Date and Time
Apr 23, 2019 8:00 pm
A Busboys and Poetry event! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.
HOSTED BY: CAROLYN MALACHI
Carolyn Malachi, the Grammy-nominated songstress hailing from Washington, DC, is a shining example of how music truly is universal. Her vocal talents, breathtaking live performances, and songwriting acumen have served international audiences and wowed music lovers in South Africa, China, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Haiti, Barbados and beyond. Generating global excitement about American art and delighting local cultures are the just a few of the qualities that, according to MTV, make her “An R&B artist to obsess over.” Using her music and social media platforms as forces for good, Malachi, a Fulbright-Hays grant recipient, advocates for equal access to education and technology. In addition she contributes lifestyle articles to Black Enterprise Magazine and Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine. For more information, please visit carolynmalachi.com
MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi is a poet, stage actress, playwright, saxophonist, flutist (sometimes), award-winning radio presenter/producer, arts facilitator, businesswomen, and event organizer. Known for her Sepedi pen and her reciting style using code switching and code mixing of English and Sepedi Languages, Mo’Afrika fuses her poetry with jazzy/soul/kiba vocals and rhythm. Some of her works have been featured in community publications and national sub-Saharan radio stations. Recordings include (Ndoza kusa) 2014 Nduduzo Makhathis album Sketches of Tomorrow and Tribe Soil’s Ep (2011).