Time: May 8, 2009 at 10:30pm to May 9, 2009 at 1am
Location: The Alchemist Lounge
Street: 435 South Huntington Avenue
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://www.myspace.com/alchem…
Event Type: funk, in, jp
Organized By: Lyndon
Latest Activity: May 8, 2009
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05/08/2009 10:30 PM - Iyeoka & The Rock By Funk Tribe [ Edit] [ Cancel]
435 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130
Description:ALCHEMIST 22:30 at Iyeoka & The Rock By Funk Tribe No Cover 10:30 PM - Iyeoka & The Rock By Funk Tribe No Cover Description:Official 2008 Bio Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is one of the most sought after poetry slammers in the country and a recipient of the 2008 National Performance Network/NCCC Artist of Color Residency Award. Among her lists of credits is being asked to compose and perform a poem for a dinner event hosted for Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, being commissioned by Discovery Channel for their 2008 brand campaign, being commissioned by a top-twenty ad agency to write a piece for a diversity training tool, gracing the inaugural cover of the magazine Leverage, receiving a 2007 Massachusetts Industry Committee Hip-Hop Award for Spoken Word Artist of the year, and a New England Urban Music Award for the Best Female Spoken Word Poet of 2006. . A 2x National Poetry Slam Individual Finalist, Iyeoka is also the only member of the nationally competing Boston Lizard Lounge Slam team to have earned her position seven years in a row. In 2008, Iyeoka’s vocal talents on a cover of U2’s 1988 hit song "Desire" was showcased on a compilation of U2 covers that includes All-Star Grammy Award winning African artists with proceeds benefiting the Global Fund. Iyeoka will help you to remember that there is no such thing as "slam poetry", only three minute time slots where a poet tries to inject their heart into yours. Let her. . Cd’s available online www.iyeoka.com: Black and Blues 2004 Phanai Records/ Hum the Bass Line 2007 Phanai Records/ In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 2008 Sony Records .
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