SAY IT, SING IT, SCREAM IT…
Ft. Poet Neal Hall, the Surrealists Puppeteers of Poncili Creacion, Musical Guest Samrat Chakrabarti, and your host Nikhil Melnechuk.
Bowery's Premier Poetry Night, with the best OPEN MIC, Featured Poets, and Music in NYC. Vote for your favorite poem to be published online at www.thepoetinnewyork.com.
$10 admission at the door. Come at 8:30 to sign up for the OPEN MIC – 10 slots, first come, first served.
NEAL HALL, M.D. is a graduate of Cornell and Harvard Universities. He is an internationally acclaimed poet, authoring two award winning books: "Nigger For Life," reflecting his painful discovery, that in “unspoken America," race is the one thing by which he is first judged and Winter’s A’ Coming Still reflecting vividly that the more things are said to change, the more things are made to stay the same.
Cornel West, Ph.D., said of Dr. Hall “ is a warrior of the spirit, a warrior of the mind, an activist, a poet. I sense Dr. Hall’s hypersensitivity to suffering – Martin, Malcolm and Jesus all had this hypersensitivity. His poetry has the capacity to change ordinary people’s philosophy on social and racial issues.”
PONCILI CREACION is a mysterious art collective from Puerto Rico that has developed a unique way of performing, disregarding any limits for their sense of expression: theater of land art, dance, poetry, giant masks, street performance and puppet theater. Chaotic Tranquility, has been used to describe their performances. Live music is an intrinsic component, often coming from unorthodox instruments and their own bodies. Playing with color and dimension, props and puppets for their shows are sculpted from clay or built from recycled material
SAMRAT CHAKRABARTI (www.samrat.tv) is an award-winning actor and internationally acclaimed musician. He has composed music for over a dozen films. Recently, Samrat composed and co-created "BUMBUG The Musical" which was the FIRST Full Length Musical authored and produced by the Indian-American diaspora in New York City. He is the recipient of a U.S. CARA for Best Original Pop/Rock Song for his composition “What’s It all About."