Every second Saturday of the month, Z'novia's (restuarant/bar) in the Bronx is filled with energetic, rhyme spewing, truth spit'n, haiku drop'n, word twist'n spoken word artists and the folks who love them. As resident photographer, I had the pleasure of photographing an Urban Voices Heard's open-mic poetry event "Write Out loud" hosted by John "Chance" Acevedo of El Poetas and organized by Ms. Latanya DeVaughn, founder of Urban Voices Heard."
As a Purchase College SUNY student years ago, poetry circles, conga jam sessions, and random acts of dance took place on campus anywhere that a heart could beat; that is, until university police rolled in and shut it down. Nostalgic and engaging, Urban Voices Heard - Write Out Loud open mic event series is an event worth schlepping from wherever to both inspire and be inspired.
Urban Voices Heard (UVH) Contact:
Latanya DeVaughn, founder of Urban Voices Heard
Venue: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
(Next UVH EVENT@Z'novia's takes place: August 14th)
888 Grand Concourse (161 Street)
Bronx, NY 10451
(across from the Court House)
Urban Voices Heard will also be at the
Nuyorian Poetry Cafe
on August 7th before their
August 17th event at Z'novia's:
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