Sat Jul 22
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Mike Geffner’s InspiredWordNYC, one of NYC’s most popular indie performance series, Presents Soundz & Vibez, a magical mix of poetry, spoken word, and music.
The night features...
San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, a poet, activist, and educator. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book titled "Someone's Dead Already" was nominated for a California Bookstore Award. His book "Heaven Is All Goodbyes;" published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series, was shortlisted for the Griffins Poetry Prize and won a California Book Award and an American Book Award. His latest book “Blood On The Fog” was named one of the New York Times poetry books of the year. In 2020, he co-founded Black Freighter Press to publish revolutionary works. He has been featured in PBS" Brief But Spectacular series and is San Francisco’s eighth poet laureate.
Leah V is an award-winning, 10X Triad performance poet rooted from the Bronx. Leah's content offers a nostalgic reflection of her upbringing as a first-generation Nuyorican. Her work often contemplates the world since Covid, and the complex familial healing that follows grief. Holding a BA in English and Creative Writing, her spoken word pays homage to renowned poets throughout time, ranging from 18th century literature through present day poetry. Her personal audiobook is in the works, and you can follow her everywhere at LeahVspeaks and her website is LeahVspeaks.com. This will be her 11th appearance at the Triad.
Butterfly Haus is a Brooklyn-based indie-alternative music project of New Jersey-born Nigerian-American producer, songwriter and recording artist Osaze Akerejah. Though Akerejah has been making original music since the late 2000’s the initial idea for the Butterfly Haus project was first birthed in 2019, finally coming to fruition in 2022 after a period that saw him simultaneously battle heartbreak, a cancer diagnosis and mental/physical health struggles. His lyrics revolve around introspection, identity exploration, love, mental health, and life’s peaks and valleys. These themes are married to eclectic production rooted in indie rock, alternative pop, hip-hop elements, and fragments of 70’s/80’s new wave, creating a seamless and dynamic blend that traverses sonics of the past, present and future.
Advance Tickets: 20.00 At the Door: 25.00
Approx Running Time: 120 Minutes
Genre: Live Music, Singer/Songwriter, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Poetry, HipHop
Please Note: the venue has a 2-beverage minimum per person