Thursday, April 17, 2014

PAST: POETRY: Poets from DC's Sister City in South Africa, Tshwane/ Pretoria, Perform at ReCreative Spaces on FRI, April 17 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm, All ages, $5

Azania to DC: Poetry Show/ Welcoming Party for South African Poet Delegation
Friday, April 17 
8:00pm - 10:00pm
All ages, $5
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Drinks and light refreshments available for purchase

DC's reigning World Champions of slam poetry, DC Youth Slam Team hosts this open poetry mic and showcase featuring rising spoken word artists from South Africa who are visiting the U.S. for the first time, bringing their poetry, music and art to the DC community!

The artists from the City of Tshwane/ Pretoria are touring in the U.S. as part of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Sister City International Arts Grant.  

Artists: Vangi Gantsho, Phomolo "Flex" Sekamotho, Bianca Mashyle, Ishmael "Phiziks" Sibiya, Sphephelo "ZuluBoy" Mfundo, Refilwe Majoko, Rolland "Simpi" Motaung, and Lenah Mashiya.
While in D.C., they will be hosting the 2015 Louder Than a Bomb DMV Teen Poetry Slam Festival with the national poetry and social justice nonprofit, Split This Rock, and working with youth programs in local high schools.

April's DC Youth Slam Team Poetry event is held in conjunction with the April Gallery Show, Black Lives/ White Light at ReCreative Spaces DC

ReCreative Spaces, located near Brookland, is a new space in NE, created in partnership with The Menkiti Group, for people to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds! See their calendar of events here.  ReCreative Spaces is also an Art Gallery and space for dance classes, poetry events and more! If you're an artist looking to use the space you can also reach out to them about studio space rental and event space rental, contact Emily, find contact info here. Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm and by appointment.

Save the date for these upcoming events at ReCreative Spaces:
Tuesday, April 21 
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 28 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

ReCreative Spaces
1613 Rhode Island Ave NE
Metro: Rhode Island Ave and take the 81, 82, 83, or 86 bus directly to the front of the space. See metro trip-planner for bus times and options. Folks driving car find street parking in the area.

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