was brought out by Salt Publishing in November 2007.
Fatima is a film graduate who divides her time between the Caribbean and London. ‘I write poetry 2 stay sane. Literally, writing helps me not merely stay alive, but thrive! I’m working on a book/Cd of my current poetry/ short stories.’
James Messam was born and raised in Jamaica. Apart from being a Teacher, a Social Worker, a Cultural Ambassador, an Orator, and a Parish Councillor, James is above all else, a Performance Poet. He has performed extensively in London and is an award winner of Speech and Drama Festival in Jamaica in 2000 and 2001. He is also a member of the Jamaica Poetry Society. James has published a collection of poems called The Essence. It is a work spanning over three decades, a historical thesis of growth and development.
A singer and lover of words, Angela has been writing lyrics on and off since 1982 and started singing again 2 years ago ‘with people who are truly inspirational’. Angela writes song and poetry. She has recently written “The Unblocking of Angel and “The stranger,” inspired by her last visit to the Brixtongue.
ChrisThePoet has just moved back into town from up North. He has featured a lot in Manchester. He was the winner of the the Farrago Summer Slam and has performed at Apples and Snakes in Whitechapel and was offered a feature on the back of that.
DATE OF EVENT:
Friday 29th February 2008
62 Atlantic Road,
London SW9 8PY
(Just a few shops away from the Dogstar Pub, in the direction of Railton Road)