Pan and Poetry
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | September 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy Pan & Poetry, a multidisciplinary fusion that highlights and emphasizes the dynamic range of the steelpan alongside the power of prose and verse in celebration of artistic collaboration.

Together, musicians and poets will debut musical arrangements in tandem with new poetic works, created especially for this event presented by the Cultural Academy of Excellence (CAFE) and sponsored by the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council (PGAHC) and Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville, MD).

This unique program is an invitation for the community to enjoy two energizing art forms showcased by world-class local talent:

** CAFE Poetry Students - Ages 6-16

** 2017-18 Strathmore Artists-in-Residence Trio: Ivory, Wood & Steel:

  • Josanne Francis,Steelpan soloist & CAFE Artistic Director
  • Drew Kid, Piano soloist
  • Uasuf Gueye, Balafon soloist

** PGAHC Award-Winning Poets:

  • Samantha Jackson
  • 2017 Prince George's County Youth Poet Laureate
  • Diane Wilbon Parks
  • Edgar Gabriel Silex
  • Ladi Di aka Sylvia Dianne Beverly
  • Sistah Joy aka Joy Matthews Alford

This event is FREE and open to all ages. $8 suggested donation at the door.

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