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Slamalamadingdong FEAT TUMI THE BE

March 21 @ 6:30 pm 9:45 pm

Back on a premiere stage and in our new home, the Brunswick Ballroom hosted by Team Slama alum Nour Abouzeid

Slama is a space where we celebrate intersectional community and encourage Artists to bring their absolute best work to the stage.

In March we will be featuring the phenomenal TUMI THE BE


Raised in Botswana listening to gangsta rap, Tumi related little to the lyrical content of his favorite rappers (Dr Dre, Xzibit and Jay-z) but the musicality and cadence of their raps (combined with a gentle nudge from his college sweetheart) inspired him to weave his thoughts, anxieties and experiences into hip hop. The playful boom bap rapper has carved out a sound which is steeped in rich musical, spiritual and poetic tradition, honing in his skills in curbside cyphers at Melbourne bar Horse Bazaar and on stage with many of Melbourne’s hip hop legends.


– No props, music or costume.
– Poems must be 3 minutes.
– Must be original work.

We are doing a pre-registration system for the 2022/2023 season and until further notice. $10 to register.

POETS. Please have 3 pieces ready.

Want a coveted slam spot?


12 spots only. Online registration closes 4PM Tues Feb 21st.

Poets, please make sure to follow the registration process closely:

1. Start by paying your $10 fee at the trybooking link.
2. There you will find further instructions on how to upload your photo, biography and fill out our google form. These processes exist to keep everyone safe and help make everything run smooth on the producer’s end. THANK YOU!

$50 cash prize for first place and we want all poets seasoned and new to put your name in the hat.
All scores are accumulated throughout the season and the poets with the top scores make it into our Grand Slam. At this event the top five placing poets become a team, write together and get the opportunity to travel and compete in international poetry slams.



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Brunswick Ballroom

314 Sydney Road
Brunswick, VIC 3056 Australia
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+61 3 9387 1347
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