Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oveous & Vaimoana Headline @ The Inspired Word NYC Poetry/Spoken Word Event Sept. 9th!

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word poetry/spoken word event, featuring the amazingly talented, not-be-missed Oveous Maximus!

The fabulous poet/performance artist Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu will join Oveous in the lineup, making her second Inspired Word appearance.

And, as always, there will be a 10-slot open mic (open to ANYTHING and with each person getting 3 1/2 minutes).


When: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010

Where: (Le) Poisson Rouge (downstairs gallery)
158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan)
Manhattan, New York City
Phone: (212) 505-3474

Time: 7pm (open mic sign-up starts at 6:30)

Cover Charge: $10

Must be 21 years of age or older. Please make sure to bring ID.



Oveous is a recording artist who tricked everyone into believing he was only a poet. He grew up in the Bronx and Washington Heights exposed to the richness of jazz, soul, hip hop, and latin music. An honorary member of the world-famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Oveous shares his own brand of "rap & spokenword". He became a National Poetry slam finalist three years in a row, is a multiple time winner at the Apollo Theater, has performed on the hit series HBO Def Poetry, and has recorded music with grammy award winner Louie Vega. Currently, you can download Oveous' albums ("Future Intentions" & "The Iambic Moment") online for free via his blog site: http://oveous.blogspot.com/

Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu is a poet, painter, actor, activist, and educator. She was born in Nuku‘alofa, Tonga; raised in Hawai‘i and Utah; and now lives, creates, and loves in New York City. Moana is the author of a poetry, performance text, and visual art chapbook, tonga provo harlem. She is a co-founding member of the women of color performance troupe, Mahina Movement, which has performed at more than 400 stages. Their CD is Speak the Fire. moana has shared her poetry and painting across the U.S. and in Fiji, Tonga, Ireland, Italy, and South Africa. She has been seen acting at the Metropolitan Opera and sharing her one-woman show, Tongue-in Paint, which had its world premiere in the soloNOVA Arts Festival at Performance Space 122 in NYC. Her other production, A Prayer for Tonga, premiered at Harvard University. She graduated from New York University, earned the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship from Yale University, and attended Columbia University’s M.F.A. Program in Acting.


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