Rodzilla

When: Friday Dec 2nd, 9pm
Where:  Heroes: 7402 Greenville Avenue
Hosted by Rock Baby and Alexandra Marie

Rodzilla is an internationally known spoken word artist, carrying the torch lit long ago by ancestor griots and members of the Black Arts Movement. Heralded as the Blackademic, this scholar represents the hip hop intellectual at its finest with his brand of edutainment… He has performed in every noteworthy poetry den in the US, and has graced stages in Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia… representing a special brand of lyricism called that NorthernCaliformulaSacramentoIzm, Rodzilla is one of the most unique artists around. A seasoned performer for the National Association of College Activities (NACA) Mr. Freeman has performed at Princeton, Brown, Harvard, and a plethora of other colleges around the United States. Nurtured in the fertile Northern California slam scene Rodzilla honed his craft as a member of the Sacramento Slam Team in 03, and 04, and has continued mentoring and coaching Sacramento’s Brave New Voices team that placed fourth in the country in 2010… with vision, depth and a deep historical grasp, this Blackademic is perfect for any setting, large or small, academic or laymen, multicultural, homosexual, and ESL… Come see about him.

WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas. Every 1st and 3rd Friday at Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.


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