Spoken Word to GoGo Open Mic

Spoken Word to GoGo Open Mic

Date and Time

Apr 5, 2024 7:00 pm

Location

Artomatic

2100 M St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20037

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Description:

"Spoken Word" is a literary and performance art in which lyrics, poetry, sketches, or stories are spoken instead of sung. This time we take the words and SPEAK them to music. The official music of DC – GoGo! Do you have what it takes to perform your Spoken Word piece “In The Pocket”? In preparation for the 2024 Spoken Word to Go-Go Competition, come try your spoken word poetry to a selected go-go track by The Experience Band & Show. Track list here: 2024 SPOKEN WORD TO GO-GO — ANACOSTIA BID There will be two open mics before Round 1 in April. Round 2 will be May 4th at the Anacostia River Festival, Round 3 will be online voting and the Finale will be at the 32nd Giant Annual Barbecue Battle. This year's winner will win the Spoken Word to Go-Go Champion Title, the crystal mic, a recording session with The Experience Band & Show and a cash prize!!

WHAT IS SPOKEN WORD TO GO-GO?

SWGG is an annual competition of spoken word artists who write spoken word poetry to a chosen custom track created by The Experience Band & Show and perform it live in front of a panel of selected judges. Tracklist below.

WHAT IS THE WINNING PRIZE?

The SWGG Champion gains the 2024 SWGG Championship title, the Crystal Mic Trophy, a recording session with The Experience Band & Show and a $2,500 cash prize!

HOW MANY ROUNDS IN THE COMPETITION?

  • Two Open Mics (non-competitive)
  • Round 1 - Date TBD, determines top 10
  • Round 2 - Top 10 will be posted online for public voting
  • Semifinals - Top 5 will perform on May 4th at the Anacostia River Festival
  • Finale - Top 3 will perform on June 22nd at the DC Go-Go Stage at the 32nd Annual Giant Barbecue Battle
*Any questions, please contact Ashley Templeton ashley@anacositabid.org

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?!?

Register for Round 1 at the link HERE. April 19th, 7-9PM, Anacostia Busboys and Poets 2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
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