Rhythm & Poetry / Feature Night / MouthPeace / Jan 31st

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             

Feature Artist Night!!!

MouthPeace!!

 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Artist Showcase / Brandon Leake / Jan 17th

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

             Artist Showcase Night!!!

Brandon Leake is an Award Winning Spoken Word Poet, Artistic Educator, and Motivational Speaker from Stockton, Ca. His creative mixture of art, charisma, and passion, tailored to his own unique personal narrative has taken him across the country as a speaker and performer. Brandon is also an Artistic Educator teaching a workshop series he developed entitled “Dreamerz” which is geared towards using poetry to engage youth while making literacy fun. Now to explain the purpose of the tour. The tour is entitled “The Dark Side Tour”, and this tour is based around my upcoming Spoken Word Poetry album, “Deficiencies: A Tale From My Dark Side” as well as my poetry . The emphases of this tour are the concepts of healing through art, self actualization, and choices. To find a bio about me or any more information about me please click this link:

http://www.calledtomovectm.org/brandon-leake/ 

Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Jan 3rd / Open-Mic

Every Thursday Poetic Butterfly & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” Sacramento’s premier “Safe Space” for artist. Poets, Emcees, Actors, Activist, Singers, Musicians, Authors & Comedians are all welcome. The term “Safe Space” is in the context of providing a comfortable environment in which artists of all ages, cultures, beliefs & preferences may express themselves freely. All we ask is that you enter our doors with your hearts & minds open. Open Discussion &/or Red Table talk will start between 7:45pm & 8:15pm (depending on who’s hosting) we break for conversation, food & drink between 8:15pm & 8:30pm then the mic opens to the public..  Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

Open-Mic Night!!! Enjoy a night filled with Powerful PoetryLIVE MUSIC from a very talented pool of poets & musician. 

Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.


Rhythm & Poetry / Feature Night / Supanova / Oct 25th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm.

Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

 

Feature Night!!! Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Dudes & Dudettes.. We end the month with one of Sacramento's true living legends in the poetry community.

Noah Hayes (Supanova) is a Multi talented individual who enjoys sharing his gift to create positive change in the community. Over the course of his 20 year career, his gifts have taken him to 6 countries and allowed him to share the stage with music legends and acting superstars in addition to appearance in numerous films and network tv shows..

 

 

Limited Open - Mic: Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


Rhythm & Poetry / Artist Showcase / Word Wizards / Oct 18th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Showcase Night!!! Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Dudes & Dudettes.. We go random with the artist collective known as the "Word Wizards" They are a collective of artist who have been working and collaborating on projects that work in harmony with the mission statement of Rhythm & Poetry. 

 


Rhythm & Poetry / Open - Mic / Oct 11th

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

Open Mic Night!!! Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

 

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.

 


The Psychologist & the Classy Bitch by Jacquelyn Smithson Howard & GB

Good afternoon, you must be Jacquelyn/ hey girl what’s happening/ let me say a few words before we start & get in it/ 

Feel free to express/ digress or confess/ whatever you want to talk about without feeling needs to defend it/

J: I guess you want me to sit here (facing the crowd and pointing to the couch)/ I ain't layin' there for him.

J: I don’t need to defend anything. I’m just tired of people thinking I’m such a bitch. So, what’s your “few words?”

A few can be as many words you like until the progression/ Just know that you are booked for a one hour session/

J: Well then, since this is on my dime/ let’s forget/ this frilly shit/ & let me not waste any time/

J: I don’t want you to think I’m bitchy/ when I’m really just tired of being accused of being bitchy/

J: The people I’m supposed to trust won’t let me the fuck alone/

Understood completely Ms Howard/ but does what I or what anyone else thinks about you really matter at the end of the day?/

As for your statement about  who you’re supposed to trust/ who we trust & who we don’t, typically never works out that way/

Let's say/ for example who we’re “supposed” to trust is our parents by our understanding/
Then that trust is broken & we are betrayed/ or love isn’t displayed/ or those parents who leave us abandoned/

J: That’s just it. They love me, they just think I need to be like them all the fucking time/ shit!
They think the family should always be together/ Live together/ eat together/ play together/ They think that's better.

Why move me into a 23-room home/ with my own bedroom/ & not let me stay in the damn thing alone/ I’m a straight-A student. I do my homework first/ & they check it/ being teachers/ & all that shit that goes along with that. & I know before they do/ when I short-change myself on my homework/ true/

J: I short-change it on purpose sometimes because they always want me to go higher/ because they know what I’m capable of/

They know what you’re capable of?/ yet I wonder if that’s true for you?
Is bitchy in your nature?/ or is it something that you learned to do?/ to protect yourself from the ones who can hurt your heart?/

J: It is something I do to protect them. It’s been like that since the start/ I don’t like being something I’m not. So I guess I am protecting all of me, cause 'I' am all I got.

Betrayal isn’t protection/ wait and let me explain what I mean by that/ anytime you act/ like something you are not/ you betray yourself and everyone involved and that’s straight facts/

Truth is depleted/ love suffers and healing lacks/ because all of your energy is focused on the fear the attack/

So now let ask/ can you honor anyone by betraying yourself?/

Can you worry yourself sick and expect mental health?/

Can you not know your worth, and count blessings and wealth?/

Is love your foundation or is it something else?

J: If I had the answers to your questions/ I would have never booked the session/ and since I ain’t paying overtime/ I guess I have to book another dime.


"Friends" #GuestBlogBy: Akronems

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Rhythm & Poetry Feature: Levi Moses

Dyvacat, & Graffiti Bleu host “Rhythm & Poetry” every Thursday night. Every Thursday there is an Open-Mic for authors, poets, musicians, emcees & vocalists. (Unless we do an artist showcase) We have 2 features on the last Thursday of every month consisting of 1 poet & 1 musician/band. Come join us at:

The Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange 2420 N Street Suite 180 Sacramento 95816.

We enter, sit, drink & have open discussions on a range of topics from 7:45pm – 8:15pm / The actual Showtime is from 8:15pm – 10:30pm. Rain or shine we start on-time…

 

Feature Night!!! Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Dudes & Dudettes.. We bring you Levi Moses to close out the month. Hailing from Sacramento, CA, Libra born Levi started his musical journey at 13 years old. As a rapper turned singer, Levi has evolved greatly. The 2011 "Not for Sale Mixtape" made a mark on underground music in Sacramento, the Bay and beyond. Now with two upcoming releases, the "Foreplay EP" and "Dozen Roses Mixtape, his are eyes set on conquering the world by storm with his smooth vocals and carefully penned songs.

Limited Open - Mic: Writers, Authors, Poets, Emcees, Singers, Musician & Comedians all are welcome.

Free Drink for all who order tickets online.


8 Life Concepts Most of Us are Hard-Headed About.. #podcast

I walk in spirit with God's wind at my back... I think out-loud and I share those thoughts with critical thinkers. Today we rant a bit. (24 minutes)