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Poets: Free Verse

Event Type
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Brookens Auditorium
Nov 1, 2012   9:00 pm  
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Student Life Events

Having blazed the National Poetry Slam in 2011 to be crowned as champions with Denver's SlamNUBA team, this harmonic pair takes performance poetry beyond the limits with awe-inspiring content and incredible vocal arrangements.  Being prolific in the art of lyric and song, Ayinde Russell and Dominique Ashaheed leave no heart unmoved when they take the stage.

The two have collectively performed for thousands internationally, making impacts across genres and leaving a trail of beauty hard to go unnoticed.  Dominique was featured as a vocalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics and has shared stages with legendary jazz pianist Joe Bonner, the Flobots, spoken word artists Saul Williams, Staceyann Chin, NBA standout Etan Thomas and more.  She's been published in various anthologies and literary journals, including the American Literary Review and Ohio State Press.  She has also earned a Master's degree in Education, and another in English Literature and works as a director for the non-profit organization PeaceJam.

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