Friday, March 9th: BAM Poetry 2012: Grand Slam!

Poetry 2012: Grand Slam!
Brooklyn Academy of Music (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)
7:30pm
Starting at $10

In this special one-night-only performance, BAM welcomes some of the best poets, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists in the industry. Poetry 2012: Grand Slam! showcases the world of spoken word in a dynamic cross-generational, multicultural, and interdisciplinary program. Hosted by two of hip-hop’s best-known artists—international emcee Baba Israel, who has been featured on MTV, BET, and VH1, and DJ Reborn, who has spun live for artists such as The Roots, Common, India Arie, Will Power, and John Legend—the show’s theme is Grand Slam!

Featuring:
Baba Israel
DJ Reborn
jessica Care moore
The Strivers Row (Miles Hodges, Jasmine Mans, and Joshua Bennett)
“Mighty” Mike McGee
Jamaal St. John
Ishmael “Ish” Islam
NeNe Ali

Additional performances by:
Mahogany L. Browne
Mo Beasley
Samara Gaev
Jennifer Armas
Jive Poetic
Yako 440
Rockafella
Kwikstep