We graced the stage.
We graced the stage that has been home to Da Poetry Lounge for the past two decades.
We graced the world renowned stage that became platform to the first ever LA Get Down Festival.
And it was amazing!
The Definitive Soap Box family and I had the humbled honor and privilege of showcasing our gifts and passions to an audience of nearly 100 poetry enthusiasts. We represented a wide range of emotions and current issues from parenthood to political plights. And our Long Beach homegrown band, The Black Noise, even got into the mix belting out their mesmerizing soulful sounds of soothing vocals and eerie electrical guitar accompaniment.
But the grace and blessing was truly the other way around. We were greatly gifted with an opportunity to share the stage with a handful of heavy hitters in the poetry landscape. From Aman K. Batra to Alyesha Wise and from Yesika Salgado to Angie Aguirre (of Chingona Fire), the amalgamation between these fantastic females and our Soap Box family produced words that intertwined into performance pieces that made for a sensational evening.
Donning Da Poetry Lounge stage, after taking a few years off from intentionally seeking out opportunities to perform, was a great way of injecting me back into the stream of Spoken Word.
It’s a new season for me and I’m extremely excited for what’s to come.