BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam ft. RANDELL ADJEI & JV DA POET! (February)
Hello poets and poet enthusiasts!
After the crazy Anything Goes BAM! Youth Poetry Slam of January, Toronto's only Youth Poetry Slam is back in full effect for the Season Opener February slam featuring, in collaboration with Spoke ‘N Heard and RISE Poetry, the talented wordsmiths Randell Adjei and JV Da Poet!
Rules of a BAM! Poetry Slam are quite simple. There we will have 12 slots open for youth poets ages 12-19 - 2 rounds, 3 minutes with a 10 second grace period for every poet to drop their fire, with a 0.5 penalty for every 10 seconds afterwards. There is an OPEN MIC available for all ages for anyone that wants to share his or her works on stage!
As stated early, February’s slam also marks the SEASON OPENER for BAM! Basically, from February to September, finishing 1st will get 5 points, 2nd place gets 3 points, 3rd place gets 2 points, and the remaining youth slammers gets 1 point. In October, the top 12 point leaders in descending order will be invited to our October semi finals to compete to be on the BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam! With J Wing taking the January’s slam, who is hungry to take that 5 points and 1st place in February?
SO COME THRU AND BRING A FRIEND OR TWO OR THREE! You will not regret it. There will be fire, blood and poetry! See you there!
HOSTED BY: Patrick de Belen!
Where? The Central on Markham St.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
5:30PM – DOORS OPEN
6:00PM – SIGN UP
6:30PM - SLAM STARTS
Cost? $5 Cover
Randell Adjei, Is a spoken word artist who uses words to Reach Intelligent Souls Everywhere through Edutainment. His Art was born after years of being lost. He found himself by turning his struggles around to inspire others. “I believe there are a lot of issues in our society that need to be addressed so I use this art to educate, many of us are lost in society but we are all responsible for one another’s growth.” he says. He’s been incarcerated, suspended, robbed at gun point, & almost lost his life he was stabbed in the back and elbow at age 17. A former juvenile delinquent who lost himself in the process of trying to find myself, but when he learned he could turn his struggles around to help inspire others, things began making sense. He is a recent recipient of the Identify & Impact Street Level Advocate Awards by the Toronto Youth Cabinet & his mission is changing the Vibration of the world putting the Unity in Global Community. Interesting Fact: He was the Blessed Mother Teresa Valedictorian of the 2009 Class
JV DA POET:
Jordon Veira AKA JV Da Poet was born in Toronto. He’s an entertainer, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, filmmaker, and the director of Spoke N’ Heard, a blossoming production company that specializes in creating dynamic urban & world arts events. JV is passionate about using art to inspire unity in Toronto and abroad.