TAALAM ACEY

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27.04.11 Faderführung 06 Special: TAALAM ACEY (NYC) | DJ Flip (Texta) in Linz/Austria Stadtwerkstatt Austria
Zeit: 8:00pm.

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Tour: MUSIC & POETRY NIGHTS presented by ISILISTENING
29.04.11 LYRICAL EUPHORIA: MUSIC & POETRY BASKET w/mieze medusa & tenderboy | TAALAM ACEY (NYC) in Vienna Cafe Korb/Art Lounge Austria
Zeit: 8:30pm. Altersbeschränkungen: All Ages. Adresse: Brandstätte 9.

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Talaam Acey ist neben Saul Williams eines der berühmtesten Kinder des New Yorker Poesie-Wallfahrtsortes. Bereits 2003 wurde er dort zum ersten Mal “Grand Slam Champion” und ist bis heute ein Aushängeschild für die poetische Ästhetik des “Nuyoricans”. 11 Spoken Word CD’s und zahlreiche Gedichtbände erschienen von ihm. Doch sein künstlerisches Wirken beschränkt sich nicht nur auf die USA. Durch alle fünf Kontinente führten Acey seine Spoken Word Tourneen. Taalam Acey war Hauptdarsteller in dem Poetry-Film “When the Smoke clears”, für den er mit dem begehrten “Sundance Award” ausgezeichnet wurde und hielt Vorlesungen an renommierten US Universitäten. Über die Arbeit einer der “kraftvollsten schwarzen Stimmen Amerikas” berichteten New York Times, Washington Post und CNN. (Quelle: ARGEkultur Salzburg)

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You have so, so much inspired me with your Spoken Word” said the legendary Stevie Wonder, while interviewing Taalam Acey, during Wonder’s own birthday celebration in May 2008. Taalam, a child of the Newark Rebellion, was raised by a single mother who was a member of the famed writer and activist Amiri Baraka’s community organization. Acey is an independent artist whose work has been featured frequently on TV One and was selected as the original “number one thing you need to know about” on BET’s countdown show, “The 5ive.” Over the years, BET has featured and aired roughly a half dozen segments featuring Taalam Acey. He ranks among the vanguard of artists who use the internet to connect with listeners. Likewise, his YouTube videos have been seen by more than a half million viewers and he has tens of thousands of social network contacts. The Newark, NJ native’s poetry has appeared in Essence Magazine and Susan Taylor, the magazine’s Editor Emeritus, personally invited Acey to perform for an audience of six thousand at The Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. Taalam was honored to be a guest of Congresswoman Maxine Waters for the Congressional Black Caucus’ 2007 & 2008 “Young Gifted and Black” panels. He has shared his work in several countries and approximately one hundred schools of higher education; including the prestigious Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley, where he delivered a lecture on contemporary Spoken Word. Taalam Acey has recorded more than a dozen CDs and authored four books. Additionally, films that include his work have garnered an Audience Award (2002) and a Special Jury Prize (2006) at the Sundance Film Festival. He was featured in an acclaimed Radio-One London slam poetry documentary and Marc Smith, the founder of slam poetry, used Acey’s work in his definitive book. Taalam currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

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