Sat 5/18 - Words Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic

hip hop & poetry showcase & open mic

Crystal Senter-Brown

HOSTED BY WiseGuy&Gaston
$10 W/STUDENT I.D. $13 W/OUT
third sat of every month
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E3RD ST / NYC

 WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Reg E. Gaines, Danny Hoch, Saul Williams, muMS the schemer, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives artists a space where they can showcase and work on new material. It also gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the third Saturday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ.


Crystal Senter-Brown has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Vibe Magazine and Essence Magazine and has been a performance poet and writer for most of her life. Born in Morristown, TN to a bass-playing Baptist preacher (Dad) and a visual artist (Mom), Crystal was introduced to poetry at the age of six. She is the author of three books: Doubledutch, Gabby Saturday and "The Rhythm in Blue,” which is currently being made into a feature film. She is a graduate of Bay Path College and is currently pursuing her Masters in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy.


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