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Second Annual Unapologetic: Audience Discretion is Advised event — 8/6/16

Stephanie Millions | 8/24/2016, 11:24 a.m.
What’s better than going to a show and being unapologetic in that way that you express yourself? On August 6th, ...
The crowd at the Second Annual Unapologetic. Photo: Alex Fort

Cool weekend afternoons and live poetry shows can be just the thing you need to set the mood for the weekend.  What’s better than going to a show and being unapologetic in that way that you express yourself? On August 6th, PROJECTPOETRY hosted their Second Annual Unapologetic: Audience Discretion is advised event Mc’d by me at the Dorchester Art Project on 1486 Dorchester Ave.

PROJECTPOETRY is a non-profit organization that nurtures, develops and promotes experienced & upcoming poets while showcasing their talent in the Boston area. The Second Annual Unapologetic event was eye opening and powerful and featured some of Boston’s best spoken word Artist. The artist featured at the show were Oby, Morency, Schnieder Predestin, J.Fox, Evan Jymall Cutts, Al’amin Cissi and Sev. Jessica Moliere President of PROJECTPOETRY says “ I want the audience to feel safe to express themselves as well as knowledgeable to what’s going on in the world through the poets pieces”.

One of the highlights of the show was Al’Amin Cissi, who describes himself as “The child of the only college dropout out who kept all the books she took out of the library and bought for classes.” A graduate of Wheelock College, AL ‘Amin uses poetry as a tool to share his ideas and has come to the conclusion that his role is a social disrupter. He believes that the essential quality of a leader is their ability to combat social norms and cultural narratives. But the best part of the show was when the artists collaborated at the end of the show on a piece that paid tribute to the victims of police brutality.

When some of the pieces got hard for the audience to digest, there was a separate room available for them to take a break. The room featured beautiful art portraits and a live painter. For show updates and inquires on how to join PROJECTPOETRY, follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook under Project Poetry.

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