Poetry and music experience with Jamaar Smiley(IN-PERSON)

Thu Jul 29 2021 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm UTC-07:00

South Park Hall | Seattle

Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Publisher/HostFremont Abbey Arts Center
Poetry and music experience with Jamaar Smiley(IN-PERSON) Experience a new form of wellness event held safely at venues around Seattle. Clear stress, refresh your mind, spark your creativity
About this Event
7/29 Poetry and music experience with Jamaar Smiley
New poetry + new book out June 19th!

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See COVID Safety Info at the bottom of this page under Abbey Arts Presents

Thanks for helping keep our community safe!

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JAMAAR SMILEY: www.thesmileyexperience.com

Jamaar Smiley, also known as the "Voice of the Northwest", is a Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Author and Educator. His work captures the essence of proud black men and women, youth and adult alike, by diving deep into the people, the history, the upbringing, the communities, the Ancestors, and the culture itself.

Born on the South Side of Chicago and grew up in Burien, Washington, he began writing at a young age to express and gain a better understanding of himself. While attending Midland University in Nebraska, that understanding would come full circle.

<blockquote>“My work as an artist encompasses the struggle of Black Americans and the ongoing injustices that leave us in a constant state of traumatic stress. Deterring us from our health, sanity and prosperity as not only a collective of people, but as humans.</blockquote><blockquote>Having endured the expropriation of our original culture, heritage, spiritual customs and land, my art serves as a medium to garner healing from these traumas so we as a people can progress in the way nature intended in the efforts that one day we can live up to the moniker 'People of the Sun.'"</blockquote>

His art, often described as the love child of Saul Williams and Nikki Giovani, has reached cities and institutions nationwide. He has shared the stage with many influencers of this generation from International Award-winning Artists like the Canadian Song bird, Gina Williams, to Community Organizer and Humanitarian Rizza Islam.

-Artist Bio


@ South Park Hall, 1253 S Cloverdale St, Seattle
7-8:30p dinner show, 6:45p doors
All ages, seated, quiet food & picnics welcome

Check out https://www.southparkhall.com/ for more about this beautiful historic space. Also available for private parties, weddings, and other rentals. Support a black woman owned business that also supports many local artists and food creators. South Park Hall is operated by Melanie Granger.


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ABOUT SEATTLE WELLNESS EVENTS:

Abbey Arts & Creative Spark (Experiences & Classes to boost creativity) brings you cozy music & arts events adapted to historic spaces, and presented with all public health safety in mind.

Experience a new calmer form of relaxing event held safely at various venues around Seattle. Clear stress, refresh your mind, spark your creativity with live music, multi-arts, yoga, sound baths, creativity classes, and more.

Enjoy a relaxing and small "house concert" type music experience with local LIVE musicians, lots of fresh air and space.

Audience size will be limited and reduced per current Public Health Guidelines. Concerts are held in large spaces rated for 180-260 people normally. Various creative activities will be included in the lobby. Some shows may be hosted outdoors when noted and weather permitting.


More info via

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EVENT & VENUE INFO:
  • Please refrain from talking during the show.
  • Please enter quietly if the show has already begun.
  • Please leave quietly, it's a very quiet neighborhood.
  • You probably get the idea, this isn't a loud party venue. :-)
  • Quiet Picnics Welcome. Light snacks & non-alcoholic beverages may be available for purchase at the venues, but no other food or bar service at these shows.

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ABOUT ABBEY ARTS, SEATTLE:

NONPROFIT 501C3, NON-RELIGIOUS, EST. 2005

Presenting welcoming music, arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.

  • We support low income families, veterans, and humanitarian nonprofit workers with free event tickets. http://www.fremontabbey.org/artsconnect
  • Rental info & more: http://www.fremontabbey.org/rent
  • Concert & events calendar: http://www.abbeypresents.org
  • Respect policy: www.abbeypresents.org/respect
  • Check out the Abbey Arts recent & future bands playlist on Spotify

Home Venue: Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103 / 206-414-8325 Ballard Homestead: 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle | + UHeights Auditorium, St Mark's Cathedral, & more


Event Photos
https://youtu.be/mASFDPtbHrU

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

South Park Hall, 1253 South Cloverdale Street, Seattle, United States

Tickets

USD 0.00 to USD 20.00

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