Spoken Word: Ursula Rucker (The Roots) in Sydney tonight @ Pier 4 – (Sydney Theratre) feat. Candy Royalle | WORD TRAVELS FESTIVAL | spoken word, poetry, slam


Playing tonight (Oct 11th) @ Pier 4

Check Facebook Event for Info

http://www.facebook.com/events/203617289816655/

 

WORD TRAVELS FESTIVAL 2013 PRESENTS:
This will be Ursula’s only full set in the festival!
US performance artist Ursula Rucker, is the queen of spoken-word. One of the strongest female poets performing today. Critics have compared Ursula to celebrated writers like Sonia Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni.

Ursula is known for award-winning solo albums like Silver and Lead as well as her work with The Roots. She created a spoken word contribution for The Roots debut album, Do You Want More?

Her track Unlocking, which closed the album, introduced Ursula to the world of progressive hip-hop and led to subsequent invitations to collaborate on The Roots albums.

Ursula’s work has been described as part of a growing movement that is slowly adapting its aural sensibilities to women, particularly in hip-hop and urban music. Ursula plays an essential role in the rise of a new crop of female recording artists who deliver strong, intelligent, and a visionary feminine flavour.

Sydney spoken-word powerhouse Candy Royalle opens the evening with her own stage-shaking poetry. Candy is a multi-disciplinary poet and artist who combines powerfully-crafted stories with theatrics, vocal harmonies and a can’t-look-away charisma.

She has performed her work both nationally and internationally from the Sydney Writers Festival to festivals in the UK and Spain. Candy recently won the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup. She just returned from Texas and the Austin Poetry Festival. She has appeared in the SMH, Daily Telegraph, on ABC Radio and CNN.

 

 

Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?


Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?

Well. I’m not too sure about that as I essentially only got listening to Iraqi/Canadian politically aware MC, Poet & Author “The Narcicyst’ about a week ago.

What I can tell you nonetheless is that I’m seriously impressed by what the man has to offer to Hip Hop; Well-constructed rhymes, political messages and even an odd reference to my favorite Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. He may not be circulating masterworks comparable to ‘The Prophet” as yet, but he is one of the few MC’s dropping Real-world knowledge & consciousness if you ask me. The more I listen to the more it is  evident the man was first and foremost a poet/writer and literature enthusiast way before he picked up a microphone.

It would be great to see what he has to say this Wednesday in his element in a spoken word setting at Tonic this week.

Check out P.H.A.T.W.A ( not sure who put the clip together either but that pretty bloody crafty too)

The Narcicyst – P.H.A.T.W.A

Up coming shows include;

One Mic @ Tonic (Wed 11th May)

“ONE MIC” is Tonic’s First Spoken Word night featuring some of Sydney’s established and emerging performance poets, bringing to life words that are essential to be digested, words that are essential to be heard, words that dispense a sense of light love and laughter, and words that carry responsibility.

Click for more info on Facebook

Thanks to Information and Cultural Exchange Program (ICE), we have the amazing opportunity to host a night featuring internationally acclaimed Iraqi/Canadian hip hop lyricist, journalist and academic THE NARCICYST as the headliner for ‘ONE MIC’!

Having just finished the Murs and R.A The Rugged Man Australian Tour, he has made appearances on the influential TEDx conference, opened for high profile acts such as Public Enemy,Talib Kweli, Madlib, Dead Prez, Brother Ali, and Non Phixon to name a few.

His poetry addresses the ideological complexities of power and politics, deconstructing, critiquing, questioning and celebrating humanity in one breath.

+ Local Poets on the night include;

  • MILES MERRILL: Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts organisation, Word Travels. He is also a writer, performer, facilitator and event co-ordinater who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and occasionally political confrontation.
  • BRAVO CHILD – Sydney’s most energetic, thoughtful, humourous and witty performance artists, writer and currently a documentarist. Bravo Child is like no other. He is synonymous in the Spoken Word Poetry movement combining performance theatre, song and dance to make you appreciate life just a tiny bit better.
  • FARID FARID – Egyptian/Australian, Farid Farid is STRONG in his delivery and conviction. His days are filled with workshops aiming to improve and inspire the young school kids from the western suburbs through music and laughter.
  • NEW AGE POET – New Age Poet has published a book titled ‘Emotions of A NewAge Poet’ which was written over a 9 year span, and is one of Sydney’s exciting emerging poets.
  • 2EYEC – a poet with a difference, in your face, raw and never silent.
  • CHUX MONTANO – working two jobs and a Rapper by night (Sydney’s emerging poet and hip hop recording artist).

