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Spoken Word Performance @ Tang

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013


On Friday, the Tang will host “Slam: A Night of Spoken Word and Music,” featuring poet Buddy Wakefield and hip hop group The Universe Project, along with performances by students Kali Block-Steele ’13, Seth Johnstone ’14, and Luke Conley ’14.

Here’s the Prop on it:

Buddy Wakefield is an internationally acclaimed spoken word artist. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and most recently TEDtalks. He has performed at hundreds of venues and currently tours full time. Wakefield is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibration performances of humor and heart.
 If you put Atmosphere, Radiohead, and Shlohmo in a blender, you might get something that sounds like The Universe Project. Or was it Childish Gambino, Bon Iver and Flying Lotus? The production of Brooklyn-based trio ranges from trap to folk, topped with laid back raps and beautiful harmonies.

Last year, the Tang hosted a similar event and the turnout was reportedly pretty sick, so check it out.

Friday March 1, 7:30pm @ Tang