Monday, August 22, 2011

Gypsy Acappella at Open Mic hosted by Mike the Poet Sonksen!

Wed. August 17th, 2011

Performing an acappellic version of "Gypsy"

Host Mike the Poet Sonksen

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nurturing my MC skills weekly at Soulophonic: An Open Mic Experience in Downtown LA

Host with the

Group Improv. A tradition at the start of the night.

Hosting/Mc-ing an open mic is no joke. There are times when I don't feel like being on - and I have to be on even when the audience numbers are low - and keep the momentum going when there is a larger group of folks. It's been a great opportunity to try out new Music or Spoken Word material each week, as well as work the crowd and keep them entertained. My favorite thing by far though is leading folks in what's become a tradition each week: a Group Improv Poetry game/exercise wherein the audience picks the topic and we just go for it. I feel really fortunate to get to take part in this growing experience each week! Check out our Soulophonic Blog.

Performing with Beat Boxer Joshua Silverstein.