UHHU Poetry Slam winner opens for Carlos Andrés Gómez at ‘Behind the Masc’
The Winner of the UHHU POETRY SLAM ( Part 2 of ‘Love, Hip Hop & the Spoken Word feat. SHIHAN’ ) will be awarded a stellar price & perform their winning piece as the Official Opener of acclaimed poet Carlos Andrés Gómez at ‘Behind the Masc’ , the keynote event of the “What Makes a Man…” White Ribbon Conference! See details below.
LOVE, HIP HOP & THE SPOKEN WORD feat SHIHAN
Friday, January 21 · 7:00pm
LIB-72, Library Building, 350 Victoria St., M5B 2K3 @ Ryerson University
Join the Urban Hip Hop Union in a two-part evening of “Love, Hip Hop & the Spoken Word”
One-on-One Intimate & Interactive Discussion with Shihan followed by Audience Questions and Answers
…WHO IS SHIHAN? Shihan Van Clief is a spoken word artist from New York.
He’s made several appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam Series, is a US National Poetry Slam Champion and a poet in Tony Award winning “Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam International Tour”
Recently partnered with the Black Eyed Peas to provide poetry content for their new Social Networking website (DipDive.com) this will be Shihan’s first University appearance in Canada!!
His poems include “This Type Love”, “Flashy Words” & “Father’s Day” available on YouTube/iTunes
Check him out “This Type Love”
UHHU POETRY SLAM
All Contestants must submit their video recordings with a “Love through the Hip Hop Lens” theme by MONDAY JANUARY 17 2011
Send all submissions to: UHHU@RYERSON.CA We accept written, audio and video submissions
*Special Guest Judges – “Humble the Poet”,“Keisha Monique Simpson” and SHIHAN!!
The Winner of the POETRY SLAM will be awarded a prize & perform their winning piece as the Official Opener of acclaimed poet Carlos Andrés Gómez at ‘Behind the Masc’ , the keynote event of the “What Makes a Man…” White Ribbon Conference
UHHU’s Official Pub Night (After Party) @ 11PM at “Ram in the Rye”
– with Shihan in attendance & Scratch Lab’s own DJ Craig Brooklun on the 1’s and 2’s