Saturday, 25 June 2011

V.O.I.C.E.S.

If you want to contribute in the most important aspect of our future, V.O.I.C.E.S. is the start you want to take. V.O.I.C.E.S. is a non-profit organization for mentoring under priviliged children through self-expression. By visiting schools and recreational centers, we make it our obligation to present the necessary leadership and concern for the young, in hopes to build a productive present and a brighter future. If you want to be a part of the change, keep V.O.I.C.E.S. in mind.
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Voicescorp.org

Monday, 30 May 2011

Shaddai Shut Up?!


Theon Lee is coming to Write On The Poetry Spot June 10th. Be there.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Saturday Night Duval


Now at The Write On Poetry Spot, Choqin Soul would like to present: The Saturday Night Duval. Hosted by P.O.I.T., a poetry slam on Saturday. I know right? There's finally a venue in Indianapolis on a Saturday. Come out and catch a battle of the best in Indianapolis, and have a chance to be heard at the open mic. Also for the spectators and fans, catch a special feature. So for five dollars you get, a poetry slam, an open mic, AND a performance... I'll see you Saturday.

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Saturnday Night

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Eddie's Soul Day

Throwing love and birthday wishes, from one side of the city to the next, Choqin' Soul would like to invite you to the celebration of Indianapolis's beloved poet, Eddie The Third. Come out to Midtown Lounge's Spoken Soul Food Sunday, and help us appreciate a well-"spoken" artist and an inspiring friend of many. To my man, I personally hope that this year brings new fortune to you and your path in purpose, and tonight it's birthday cake for dinner. Happy Birthday, fam.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Spit Forever EP


Sending mad love, from down on the ground, Choqin' Soul is honored to present T. Odis's "Indianapolis" debut album, The spit Forever EP. At a true lost for words at the all around professionalism of the CD. Each piece shakes the Earth, with the passionate messages shared in each track. The instrumentals consist of a melodic embodiment that will paint mosaic audio-images in the third eye of your soul. I have, most definitely, been encouraged to support independent art, from this experience. If you'be never had the chance to see T. Odis perform... go jump off of somethin'. But before you do that, let this CD break the fall. Once again, The Spit Forever EP. If you happen to catch T. Odis online, ask him about this one. Safe travels to my man... may you Spit Forever


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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Spit Forever

Wednesday Night at Lyrically Speaking, Indianapolis throws a Bon Voyage to a , good friend, great poet, and an under spanish-speaking O.T.T.O.B.O.T. architect. Come help celebrate T. Odis's short visit and amazing impression in our city. This may be your last chance for a while. But he'll be back... when he discovers I stole his toothpicks.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Cereal For Dinner



With the stroll that personifies a nation-wide oppression, and the quick-witted tongue of a second century prophet, Eddie The Third takes literature to a completely different echelon of artistry. In his latest album, Cereal For Dinner, even the titles have a sentimental value that surpasses its time. Witness the walking sight of a black man who refused to be desensitized by the system. Seriously, if you're looking for truth, in it's rawest form, this should absolutely take you to the next level. Personally, I'd say put track four on repeat then break the damn button off. But in all seriousness, every piece we'll have its place in your soul. If you catch Eddie Hoke, ask about this one.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Goin' Down @ Midtown



Sunday night, at the Midtown Lounge, aLLEN iMAGERY would like to bring to you, HBO Def Poet, Abyss. Only $8 to enjoy Def Poetry Legend, an open mic, and other special guest. And of course there's free food, cause you are all cheap. So, come by on this date to catch Abyss at Spoken Soul Food Sunday, for the lowest you're ever gonna catch a Def Poet and food at the same time. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Tonight @ Midtown

If you're not doing anything this evening, and you're looking for a cool and melodic atmosphere, you should most definitely be thinking about Spoken Soul Food Sunday. Tonight at the Midtown Lounge, SSFS will be featuring Louisville's own Brent Barnett. 8 dollars at the door, free food, and wine tasting, and an open mic as always to start your week off on a soulful note. Besides, it's Sunday, you aint' got no job, and you ain't got nothin' to do. Come on through and catch a little soul. Hope to see you there.





Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Good F!ght


Imjusayin, F!ghting Words, and Spoken Soul Food Sundays would like to present; The Good F!ght. This album is a collective of some of the coldest poets in the city. aLLEN iMAGERY, Tony Styxx, Mike Perez, Nsaychable, and Saint Peace come together to put a little F!ght in your flow. The album is, of all things, inspirational to those looking to sustain greatness in self, yet extremely entertaining all at once. Each track you will find something quite relevant to where you stand in life. Just don't play track 4 with the lights off.... Please. If you want to cop a feel to reality, you want to hear what these poets have to say.

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La Douleur eXquise






If you want to hear something that makes your ears say "This is some good ass cheese!", this might be what it takes. This album is a spiritually paraphrased journey to self-discover. From my favorite poet, Nsaychable, we at Choqin' Soul would like to present, La Douleur eXquise. Get it, love it, "Fuck it, feel it". I promise, my ears were like," How come you ain't tell me how good this CHEESE was?!". In all seriousness, I'm not saying this because she's from my hometown. I've heard my share of mediocre, self-absorbed poets, this is NOT that. You will be disappointed when you hear it, because its SO good, you'll expect to develop invisible wings and jump out of a window to test them. Might I say myself, bliss has never been so concreted, damn wings. (I thought that was funny). At any rate, if you ever find yourself at a poetry set and you catch her on the stage, ask about this one.


Saturday, 26 February 2011

Write On





This is how we do it on Friday night. Why not start your weekend off, with a little soul. With your host, J Da 1, settin' it straight, a night full of poetry and entertainment keep the HotSpots comin'. Right on the corner of 29th and Clifton (look for the blue light). So, if you're lookin' for something useful to spend your check on, slide through and either get on the mic, or sit back, relax, and say "That's my spot!"


Friday, 25 February 2011

Lyrically Speaking

They're back, and said to be better than ever. I, personally, can't say, because the barkeep cant trust that I'm there for JUST the poetry. Presented by BlaqueLuv Events and Indianapolis's own, Imani-Michele, We bring you Lyrically Speaking. Every Wednesday night at The Palace, you can catch some of the most lyrical entertainment Indianapolis has to offer. Or, if you wish, you can be the one to "bless the mic". Whatever your reason, I can promise you, you will enjoy yourself. Just watch that damn barkeep.
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Spoken Soul Food Sundays

Sometimes church is a little overrated. Sometimes 10 percent of six hundred some odd dollars is a little too much for a repeated sermon. Sometimes.... you just want some affordable, realistic, and down-to-earth soul food. Wouldn't it be nice, to have that? Oooh! Guess what! We got one of those! Every Sunday, at the Midtown Lounge (38th and Meridian, aLLEN iMAGERY and friends host a little poetic fellowship, by the name of Spoken Soul Food Sunday. For aspired poets and/or performers, the open mic is one of the most public friendly opportunities to be heard. After every open mic, there is a special feature, and DIG THIS.... Can you say free food? Say it! SAY IT RIGHT NOW! Yes, free food every Sunday. And passing the plate is absolutely optional. Only six dollars at the door, and the rest of the night is yours to enjoy. So, if the Pastor has made one too many moves on you, or your wife, or you AND your wife, come out to the Midtown Lounge and get some Spoken healing.
Doors open @ 8
Open mics @9
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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Diaspora



The Scattering of people, away from an established motherland.

From the ever-so articulated genius of Saul William's "Dead Emcee Scrolls: The Lost Teachings of Hip Hop", Half Black Productions (Michael Hosp, Jonah D. Winston, Joanna Eve Winston, and Amanda Lynn Meyer) presents a theatrical poetry set about a homeless man, wandering the streets and narrating his theories in one of the most artistic way possible... Poetry.

The show will be in Indianapolis at the IndyFringe Theatre
Feb. 25th, 26; and Mar. 4th, 5th, and 12th @ 8p
Feb. 27th; and Mar. 6th and 13th 7p

For more info check out http://www.halfblackproductions.com