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Ise Lyfe's "Pistols and Prayers" @ Greenway Arts Alliance in West Hollywood


MEETING TIME IS 7:30, SHOW STARTS @ 8:00












PLEASE NOTE:  You must purchase your own ticket ($22.50) at

greenwayartsalliance.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a0FG000000Ff3vsMAB

Pistols and Prayers brings together on one stage spoken word, African American folk spirituals, classical music, Hip-Hop, film and theater.  the interweaving of these threads evolve into an amazing and thought provoking fabric of a theater performance piece, celebrating the African Diaspora, while simultaneously exploring the impact and contributions this vast body has on the American and  American Urban experience.

Pistols and Prayers is a powerful poetic collage of sociopolitical commentary, blended with a glimpse into his coming of age as a man, artist and avdocate for social change.

Recently appointed Commissioner of Arts and Cultural Affairs in his hometown of Oakland, CA, Ise Lyfe is one of the nation’s premier Spoken Word Artist and Emcee’s. His 2006 debut album, ”spreadtheWord” allowed him to mettle with a national audience, and the release of his second LP, “Prince Cometh” received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Unaffected by the sophomore jinx theory, it’s safe to say the response across the board was nearly 100% positive…

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE SEEN HIM @ FLYPOET, OR SAW THE FIRST GENERATION OF "PISTOLS AND PRAYERS" WITH US @ THE PAFF IN 2011, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT AND YOU'LL BE THERE!!!


Ise first gained national recognition competing in national poetry slam competitions in his late teens. In 2001 he won the National Poetry Slam Competition, skyrocketing his popularity amongst the ever growing Spoken Word/Hip-Hop Theatre audience.  He has been featured on Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on HBO. He has also shared the stage with Gil Scott-Heron, Dave Chappelle, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, E-40, Harry Belafonte, Mos Def, Malcolm Jamaal Werner, KRS-One, Martin Luther, Saul Williams, Ben Harper, Erykah Badu, Zion I, and The Coup to name a few.

However, Ise Lyfe is simply different than anyone else in his genre or league of peers. Period.
He transcends the common narrative on and off stage. An award winning poet, emcee, performer, and educator, this young man is sure to be the impact we all speak of wanting, but rarely see realized....

AFTER you buy your ticket, please RSVP and let me know you'll be there so we can all meet up and sit together (it's GA), and if it's not too late perhaps we can get a drink and discuss the show afterward.

Any questions, call me, 626/[masked]

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  • Kellee

    I'm going tonight

    September 18, 2013

    • Carol

      Great! post a comment tomorrow and let us know what you thought, ok?

      September 18, 2013

  • Amy

    Just came home from seeing this. Phenomenal. Thought provoking. Ise at his best. I'm not sure yet if I can make it the 25th, but I do want to see it again.

    September 12, 2013

    • Carol

      That was on my to do list for today - "ask Amy how the show was" - thanks for the comment, I'm so excited to see it.

      September 12, 2013

  • Jackie

    I have my ticket. I work at Cedars so if anyone wants to go for dinner prior ........

    September 9, 2013

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