Haiti - Culture : «Slam nights» to the FOKAL

Haiti - Culture : «Slam nights» to the FOKAL
The Harold Courlander-American Corner will offer to the public of the cultural centre of the Foundation knowledge and freedom (FOKAL) two slam nights, April 13 and 20, 2011 at 6pm, in the privacy of the Fokal cafeteria on the occasion of the month of poetry. On the program of these two nights, the microphone will be open to young slammers like Adler Jacques, Junior Pierre, Youyou and the group "Feu vers" but also to amateur slammers present in the audience.

Poetic movement, social and cultural, the slam appears to Chicago in the 80s. It inherits from European, American and African poetic culture by adding the firm will to give the floor to all. Based on the concept of community, the slam affirms the democratic nature of poetry and adds a dimension of entertainment. A young writer in Chicago, Marc Smith, baptizes the slam movement in a bar called the Green Mill, while he organised poetry competitions (Uptown Poetry Slam) arbitrated by the public. "Slam is based on writing but you have to slam the words, the rhythm is essential, time, intonation, a certain energy and studied gestures", defines the Belgian slammer K'ptain Dom.

By organizing these two nights "Slam nights", the American Corner trying to promote a tradition of slam in the country, because this form of artistic expression leaves a large space of independence to those who practice it.

To participate, simply remove your free invitations to the FOKAL from Monday, April 11. The places are limited.

Article by HL/ HaitiLibre / FOKAL

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