Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Bootleg Like Jazz – A critique on wealth, social justice and looking rich vs. actually being rich

Bootleg Like Jazz presents Lupe Mendez – Tequila, Poetry and Readings from his award winning novel

Recent winner of the John A. Robertson Prize for 1st Book of Poetry 2020 Bootleg Like Jazz is excited to have Lupe Mendez on the show today. Lupe Mendez is the author of the poetry collection Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019). He earned an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the University of Texas at El Paso […]

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!

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 […]

Artivism_Schetauna Powell – Graphic Novels, Community engagement and the Art scene in NY during the 80’s

In this episode titled Artivism – Artist, Entrepreneur and Author Schetauna discusses her new novel The Experimental City, the impact of Jean-Michel Basquiat on her work and her recent series such as What We Are Not Allowed To Express. Credits: Schetauna Powell: Facebook = Artivism Community Art Supply | WordPress = artivismcommunityart.com | Youtube = Schetauna Powell Sam Osborne Engineer […]