Hello Poetry Lovers
Poetry Cafe will be held at a later date this November. Our guest poet Namaya hails from Vermont and is visiting NZ as part of a world tour. We are happy to be ensconced back at Cruz Cafe & Bar in Porirua. Please note that November meeting will be Friday November 24.
Namaya is "the high wire performance artist of the spoken word scene," as described by one reviewer. With his virtuoso show of music and stories, he is one of the leading spoken word artists in the US. In 2006 he is on tour in Ireland, Japan, and New Zealand. With his band Jazz Beat Blues Poetry Ensemble he has toured in Europe with performances at Cafe Teatret in Denmark, Winston and Badcuyp in Holland, Cellar in Brighton, and Apples n' Snakes in London. He has been featured at the Nuyorican Café and Bowery Poetry Club in NYC and venues throughout the Northeast in the US.
All products and performance proceeds go to support Grace Cares, a not-for-profit foundation for grass roots Third World community development.
This solo show is political satire: Amerika Uber Alles; Men of Enron: If Men Swore on their Dicks Instead of the Bible; a bit of love/lust with Necrophilia Blues and Love Junkie; Land Mine Hop; Jazz Detective Story; and a mix of other politically incorrect and wry works. Often it leaves the audience astonished bemused, but delighted. The show is a mix of music, guitar, improv and story telling. "Great fun!" said one viewer.
Nuyorican Café in NYC said, “Great show!”
"Brilliant!" exclaimed Apples and Snakes in London.
"Encore!": The Winston in Amsterdam.
"Sensuous, playful, thought provoking"
"Spoken word performance at its best."
"...a master craftsman of the spoken and written word"
T. has two successful books, Eros to Godhead and God Sex Politics, and publishing credits in numerous US and international magazines. He has performed throughout the US and abroad.
Namaya will be supported by original guitar music with Mika.
"Don't forget FREE ENTRY & GREAT PRIZES available for poets on our popular OPEN MIC"
Where and when:
> Friday 24 November, 7.30pm
> Cruz Cafe & Bar
>Serlby Street, Poriua (opposite Countdown, next door to Video Shop)