Sunday, January 15 @ 7:00pm
7-11 Dawson St Brunswick
$15/12 pre-booked or $20/15 on the door
Has an Open Mic?
Book tickets at http://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/…
Melbourne Spoken Word presents OVEOUS all the way from the States, as seen on Def Poetry Jam presenting a full set of spoken word, alongside local Melbourne poets, Tenda McFly, Roshelle Fong and Hunch.
OVEOUS is a true renaissance artist. This performer is a poet, rapper, singer, DJ and producer whose been killing it on HBO, Late Night TV and won the Apollo so many times they kicked him out. His words in poems and music have made him one of the most highly sought after artists around the world. His catalogue of music has garnered critical acclaim. Especially his last release “Passion In Veins” where his flows and content surpass what most expect from rappers these days. Having worked with great artists like Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, OsunLade & Ursula Rucker have paved the way for artistic excellence. In 2017 look for his next project; a full release with long time collaborator QVLN. Their latest groundbreaking single/video for “BONES” is out now. Here to share his inspiration, give it up for the world renown artist.
A night for the poetic sweepings of the inner north to degenerate into sleaze, vitriol, and confusion. And rise into revelation, liberating confession and poetic wisps of the sublime. A feast of clashing waters. All in a cozy artsy pup. No features, no list, no limits. Just put your hand up and come on up. Is your piece not really ready? It is for this gig.
Tariro Mavondo performs ‘Black Boy’ at the closing night of the Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at Howler Melbourne on June 3, 2018.
Tariro is a Melbourne/Naarm based artist who uses multiple disciplines to connect through creativity. Tariro writes and performs poetry as well as facilitates workshops around Australia. She sees art as a conversation, a dialogue and her practice focuses on creativity as a facilitator of change. She also works as an actor on the Australian stage (MTC, STC, Bell Shakespeare, Belvoir, Red Stitch) and screen (Neighbours, Winners and Losers), has been an actor in the internationally acclaimed, awarding winning web series Shakespeare Republic and has done voice overs for La Trobe, AFLW and Thomas The Tank Engine (UK).
Peter Bakowski performs a few short poems and an aphoristic one at the opening night of The Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival at The Toff In Town on May 17, 2018.
Peter Bakowski has been writing poems for 35 years, has received the Victorian Premiers Award for Poetry and writer’s residencies in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou and throughout Australia. His poems continue to appear in literary journals worldwide. Peter writes clear accessible poetry. No matter how many books he writes in his lifetime they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.