The 2nd annual HULLABALOO FINALS NIGHT will determine which school has the best poetic chops in all of British Columbia. KHARY JACKSON (2-time U.S. Slam Champion) will start the evening with a feature set of his award-winning spoken word poetry. Then, the top four teams – who have advanced through the preliminary stages – will face off against each other with the 2012 Hullabaloo team championship at stake. Opening the night will be a mini-feature by Hullabaloo alums, Mo Lawrence and Lee Cannon-Brown.
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About Khary Jackson aka 6 is 9
Khary Jackson was part of the 2009 and 2010 St. Paul Minnesota National Championship Team in the United States, plus the 2008 St Paul Grand Slam Champ and placing 6th in the nation at his first Individual Word Poetry Slam Championships in 2007. He also finished in the top 5 at the 2008 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in Charlotte, North Carolina. He lives/breathes/detests/adores writing poetry. He may shock, tickle, subtly move, devastate or inspire you. He can be intense onstage, but he still likes hugs from friendly strangers.
“…a mix of Saul Williams and Pablo Neruda…”
- Valentine Stalinas, brilliant OKC poet and man of extraordinary taste.
“…the freshest, most original slam performer I’ve seen.”
- Mighty Mike McGee, national slam champion
Individual finalist, 6th place; 2007 National Poetry Slam
Individual finalist, 3rd place; 2008 Individual World Poetry Slam
Individual finalist, 4th place; 2009 Individual World Poetry Slam
Champion Saint Paul team; 2009 National Poetry Slam
Champion Saint Paul team; 2010 National Poetry Slam
Champion; 2007, 2008 and 2009 Saint Paul Erotic Poetry Slam
Recipient of the 2009 Verve Spoken Word Grant; Intermedia Arts
Recipient of the 2005-06 Many Voices Fellowship; Playwrights’ Center
Recipient of the 2007-08 Many Voices Fellowship; Playwrights’ Center
Judges Choice, MN Slam Poet of the Year; 2009 Urban Griots Awards
Recipient of the 2010 Artist Initiative Grant; MN State Arts Board
About Mo Lawrence and Lee Cannon-Brown
Our opening features both participated with their respective schools in Hullabaloo 2011. Lee Cannon-Brown (South Delta Secondary) – known for his dead pan wit and comedic timing – had the highest scoring poem on the Team Finals Night at Hullabaloo 2011. Mo Lawrence (Howe Sound Secondary) used his manic intensity and blazing lyricism to go on to become the 2011 Youth Slam Grand Champ.
This is a public event.
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$8 for school groups or youth groups. Contact Chris Gilpin at email@example.com or 604.681.2715 for discount code.
This event is free for all festival participants and volunteers.