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Taylor Fausset

Musician/Artist in St. Augustine

He Plays the Cello for the Mafia

PRESENTED ON JUN 21, 2016
IN ST. AUGUSTINE @ VOL 9

Taylor Fausset was the lead man and vocals in this, but there was a total of four musicians involved in performing this unique piece. 

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scherzo

BY MASAKI KAGAJO
@ VOL 105 ON JUL 31, 2013

Masaki Kagajo presents about his stage performance "scherzo". Where he and others match music, movement, and narration to various videos and images. (In Japanese)

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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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Yojo-han

BY MASAHIRO YASUDA
@ JAPANESE ART OR ART IN JAPAN? ON FEB 19, 2015

Masahiro Yasuda, the  founder of Yamanote Jijosha, speaks about the many Yojo-han styles plays he has written and directed. Yojo-han combines the art and style of European and Japanese. He has won multiple awards in many Japanese events for these plays. 

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Getting Distracted

BY ANTO CHAN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Anto Chan has traveled across North America and Asia, inspiring audiences through laughter. His PK is a compilation of events and things he did that distracted him from working on his presentation.

 

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Music Release as Art Object

BY GARY LIU
@ VOL 26 ON MAR 11, 2016

Gary Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at UH Manoa, and a performer with the Drowning Dreamers Band. As the band released its debut album, he hoped to combine those worlds by enlisting the collaboration of student, faculty, and community artists, graphic designers and printmakers, to create a unique, tangible object that is rare in today's musical landscape.

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COMING TO THE MIC: The Transformative Power of Youth Spoken Word Poetry in Baton Rouge

BY DONNEY ROSE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 27, 2017

As a veteran poet/teaching artist and marketing director with Forward Arts Inc., Donney Rose has dedicated an exorbitant amount of time working to help give young people in Baton Rouge a platform for their voices and ideas to be celebrated, but mostly to be valued.

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Down and Up

BY EBANEE BOND
IN AKRON

Insecurity preserved by shame, shame that exists only in secrecy mixed with finding what you didn't know you were looking for mixed with admiting the insecurity and leveling up.

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Knoxville Poetry Slam (Abridged)

BY JONATHAN CLARK
@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Knoxville, TN as a teenage poet, Jonathan Clark, also known as “Courageous,” shares his personal experience and fondest memories of the Knoxville Poetry Slam; a community built by the love of words and the competition that has kept it together through this 25th year of consistency.
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Walls and Spoken Word Poetry

BY MELIZARANI T. SELVA
@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Melizarani T. Selva is a spoken word poet, showrunner, educator and co-curator of George Town Literary Festival 2018. To date, she has performed in six countries and represented Malaysia at the prestigious Commonwealth People's Forum in London and the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Her notable performances include, TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she runs Kuala Lumpur's monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools. This presentation is about Walls, also a monthly spoken word poetry event.