Friday, May 18, 2012

The Ellington Poets Society Perform at BAM

The Ellington Poets Society with Mayhem Poets
The BAMcafe stage

The Ellington Poets Society recently performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with the professional poet group, Mayhem Poets.  The Mayhem Poets take audiences on a high energy verbal adventure that raises poetry to playful and thought-provoking heights, inspiring students with the power of spoken word.  Commenting on subjects from Dr. Seuss to superheroes to fast food, this trio of theatrically trained artists is joined by an electric violinist to explore rhythm in its many forms.

More than two hundred students from all over NYC were invited to this event, but the only student group to take the stage was the Ellington Poets.  One member was very inspired by the Mayhem Poets.  Byron M. asked Mason Granger, who joined the Mayhem Poets in 2005, about his inspiration for one of his poems.  "Do you really love cartoons that much?", asked Byron. "Yea", Granger responded, "I do".  For more information about Mayhem Poets, click here!

Lead by our school's Dean of Discipline, Mr. Cantu, the next two performances by the Ellington Poets Society will be at Aaron Davis Hall (Langston Hughes Choral Speaking Festival) on May 23rd and at our annual Talent Show on June 15th.

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