Tuesday, April 24, 2012
OUT 1127--KELS DA POET's "UGLY ME" BOOK RELEASE PARTY@DESSERTS ON THE BLVD APRIL 22
Photo by Ma'atology
The program bill
Poet Kels holding a set of her new book to the OUTCAM
Event host/promoter Mocha Latte and poet X Blu Rayne holding two of Kels' books.
Poets Shae Brown and Aireez Darychuss having a conversation.
The host of the event was writer, Bell
One of the event's performers was poet Lightnin'
Poet Angel, X Blu Rayne and Mocha Latte in convo mode.
A long shot of the bar area.
The den area.
Bell ordering from the menu
A TV mantled in the floor.
Latte, Angel and Kels.
Santana Barnes of Mo Tre, whose group who was performing that evening with Brown
Mo Tre in the building
Poet/singer Robert Dillard (second from left), who was performing that evening with Kels. Also in the pic is actor Jaron Hicks (left) and guest (right)
Attendees (She was workin' the ensem she was wearing!)
The sandwich board listing Kels' event
Kels with family
Poet/rapper Oops in meditative mode.
A jazzy mural on the wall.
A liquid glass motif.
Latte having a conversation with photographer Teddy Blackett of B Free Paparazzi.
Barnes having a conversation with an attendee in the Smart clique.
Oops at the deejay area with DJ Clue.
Poet Sir Ervin Williams hammin it up in the crowd.
The wine cellar.
Bell welcomes everybody to the event.
...with Mo Tre. They sang Jill Scott's "Whateva" and Melanie Fiona, 4 AM."
A long shot of Kawanee with Mo Tre
Louis Affliction performed
Affliction was accompanied by Chris will who also performed.
Darychuss on the mic.
A long shot of Darychuss performing.
X Blu Rayne killed it with her "vagina" piece.
In vaginal mode. lol
Kels offered a poem while holding back tears from her happiness of people's support.
Kels was in a great spirit that nite.
A long shot of Kels performing.
Brotha Ting was in his element on stage.
He performed old and new poems.
Lightnin was in her element
with poems about self empowerment and sexual abuse.
Lightnin was a bit nervous but the crowd still enjoyed her strong performance.
Williams cuttin a rug with an attendee before going on stage.
Williams was in comic mode during his set and performed his signature piece, "I Stand."
Williams performed a piece from Kels' book.
Dillard was accompanied by Hicks
Dillard performed his classic It Never Happened poem while running throughout the venue.
The hostess watching the performers.
Kels back on stage.
Oops and the hostess watching Kels on stage.
Oops started off saying how much his fiance, Kels worked hard to release her book and said that he loved her.
Kels in poet mode.