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Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00pm, “Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic Series,” features Poet D-Black at El Fogon Center for the Arts in the Bronx.

“Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic,” hosted by ELKAT Productions along with the rhythmic drumming and sounds of Machete Movement, is LIVE! EVERY LAST SATURDAY of every month at El Fogon Center for the Arts.

Smokin Word and Drum May 30th Flyer

“Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic Series” features poets, musicians, and artists of all walks of life, whose art carries a message for the people. The ELKAT team collaborates with each featured artist to create a unique production for the showcased artist, setting a different tone from month-to-month.

This month, “Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic” features the phenomenal actor, artist, poet David “D-Black” Roberts!
ABOUT THE FEATURE:

D-BLACK is a Bronx-native who has been writing and performing poetry for a number of years. Being a direct descendant of an African mother (Sierra Leone to be exact) and being born and raised in African-American surroundings has helped D-BLACK to look at his culture from “both sides of the fence”. With this background, as well as his love & experience for acting, D-BLACK has done his best to feed others with his verbal food for thought. By blending his social/psychological awareness with his urban/Afro-centric flavor he tries his best to express issues that promote Black awareness and unity.

He has been doing so, successfully, at such venues as: The Apollo Theater, NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), the African Burial Grounds, Nuyorican Poets’ Café, Urban Juke Joint, Barnes & Noble’s, MOCA’s in Harlem, the Knitting Factory, the Bowery Poets Café, and various “Spoken Word Showcases” hosted by Hottest Poets, Inc. and For the Love of Poetry. He has been named a Regional Grand Slam Spoken Word Champion for The Great Debaters Slam 2007, Nubian Heritage Slam 2007, and an opening–act for Phyllis Yvonne-Stickney at Symphony Space in Harlem. He is also the three-time winner of the Manhattan Monologue Slam for August ’08 – November ’08 (www.mmslam.com) and finalist of the Star Project Competition for ABFF 2013 (www.abff.com).

Get to El Fogon Center for the Arts (in the Bronx) to see the multi-talented actor, artist, poet D-Black! And to enJOY the artistic ambiance of LIVE! poetry, music, culture & ART!

“Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic” w/Machete Movement Features Poet David “D-Black” Roberts
DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015
TIME: 7:00pm (doors open at 7)
COST: $8 (FREE from 7:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. – $8 after 8:00p.m.)
LOCATION:
EL FOGON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
989 Home Street (off of Vyse Ave)
Bronx, NY
TRAVEL: Take 2/5 train to Freeman Ave – exit near intersection of Freeman Ave and South Blvd – walk East on Freeman (up the hill) 2 blocks – make Right on Vyse Ave – El Fogon is on the corner of Vyse & Home

For more information about ELKAT Productions and Machete Movement or about upcoming “Smokin’ Word & Drum Open Mic” events, visit:
Webpage: www.elkatproductions.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/elkatproductions www.facebook.com/machetemovement
Twitter: @MacheteMvmt

For more information about David “D-Black” Roberts, follow him on:
Twitter: David aka D-Black @DBlack504


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