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the anniversary

one year anniversary of jam on it poetry off broadway showcase. good performances, good poetry, good audience, good music, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (i'm really serious about that), so i suggest you check it out.

JAM ON IT POETRY: "The Anniversary Jam "

October 21st 2006 @ 8pm
The Chasama Theater
217 East 42nd Street
Directions by train:

To Grand Central


Lemon :

Born and raised in New York City, Lemon Andersen has been a regular on HBO's Def Poetry. He was also one of the original cast members and writers for the TONY Award winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. After coming a drama desk nominee Lemon was chosen to be the poet to help sign Lebron James to Nike. Lemon's extensive theatrical work is not limited to Broadway productions. He has been featured in several Spike Lee films including "sucker free city," "She Hate Me" and most recently "The Inside Man." Lemon has also taught performance art workshops at such universities and venues including Harvard, Princeton, UMASS and Sing Sing prison. For more info on Lemon

Taylor Mali:

Performance poet Taylor Mali is the most successful poetry slam strategist of all time, having lead six of his seven national poetry slam teams to the finals stage and winning the championship itself a record four times before anyone had even tied him at three. A native of New York City, Mali was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO original series "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry." He was also the "golden-tongued, Armani clad villain" of Paul Devlin's 1997 documentary film "SlamNation," which chronicled the National Poetry Slam Championship of 1996, the year of Mali's first national team championship. For more info on Taylor

Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo:

Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo is a Nigerian-American poet/singer residing in Boston, MA. She is a Winner of a 2006 New England Urban Music Award for Best Female Spoken-Word Poet. Iyeoka was also awarded the title "Performance Poet of the Year" along with "Slam Poet of the Year" at the 2003 Cambridge Poetry Awards. For the past 5 years she has been a strong member of the Boston Slam Team 2000-2005. Iyeoka was also a member of the wonderful group "Blackout Boston." Iyeoka has also been been featured at the House of Blues in Boston, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, the Embassy, Avalon and Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam airing on HBO. For more info on Iyeoka

Jared Paul:

In 2004, after years of local and national performances Jared traveled the U.S. on the 32 venue "DIY Fight The Tide Tour" registering poets in various spoken word communities to vote and raise awareness about voter fraud. The tour was swallowed and redirected when it met up with Sage Francis and his "FUCK CLEAR CHANNEL TOUR." Jared stayed with the FCC tour for an additional 20 dates, helping to register over a thousand people to vote, and assist in spreading the word about the dangers of the corrupt, money driven, and community destroying media ownership empire Clear Channel. Jared was next enlisted as a featured hip hop/spoken word act for all 40 dates on Sage Franciss 2005 A Health Distrust Tour. For more info onJared Paul

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