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Open Heart Poetry w/Azeem

Date:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Oshan Anand
Location Details:
Om Shan Tea House
233 14th St. San Francisco

Open Heart Poetry
[http://www.openheartpoetry.com]

A weekly gathering to bask in the poetry of awakening.
Please come with open ears, minds, hearts and words to share.
Enjoy delicious teas and antique ambiance.

Every Tuesday from 7-10pm
7-9pm: Open poetry sharing forum.
9pm: Featured Poet
After: More open sharing and teaparty.

Featured Poet on March 16th: MC Azeem (The Invisible Man)

http://www.mcazeem.com

Azeem started his first band Telefunken in 1991, which was a combination of live instrumentation and hiphop. Years of hard work culminated in their first release (1994) on the then newly-formed OM Records.

Ironically, Azeem’s first break as a solo artist came at an open mic reading where he would test his lyrics under the alias the Invisible Man. On this particular night, Azeem entered a competition against fifty of the best poets and took first place. This led to touring with Lollapalooza, sharing stages with George Clinton, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Beastie Boys—to name a few.
Following this was a chain of events which landed Azeem a PBS special with Washington Square Films, two published books, and a ranking spot as second best performance poet in the nation.

In 1997, Azeem was hired by Bay Area artist, Michael Franti to assist him in composing songs for the second Spearhead album. This lead to two years of world travel where he was a writer and performer with the band. After his third tour, Azeem resigned to further his career.

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$5 minimum for tea or food

at Om Shan Tea, an urban tea oasis
233 14th St, San Francisco, CA
between Mission & South Van Ness
3 blocks from 16th/Mission BART
http://www.omshantea.com
Added to the calendar on Sat, Mar 13, 2010 6:58PM
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