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First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe - Thursday 1/2/2014
FIRST THURSDAYS: $100 NATIONALLY CERTIFIED SLAM POETRY COMPETITION AND OPEN MIC... An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring G. Yamazawa (2-time World Slam Finalist). Winner of the night receives $100. LOCATION: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street), Thursday 1/2/2014, 8:30pm. Admission is $3 before 8:30pm, and $5 after. For more info, check out the website at www.HawaiiSlam.com, send an email to info@HawaiiSlam.com, or call 387-9664.
Join us this Thursday (January 2nd) for a top notch installment of First Thursdays at Fresh Cafe!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:
-- G. Yamazawa. He is a Kundiman Fellow, National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time Southern Fried Champion, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and ranked 2nd at the Ontario International Poetry Slam. He has featured at venues and universities across the nation including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the historic Nuyorican Poets' Cafe.
-- An official qualifier for the 2013-2014 HawaiiSlam season. Normal slam rules apply, and the top two poets will advance to the 2014 Grand Slam Finals (on April 3rd, 2014) that will determine HawaiiSlam's 11th National Poetry Slam team.
-- Music by DJ Toki (Sisters in Sound)
-- Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka`uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton "Clean" Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, and Melissa Soriano)
The 11th official HawaiiSlam season rolls on with its monthly qualifiers at First Thursdays (January 2nd, 2014). The top two poets will qualify for the HawaiiSlam Finals in April 2014 that will
determine the team to represent Hawai`i at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
The special feature for this show is G. Yamazawa. He is a Kundiman Fellow, National Poetry Slam Finalist, two-time Southern Fried Champion, two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, and ranked 2nd at the Ontario International Poetry Slam. He has featured at venues and universities across the nation including the Sundance Film Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and the historic Nuyorican Poets' Caf . As always, the night will be hosted by Kealoha, and will feature live painters and a guest DJ who will provide turntable sorcery throughout the evening.
Fresh Cafe is located at 831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street). Doors open at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8:30pm. Admission is $3 before 8:30pm and $5 after. For more info, check out the website at
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Kealoha is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller. He is the first poet in Hawai`i's history to perform at a governor's inauguration, and in 2010 he was selected as a master artist for a National Endowment for the Arts program.
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