BLLJ: Underground 3:33 Vendors Market

The UNDERGROUND 3:33 Market convenes once a month to create a marketplace to give local businesses a platform to promote and broaden their customer base while creating a one of a kind experience for the attendees.

LatinaCon 2019 : Interview coming with the Founders of Latinas Rising

Latinas Rising is an organization focused creating social change in the Latinx community. We seek to educate and advocate on a variety of social justice topics such as, Latinx mental health, violence against women, education, and civic engagement. We believe all Latinx stories are important and we choose to celebrate Latinas working, “boots on the ground.”

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival – Hennyglow – Jon Bannis aka Glen

Houston Afro Creole Music Festival usually hosts the Afro Creole Music Festival annually during the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October. It is all weekend long event October 5-6, 2019 – Saturday is usually a concert/party with a theme (this year it is Hennyglow) and Sunday is the actual outdoor festival that display a variety of cultural activities throughout the day. Each event features various acts, artists, bands, and deejays from several countries and genres of music. Multiple vendors, marketers, and sponsors will have their products on display and available for purchase.


Nigerian Cultural Parade and Festival in HTX, Bilingualism and Jollof Rice

Mark your calendars and pull out your best! It is about the Naija Experience and the community is ready to serve it in the most flamboyant way possible. Akwa Entertainment will present the Ekombi dance and the incomparable, award-winning Ross S. Sterling Raider’s Marching Band will bring a vibrant sound preview anticipating their own homecoming!

@Banke_The_Author Poet, Dancer and Educator and Chris Legier from Show1002 Why are fast food restaurants out of stuff?

Banke Awopetu is an author, poet, dancer and educator.

Show 1,002 is a talk show geared around the issues of daily life that matters to all regardless of race, gender, religious affiliation, political identity, education, socio-economic status or orientation.

Roberto Carlos Garcia – Black Maybe, Afro-Dominican Roots and Casta | Q – Haiti, the Dominican Republic and and musings on travel

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.”

Jasminne Mendez – dicusses her new book, “Night Blooming Jasmin(n)e”, Afro-Dominican roots and Journey with Scleroderma and Lupus

Jasminne Mendez is an Afro-Latina poet, educator and award winning author. She received her B.A. in English Literature and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Mendez has had poetry and essays published by or forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, The Acentos Review, Crab Creek Review, Texas Review, La Galeria, Label Me Latino/a, Gulf Coast, Bird’s Thumb, The Rumpus and others. Her first multi-genre memoir Island of Dreams (Floricanto Press, 2013) was awarded Best Young Adult Latino Focused Book by the International Latino Book Awards in 2015. Her poetry and essays have been named finalists and honorable mention for several awards including the Rose Metal Press Chapbook prize and the Barry Lopez Creative Non-Fiction prize. Recently she won the Cogswell College Magazine Poetry Prize judged by Major Jackson. She is the co-founder of Tintero Projects: A Reading & Writing Workshop Series, an organization that seeks to build and promote emerging and established Latinx writers in Houston. She is a 2017 Canto Mundo Fellow and an MFA candidate in the creative writing program at the Rainier Writer’s Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

D.E.E.P Deborah Mouton – Poetry, Freestylin’ and her new book “Newsworthy”

Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is a mother, wife, educator, and the current, and first Black, Poet Laureate of Houston, Texas. This seven-time National Poetry Slam Competitor, and Head Coach of the Houston VIP Poetry Slam Team, has been ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World. Her work has appeared in Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) Houston Noir (Akashic Books), and I AM STRENGTH (Blind Faith Books) to name a few. Her work has also been highlighted on such platforms as BBC, Houston Public Media, ABC, PBS, Blavity, Tedx, and Upworthy. Her next collection, Newsworthy, is set for release Spring of 2019 by Bloomsday Literary.

Her collaborations with The Houston Ballet, The Houston Rockets, and the Houston Grand Opera have opened new doors for performance poetry. Her work has been highlighted and studied in . She had the pleasure of performing and leading a workshop at the Leipzig in Autumn literary festival in 2018, where she bridged the gap between the slam and formal publishing communities.

As the Executive Director of VIP Arts Houston, she seeks to build more bridges that amplify the voices of artists in and around the nation. Her love for community transcends the classroom and the stage making her a mentor to many and a notable force to be felt.

D. Mouton
VIP Arts Houston, Executive Director
http://www.livelifedeep.com
http://www.vipartshouston.org

The African American Library at The Gregory School featuring Erika Thompson – Archives, Trace Exhibit and upcoming exhibits

In Episode 03 of Bootleg Like Jazz Erika Thompson stops by to talk about the important work being done at The African American Library at The Gregory School. Erika Thompson covers Freedmen’s Town, Houston Tx, Pan-Africanism and a cornucopia of other topics. Find out more at http://www.thegregoryschool.org Music by Idyll Green : https://soundcloud.com/idyll-green Promo by YZBeatZ IG: yzbeatz713 Terrell Wayne […]

Bootleg Like Jazz – Pourquoi France

A multicultural space for personal expression. by: Q Bootleg Like Jazz is the Black American, Minority and Immigrant experience. It’s a mixture of Afro-Latino and the Black Diaspora, fake news and the underground, subjugation and determination. Bootleg Like Jazz is a multicultural space for conversations about diversity in travel and art, languages and culture, society and perspective. Bootleg Like Jazz […]