In Honor of the XX

Someone hasn’t gotten the word that truth was disproved by literary theorists almost 100 years ago, because the tautological yet somehow appropriately titled “spoken word” scene is still going strong. Few of its practitioners have garnered more attention than Georgia Me, AKA Tamika Harper. One of the original Def Poetry Jam performers, Georgia Me has performed on all five seasons of Russell Simmons’s HBO special and was featured in the Tyler Perry film Madea Goes to Jail. This Wednesday night, she will bring her truth-telling to the Miami Improv for the Bohemia Room’s presentation of To Her with Love: A Women’s History Month Celebration and Spoken Word Experience.

Performing alongside Georgia Me will be local poet Naima J, whom you might have seen torching the microphone on BET’s Lyric Café. Producer and host Ingrid B keeps things moving smoothly with a blend of comedy, music, and, of course, words. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and all proceeds will be donated to Women in Distress, a Broward nonprofit that provides shelter for abused women. Now that’s true.
Wed., March 18, 2009

 
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