EXpire|MEntal Expands to Revolution Books to Encourage the Power of Voice “Use it, Before you Loose It”
Every First FRIDAY at Revolution Books
January 6, 2012
Janauary Feature: SOULFUL JONES
suggest donation: $5
EXpire|MEntal is a safe space for poets, writers, spoken word artists, musicians, actors and lyricists to utilize their fundamental right to EXPRESS their most intimate thoughts and opinions. Hosted by Unknown Poet, Expire|MEntal will be a monthly presentation filled with performances and dialogue. Each month, in addition to performances, there will also be a round table discussion regarding a current event.
This Janaury 6, 2012, EXpire|MEntal returns to Revolution Books and commences at 8pm and runs until 10pm, with a $5 suggested donation. Performers are encouraged to come early and sign the open mic list.
This month's feature:
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In 2006, Marshall "Soulful" Jones found his voice at the world famous Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. Since then, Marshall has shared the podium with notables such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, Marc Lamont Hill, Mia Farrow, Dr. Julius Garvey, and John Leguizamo. He has opened shows for music artists Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soulchild, Kem, and Raheem DeVaughn; Marshall conducts workshops with youth and adults, regularly performs at numerous colleges and universities. He has been on National slam teams winning the first ever Group Piece Finals (2008-Urbana) and placing 2nd in the nation (2011- Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Not leaving his musicianship untended, he has also produced/written music for himself and others including HBO Def Jam Poets Shanelle Gabriel and Oveous Maximus.
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A movement is called 'movement' namely because there is no one singular action that sparks change or progression. The advancement of a people is duly rooted in the kinetics of their drive to consistently strive for better. On every FIRST FRIDAY, Project Mayhem Agency, LLC, will encourage that force with its second installment of EXpire|MEntal poetry presentation and open forum discussion.
Back in May of this year, at the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, EXpire|MEntal initiated a platform of expression with world-renowned poet Staceyann Chin. Now, the open mic and spoken word showcase will facilitate a monthly event at Chelsea's Revolution Books located at 146 West 26th Street, New York.