Posts tagged slam.

"I Hate Being Vietnamese" by Fong Tran

Vid Credits go to Dou Her

Come thru for a LA show: http://www.facebook.com/events/160786790719217/164482353682994/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

commongroundoc:

We are pleased to announce that community organizer, youth advocate, and incredible spoken word artist Fong “Batman” Tran will be driving all the way from Sacramento to perform at our June common ground show. We asked Fong for his thoughts on this month’s comeback theme, “healing.” Here’s what he had to say:

We don’t heal just when we’re hurt or damaged but healing is a apart of the everyday struggle that we live through. Our bodies, minds and spirits deserve to heal and to be replenished. Art serves as that bat-mobile vehicle toward healing because art taps into our creative spirit or inner voice which is often times denied autonomy due to our daily grind.  Healing spaces are necessary because there are times when we can’t always heal on our own and it requires friends, fam and boo-thangs, plus you wanna help other heal others too. HEALING PARTIES!! Lets get “HEALING WASTED!!”

For more on Fong, visit his Tumblr. Curious for more before the show? See him performing his poem “WTF” here.

Come thru for a LA show: http://www.facebook.com/events/160786790719217/164482353682994/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

commongroundoc:

We are pleased to announce that community organizer, youth advocate, and incredible spoken word artist Fong “Batman” Tran will be driving all the way from Sacramento to perform at our June common ground show. We asked Fong for his thoughts on this month’s comeback theme, “healing.” Here’s what he had to say:

We don’t heal just when we’re hurt or damaged but healing is a apart of the everyday struggle that we live through. Our bodies, minds and spirits deserve to heal and to be replenished. Art serves as that bat-mobile vehicle toward healing because art taps into our creative spirit or inner voice which is often times denied autonomy due to our daily grind.  Healing spaces are necessary because there are times when we can’t always heal on our own and it requires friends, fam and boo-thangs, plus you wanna help other heal others too. HEALING PARTIES!! Lets get “HEALING WASTED!!”

For more on Fong, visit his Tumblr. Curious for more before the show? See him performing his poem “WTF” here.

It is finally here. Since the beginning of the slam season in August of last year, poets have been competing every month to earn a spot in the semi-finals. 18 poets made it into semi-finals and after two days of competitions, we are down to our top 8! The poets competing in finals are as follows: Fong Tran Buddy Sahagun The Poet “i” Jazz Sufi The Saint Katelyn Lucas Rob Zenz Leo Bryant Finals will consist of a total of 9 poets. Where is that 9th poet coming from? Well, right before the finals competition, we will have a one round, last chance slam. Whoever receives the highest score in that slam will automatically be placed in finals. Sign-ups will be first come, first served on the list. Preference will go to poets that have competed previously in semi-finals. And if all that isn’t enough to get you in the seats, our hostess for the evening will be none other than the Oakland Poetry Slam Host/Coach Nazelah! We are not only making history in the city of Stockton, but we are putting the Valley on the map in the slam community. Please support this event because not only will it be a fantastic night of poetry, it will also be a fundraiser for the 2012 Pierced Ear Poetry Slam team and getting them to Nationals in Charlotte, NC. See you there! Admission - $8

Click following link or photo: http://www.facebook.com/events/128257107303202/

It is finally here. Since the beginning of the slam season in August of last year, poets have been competing every month to earn a spot in the semi-finals. 18 poets made it into semi-finals and after two days of competitions, we are down to our top 8!

The poets competing in finals are as follows:

Fong Tran
Buddy Sahagun
The Poet “i”
Jazz Sufi
The Saint
Katelyn Lucas
Rob Zenz
Leo Bryant

Finals will consist of a total of 9 poets. Where is that 9th poet coming from? Well, right before the finals competition, we will have a one round, last chance slam. Whoever receives the highest score in that slam will automatically be placed in finals. Sign-ups will be first come, first served on the list. Preference will go to poets that have competed previously in semi-finals.

And if all that isn’t enough to get you in the seats, our hostess for the evening will be none other than the Oakland Poetry Slam Host/Coach Nazelah!

We are not only making history in the city of Stockton, but we are putting the Valley on the map in the slam community. Please support this event because not only will it be a fantastic night of poetry, it will also be a fundraiser for the 2012 Pierced Ear Poetry Slam team and getting them to Nationals in Charlotte, NC.

See you there!

Admission - $8


Click following link or photo: http://www.facebook.com/events/128257107303202/