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Bronx, NY, United States, 2013/05/14 - The Underground We refuse to be silenced event serves as a platform for local writers who meet regularly in smaller circles to share their work, to now break the silence and be heard - AnguillaAccess.com.
Anguillian performers to be joined by internationally acclaimed Dub Poet Yasus Afari for spoken word event “The Underground We refuse to be silenced”
“The Underground We refuse to be silenced” is a new and exciting “spoken word” event which complements the 2nd Anguilla Literary Festival A Literary Jollification; which is scheduled for May 23-26th. “The Underground We refuse to be silenced” will present itself as a dynamic evening of poetry and performance featuring a range of Anguilla’s prolific and passionate spoken word artists. The event promises to bring an additional layer of creativity, youthfulness and passion to the Lit Fest. New, exciting and culturally relevant - this will be a must attend event for both festival participants and anyone interested in creative writing, poetry, performance and the spoken word.
Spoken word is a performance art that is word-based. It often includes collaboration and experimentation coined with other art forms such as music, theater, and dance . However, spoken word focuses on the words themselves and the dynamics of tone, gestures and facial expressions. Anguilla (anguillaaccess.com) has a thriving spoken word community, featured artists for this event will range from young, upcoming writers such as Tangeria Huggins "the Kittian Angel" and Vandon Samuel to more established performers such as Oluwakemi Linda Banks and Bankie Banx. There will also be a special appearance by Jamiaca's “now Public Secret- Yasus Afari “ - an internationally acclaimed Dub Poet whose visit to Anguilla has been made possible by Irie Life.
Conceived as an unconventional approach to the art form “The Underground We refuse to be silenced” event serves as a platform for local writers who meet regularly in smaller circles to share their work, to now break the silence and be heard. However, upon discovery of the event, The Anguilla Tourist Board, who is the main organizer of the Lit Fest, has welcomed and embraced it by including “The Underground We refuse to be silenced” in the programme of suggested activities for their delegates and artists to attend on Sunday May 26th, which is the final day of the Lit Fest.
“The Underground We refuse to be silenced” will take place on Sunday May 26th at Darvin’s Place on Back Street, South Hill, Anguilla. Admission is $5 and the doors will open at 6pm, the event will commence at 7pm! To encourage more active participation, there will be an open mic session, as the organizers anticipate the attendance of the lit fest authors.
The organizers would like to thank their sponsors: Irie Life, DaVida, True Communications, La Vue, Mega saver, and Anguilla Access.