The crew from The “Word Around Town (WAT) tour” are hitting the streets again this week to enlighten and entertain Houston audiences. Every connoisseur of funky things, like poetry slams, spoken word and performance art should catch this ambitious group's week long poetry marathon.
Tuesday, July 22, you can see them near Midtown Houston, at Project Row House, where these gifted spoken word artist will captivate you with their consummate sampling of talent, diversity and poetic styles.
You’ll want to know more about WAT, the dynamic group of performers after you have heard them in action. To get more details for Tuesday's show contact Project Row House, 2521 Holman (between St. Charles and Live Oak Streets) 713.526.7662, for their performance time.
Here’s a few short notes on some of this year’s line-up:
Aria, Poet. School Teacher, brings her voice and style from the Crescent City to the Bayou City.
BGK, a slow world traveler from Washington, D.C
Binx, Activist. Artist. Mother. Originally from Houston, TX, packs houses, determined to put a face on the injustices of Latin America.
Joe B, a founding member of Rebel Crew, is a master beat maker, remix artist, A & R, producer (“I don’t sell tracks, I sell experiences”).
Kool B has already received a Houston Sammy Award for his eclectic style of performance poetry.
MissMillieFiori, Former host of Taft Street Coffee’s poetry open mic, her smooth delivery matches the intelligence and wit of her words.
Stephen Gros, is the co-founder of Panhandler Publishing, poet, painter, lover, fool.
Marlon Lizama, this 27 year old writes to social issues, love, and injustice; all while juggling his day the jobs.
Lupe Mendez, this man/poet/teacher delves into ideals of poetic imagery using real world issues dealing with children, cultural identity and poverty.
Marcell Murphy, raised in Houston Texas, he mixes the condensed energy of his performances with surreal written images.
Maria Palacios, is an empowered Latina, inspirational speaker, feminist poet, author, spoken word performer, polio survivor, activist, disability educator, workshop facilitator, professional presenter.
Zelene Pineda, one of the original think-tankers to the Word Around Town tour. She is an ambitious nineteen year old poet, who currently attends the Univ. of Texas at El Paso.
Jasminne Rosario, was blessed to learn both English and Spanish at a very early age and uses these skills to her advantage to perform, read and write poetry and plays in both languages.
Jerome Washington, emerging from Houston’s Fifth Ward, this artist and visionary is on the front line helping to define the emerging urban culture in the Bayou City.
If you haven’t put your face on the WAT MySpace, take a few minutes to at least put up a few encouraging words and let them know that Houston supports Word Around Town.
[Where:Project Row House, 2521 Holman]