Hosted by: LadyVee DaPoet
Feature Artist: King Shakur (Charlotte, NC)
Live Music provided by: Guest Drummer, Cj Duane &
Piano Player, Terrance J. Wilson
Doors open /free street parking begins: 7:30pm
$5 Admission: open mic performers & audience
Calling all Singers, Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, Conscious Hip Hop Artists, Actors/Actresses with Dramatic Monologues, and all lovers of Quality Creative Expression! It's time to get UNLEASHED!
Our feature spoken word artist for March is King Shakur from Charlotte, NC. Check out his bio below:
K.I.N.G. (Knowledge Intelligent Nubian God)
King is a fun loving poet, activist, mentor, lover, fighter, and everything in between. Born in Dallas, TX and raised in the South Dallas neighborhood, he is currently residing in Charlotte, NC. He wrote his first poem at 12 and his first performance was in a Baptist church, at the age of 17, when a lady that saw his unique gift for the art made him get up in front of his peers and showcase his talent. Since then he has been dedicated to helping people young, and old find their voice, and encourages them to give it to the world, because, “we all have a story to tell”.
He says, “from the baby in the womb to my brothers locked in the beast’s tombs, to the fatherless sons, to the sista whose heart is on the run, these are the people for whom I write for, and every day I pray that my words can do them justice”. King has written over 300 poems. He has been a feature performer in over fifteen states, competed in Southern Fried Poetry Slams in New Orleans, and the National Poetry Slam in Chicago as a member of Columbia SC’s first Poetry Slam Team in 2003 and New Danger Poetry Slam Team in 2009, and 2010. King opened for Amiri Baraka @ Wake Forest University and was featured at Rust College in Holly Springs MS at the National African American Student Leadership Conference, with Dr. Sonja Sanchez. He is the founder of S.T.R.U.G-LIN LCG and President of the New Danger art Collective, and a voting member of Alternate Roots. He is Co-founder and executive producer of Ladypalooza, an all female art showcase celebrating the lives and work or women, which has been held on the last Saturday of March since 2003, in Columbia SC, Norfolk VA, and for two years in Charlotte NC. An author of 3 books…That’s My Soul Talking, A Field Slaves’ Dream, A Slave Masters’ Nightmare, Nakupenda: 143, and a chap book, My Soul Talks…Sometimes I listen. He was recently publish in Anthology of African American poets, by the University of South Carolina and he continues to host poetry workshops for teens, and tour poetry venues in the US.
K.I.N.G. Shakur [masked]
Copper Blue is located between Peachtree and Pryor Streets downtown Atlanta across from the downtown courthouses one block from Five Points MARTA Station. Currently, it's a cafe/lounge event space that offers a sophisticated time with eclectic friends!
See YOU at Copper Blue! :)
**This is a 'LadyVee Productions' event**