MoAD Open Mic
OPEN MIC THIRD THURSDAYS continue.
Hosted by poet Nia McAllister, join us for an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area. Participate or just watch.
Sign up to perform below or onsite at 6pm. Everyone is welcome.
We have two featured artists this month:
IN HINDI MEANING HOPE
ASHA is an Artist, Educator, and Revolutionary. Originally from LA, she is currently an 8th grade teacher in San Jose. She is an international poet, striving to use art to create radical change. ASHA was featured on the cover of Content Magazine, and KQED Arts produced a documentary on her intention and process as an artist. She has showcased her work at many of the prominent poetry events in the Bay Area, as well as been an active speaker, emcee, and
performer at numerous rallies and marches for civil and human rights. She was given the Hank Hutchins award by the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators for supporting black youth. Her dream is to establish her own K-12 school rooted in restorative practices, art and social justice based standards. Asha consistently uses her platform to voice out against injustice and to speak up for those who have been marginalized and silenced for centuries.
Nazelah Jamison is a gifted poet, emcee, and vocalist who has learned from and graced the stage with some of the finest people in entertainment today. She has competed on and/or coached 12 National Slam teams; and has performed poetry & music across 3 continents. Until she retired (ha!) in 2014, she hosted and co-produced The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic, an on-going monthly poetry slam in Oakland, CA, as well as performing at venues around the SF Bay Area and the country. She has collaborated on music recording projects with the Rondo Brothers, and is embarking upon a career as a stand-up comedienne. Her first collection of poetry, evolutionary heart, was released by Nomadic Press in Fall 2016. Nazelah is well-known and beloved for her work with Spearhead and the French music group, Les Nubians, and her love of hip-hop translates onto the stage.