Tuesday, September 15, 2009

ELEVATED! featuring IN-Q, and Special Guest: Taylor Mali

The premiere open-mic in San Diego is giving you the best poets, singers, and musicians.
Come out and get your fix!

Thursday, 9/17/09 @ 9 PM

Featuring: IN-Q!
and Special Guest: Taylor Mali!

IN-Q has been a featured poet on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, ABC's Eye on LA, and NBC's Living Large. He wrote and performed 5 poetry commercials for Nickelodeon and a hip hop song for Wendy's Skill Drill Giveaway. He is a 5 time Hollywood Slam Team member and 2007's "Grand Slam Champion". He was also part of the team that won the National Poetry Championships in Saint Louis in 2004. This same year IN-Q opened up for Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at LA's Campaign Fundraiser to support the Senate. IN-Q won the Urban Graffiti Contest (a pilot filmed for Warner Brothers) and The Sunkiss competition, sponsored by Power 106. He has been a regular at DA Poetry Lounge, Fly Poets Showcase, and done numerous spot dates around the country. For the last four years he has been teaching poetry to Upward Bound students in Long Beach and Art Share students in Downtown L.A.

Our special guest is Taylor Mali. He is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet. Eloquent, accessible, passionate, and often downright hilarious, Mali studied drama in Oxford with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company and puts those skills of presentation to work in all his performances. He was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and was the "Armani-clad villain" of Paul Devlin's 1997 documentary film SlamNation.

Come experience the resurrection of spoken word! Elevated! is a creative arts experience that is guaranteed to uplift, inspire and move you through spoken word, music, and visual art. Elevated! features nationally, internationally, and locally renowned poets. The open mic encourages up-and- coming artists to showcase their skills and talent. Come to listen, express, and get ELEVATED!

Eveoke Dance Theatre
2811 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
$5 at the door