Poetry Jam - The Drake
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    Poetry Jam

    • Wed Apr 24th @ 7:30PM
    • Drake Underground
    • 19+

    Yup. That’s the joint. That’s the jam.

    This poetry jam; a live collaborative flowing experience of poetry-storytelling through live musical stylings and scoring of rap, r&b, soul and jazz to bring an improvised cinematic podcast.

    It's an overlapping community of folks blending together to listen, explore, respond and enjoy the jam session of word, sound and power.

    Hosted and led by poet David Delisca, partnering organically with a band of talented instrumentalists and vocalists intersecting with a feature lineup of poets in addition to an open mic, open jam for folks that want to poetically blend their lyrical literature with the crew’s improvisational musical scoring.

    Bring your own poems or just come to listen and enjoy the vibes. Whether you're a seasoned poet or new to the scene, everyone is welcome to share their work in a supportive and inclusive environment.

    This is Session #8 - Theme: Iron Sharpens Iron.

    We lay bars to architect

    Surface intersections of sounds

    Pass in bounds the holy grid

    Of the Wu-Tang cypher

    Waves travels faster the deeper

    The "we" are

    What's rust if one brother

    Sharpens another?


    Our featured guests Patrick De Belen, Shelly Grace and Main Man

    This night of poetic expression and creativity is happening at Toronto's top music venue, The Drake Underground on Wednesday, April 24th. Doors at 7:30. Show starts at 8pm.

    A gathering. A showcase. A jam.

    Where we blend edges and radius

    Into the spaces in between,

    Relating through rhyme, reason and rhythm

    And releasing into the magnitude of the moment.
    David Delisca - House poet, bellaphone, djembe

    Guest Band:

    Cameron Tinklenberg - Keyboard
    Rudy Ray - Trumpet, Percussions
    Anthony Daniel - Congas, Percussion
    Aubrey McGhee - Saxophone
    Joe Callendar - Flute
    Morgan Answer - Bass

    Guest Vocalists:

    Elle De Lyon