Poets on Stage: The Last Poets' Abiodun Oyewole in Evening of Spoken-Word Poetry and Music
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Poets on Stage have expired.
The last date listed for Poets on Stage was Saturday March 7, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Most Popular Dance Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $80.00
- Our Price:
- $32.50 - $40.00
The Washington Ballet's ingenious take on this holiday favorite is set in the wintry, historic D.C. of old. In Septime Webre's version of the timeless ballet, George Washington becomes the heroic nutcracker -- which makes perfect sense considering his legendary set of wooden choppers. Set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful score and staged with magnificent sets and costumes, there are waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other clever adaptations to enchant young and old, making this particular The Nutcracker a beloved family tradition. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
<p>African Continuum Theatre opens its spring season with Poets on Stage, an evening of poetry and music featuring one of the original, internationally-known Last Poets Abiodun Oyewole, and Washington, DC poets Kim Bey, Beny Blaq and Jade Foster with the music of DJ Huck Fin at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.</p> <p>Born in the wake of the civil rights movement, The Last Poets tackled racism, African-American identity, and political unrest with their melodic form of poetry with such titles and recordings including The Revolution Will Not Be Televised and This is Madness. The Poets continued the African tradition of oral history that is the foundation of African-American theatre. Their dramatic performances captivate audiences and have long been considered as a pre-cursor to hip-hop music. They have been featured in numerous recordings and in music videos with artists including Nas, Kanye West and Common.</p>
About the Ticket Supplier: African Continuum Theatre
African Continuum Theatre Company produces and presents theater in the nation's capital from an African-American perspective and experience.