Legends, Statements & Stars! (LSS): Raw

The intellectual androgyne Banjela Davis brings you yet another dynamic evening of sound and vision with Legends Statements & Stars! (LSS): Raw, an open mic for the gods where we are inviting self-identified LGBTQ rappers, writers, poets, beatmakers, singers, activists, and other noisemakers of color to sound their truth in the wake of ongoing political unrest. Spectators and cyphers are welcome and encouraged.

If you are interested in sharing an original OR pre-existing piece, please arrive at 7:30 PM–we will be passing a sign-up sheet then.  Anything you can fit into 3-5 minutes is welcome (ex. Manifestoes, poems, rhymes, songs, dances, phrases, confessions, journals, essays, monologues, treatments, scribbles, vignettes, short stories–YOU NAAAAME IT)!

Refreshments WILL be served!

General admission: $8
Students/Seniors: $7
Members: $5 or free

St. Mark’s Church is wheelchair accessible. Please call The Poetry Project at 212-674-0910 in advance of events to arrange accessibility. If ramp usage is needed arriving at least 30 minutes before the event is recommended. Please note on Fridays between 8-9:30pm the wheelchair accessible all gender bathrooms on the ground floor are unavailable because another arts project has performances in the sanctuary. There are All-Gender bathrooms on the second floor of the church.

Banjela Davis

Banjela Davis is a queer black producer, curator, and androgyne from NYC. She is the H.B.I.C. at Legends, Statements & Stars!, a multimedia platform highlighting the personal testimony and creative spirit of the QTPOC community through talk series, showcases, street journalism, and zines. Banjela has presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, La MaMa, Gallery Aferro (Newark), Dixon Place, JACK, and Brooklyn Public Library. Banjela got her B.A. in Art History from City College (CUNY), which she attended as her alter-ego Zach Frater.