Literature Program

Friday, April 11, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.

Tale Me More 2

With Nikki Germany, Black Magic, Rain Bethel-Cooper, Devotion, & The Crusaders (Buffalo Drill Team). Hosted by SpOkEn (aka Tysheka Long)

$8, $6 members
Tale Me More—Again is the second installment of "not your usual poetry reading"—a show with a beat, pulsing with spoken word and musical rhythms that will challenge your definition of a poetry reading. Performers will include Black Magic, Nikki Germany, Rain Bethel-Cooper, The Crusaders Drill Team, Mizz. Streetz, & Devotion. Hosted and coordinated by poet Tysheka "Spoken" Long.

Tysheka Long ("Spoken") has been a part of Buffalo's poetry scene for the past 7 years, performing at such venues as Em Tea Coffee Cup Café, El Museo Gallery, Buffalo Museum of Science, and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in the Poetry Slam finals organized by Just Buffalo. Formally an Njozi Poet, she performed with them in many venues around Buffalo including the "Sisters' Perspective."

Garry Collins ("Black Magic" ), born and raised in Buffalo, NY, is an up and coming visual artist and musician specializing in Spanish Guitar. To his credit he has performed at Villa Maria College's Battle Battle, Hallwalls, African & African American Diversity Conference (McKinley High School), and as a regular at El Museo.

Rain Bethel-Cooper began writing in 1999. She does a lot of her art work at Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes. Her inspiration for writing was watching the staff at Locust Street write grants. That's when she realized "writing gave you the power of voice!" She got involved in spoken word in 2004. Her first poetry performance was at Em Tea Coffee Cup Café. Since then she has performed for Just Buffalo at Klienhans Music Hall, El Museo, and the Science Museum, and is also a former Njozi Poet!

Nikki Germany is Nickel City's 2007 Grand Slam Champ and a 2008 Nickel City Regional Team member.

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April, 2008 - 2008