Is The Narcicyst 'Rap's Khalil Gibran' ?


Is The Narcicyst ‘Rap’s Khalil Gibran’ ?

Well. I’m not too sure about that as I essentially only got listening to Iraqi/Canadian politically aware MC, Poet & Author “The Narcicyst’ about a week ago.

What I can tell you nonetheless is that I’m seriously impressed by what the man has to offer to Hip Hop; Well-constructed rhymes, political messages and even an odd reference to my favorite Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran. He may not be circulating masterworks comparable to ‘The Prophet” as yet, but he is one of the few MC’s dropping Real-world knowledge & consciousness if you ask me. The more I listen to the more it is  evident the man was first and foremost a poet/writer and literature enthusiast way before he picked up a microphone.

It would be great to see what he has to say this Wednesday in his element in a spoken word setting at Tonic this week.

Check out P.H.A.T.W.A ( not sure who put the clip together either but that pretty bloody crafty too)

The Narcicyst – P.H.A.T.W.A

Up coming shows include;

One Mic @ Tonic (Wed 11th May)

“ONE MIC” is Tonic’s First Spoken Word night featuring some of Sydney’s established and emerging performance poets, bringing to life words that are essential to be digested, words that are essential to be heard, words that dispense a sense of light love and laughter, and words that carry responsibility.

Click for more info on Facebook

Thanks to Information and Cultural Exchange Program (ICE), we have the amazing opportunity to host a night featuring internationally acclaimed Iraqi/Canadian hip hop lyricist, journalist and academic THE NARCICYST as the headliner for ‘ONE MIC’!

Having just finished the Murs and R.A The Rugged Man Australian Tour, he has made appearances on the influential TEDx conference, opened for high profile acts such as Public Enemy,Talib Kweli, Madlib, Dead Prez, Brother Ali, and Non Phixon to name a few.

His poetry addresses the ideological complexities of power and politics, deconstructing, critiquing, questioning and celebrating humanity in one breath.

+ Local Poets on the night include;

  • MILES MERRILL: Miles Merrill is the creative director of the literary arts organisation, Word Travels. He is also a writer, performer, facilitator and event co-ordinater who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and occasionally political confrontation.
  • BRAVO CHILD – Sydney’s most energetic, thoughtful, humourous and witty performance artists, writer and currently a documentarist. Bravo Child is like no other. He is synonymous in the Spoken Word Poetry movement combining performance theatre, song and dance to make you appreciate life just a tiny bit better.
  • FARID FARID – Egyptian/Australian, Farid Farid is STRONG in his delivery and conviction. His days are filled with workshops aiming to improve and inspire the young school kids from the western suburbs through music and laughter.
  • NEW AGE POET – New Age Poet has published a book titled ‘Emotions of A NewAge Poet’ which was written over a 9 year span, and is one of Sydney’s exciting emerging poets.
  • 2EYEC – a poet with a difference, in your face, raw and never silent.
  • CHUX MONTANO – working two jobs and a Rapper by night (Sydney’s emerging poet and hip hop recording artist).

Anzac Day Musical Tribute (Feat. Marvin Gaye, John Legend, The Doors,Funkadelic,The Herd & Jedi Mind Tricks)


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Rudyard Kipling – Ode To Remembrance (1914)
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest We Forget
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ANZAC Day, April 25th marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during WWI.

We though it would be fitting to select songs that pay respect to solders efforts and also help us to better understand the struggles  of a soldiers of the battle field.

The Herd – 19

Marvin Gaye – Whats Going On

John Legend-Coming Home

The Doors – Five to One

Funkadelic – March To The Witch’s Castle

Jedi Mind Tricks – Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)

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