Wednesday, March 31, 2010

FRIDAY APRIL 2nd- Youth Team Poetry Finals AND TAALAM ACEY!

This is the second day of our biggest week of the year!

Friday April 2nd, at the FAIR TRADE CAFE 1020 N 1st Ave:
- the doors open at 7:30
-LIVE MUSIC courtesy of DJ CATALYST all night long
- brief featured mic from some incredible poets
- one of the most popular, most amazing, talented poets you will ever meet...TAALAM ACEY will be live and in concert!
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Preparing to make history, youth ages 14-19 will compete against one another this Friday evening for a shot at making the 2010 Phoenix BRAVE NEW VOICES POETRY TEAM!
This youth team will represent the valley metro area at the 2010 Brave New Voices Poetry Competition, in Los Angeles, California!

This evening is special because our goal and expectation for the show is to raise the $1000.00 registration fee the youth must pay IN APRIL in order to go to the event. That dollar amount will house them, feed them, cover their registration, enroll them in all the events competitions, workshops, and seminars for the week. Then we hope to surpass that goal in order to cover the travel expenses for the kids.

Public speaking is one of the biggest fears of all humans, and in teens it has been shown that increased confidence in public speaking and expression via poetry raises grades, self esteem, decreases violence, drug use...and alot more.

So pick your reason to come- DJ CATALYST, TAALAM ACEY, or The Brave New Voices Finals- ALL PROCEEDS from the door will go towards the youth team!

The cost for this show on this night is
$10.00 regular admission
$5.00 students

Our challenge to you is - don't come alone. BRING FRIENDS. FRIENDS WITH MONEY.
Cash or plastic to get in this week only!
But bring cash for TAALAM ACEY's merchandise!
Also checks and cash for the donation bucket we will have for the kids!

Our magic number is 100 people. We want 100 folks to pack the place to standing room only. Please be sure to come out and hear how amazing these kids are!

There will be special prizes for top donors!

THURSDAY APRIL 1st!! National Team Selection Finals, TAALAM ACEY, DJ CATALYST and more!

Doors open at 7:30!
We are turning the time back for one night so you can get in and get a seat and be ready to blast off at 8!

8pm- The show starts!
WARM THE MIC- Special performances by some special poets to get you pumped up!

For months now poets have competed in our poetry slams for the chance to compete in the GRAND SLAM. This event only happens once a year and will determine who gets to represent the Metro Valley Area as part of Team Black Pearl Poetry at the 2010 National Poetry Slam!!!

Open Mics are very cool, poetry slams are even better, and grand slams the best of them all! If you've never seen one, come out and watch your cities best battle it out for a slot on the team! Bring your loud voices and be ready to have some fun!


His bio reads like a who's who of poets. He is and has been one of the most sought after poets in the world for over ten years. He is the hardest working man in poetry and averages 150-200 shows a year!
He has been featured on BET, German television, and is a International Poetry Slam Champion.
He is the reason alot of poets around the globe got into poetry in the first place.
Your featured poet for Thursday, April 1st is none other than TAALAM ACEY!!
This will not be a short feature, he will perform a full concert after the slam!

The price of admission for this event is higher than our usual, but well worth it.
Regular admission is $10.00
Student admission is $5.00

All the proceeds from the night go towards-
ASU SunDevil Poetry Slam Team (they leave for Boston to compete at collegiate nationals the following week)
Black Pearl Poetry National Slam Team
(gets determined this same evening)


There will be a merch table to purchase TAALAM ACEY's merchandise, as well as other merchandise that evening, so plastic is nice but be sure to bring some cash or hit one of the nearby atm's!


It's Black Pearl Poetry's six month anniversary! We're still in diapers but we know how to shake it, so after everything is done, hang around with us and enjoy the music for a bit.

Last but not least, we are asking that if you only make it out once this year to a BlackPearlPoetry event, make this event the one you get out to!
It's a special night for us, and we want to make it a special night for you.

Don't come alone, bring friends, and start blasting the show on your pages and media outlets NOW! Taalam is only performing at BlackPearlPoetry and the grand slam is a once a year event, so come check it out!