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SAYS Showcase: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Poetry

Using poetry for healing, community building, bringing people together
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm

Headlining Performers:

Alexandra Huynh – 2021 National Youth Poet Laureate and SAYS Alumni
Sunni Patterson – Internationally acclaimed Poet and Spoken Word Artist
Zyah Belle – Singer and Songwriter
Karega Bailey + Sol Development


Also Performing:

Takarra Johnson – Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Hip-Hop MC and SAYS Alumni
Andreas Tillman – Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Hip-Hop MC and SAYS Alumni
Keon Johnson – Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Hip-Hop MC and former SAYS Poet-Mentor Educator.
Laura Cook – Poet, Singer, former SAYS Poet-Mentor Educator.
Mister Lewis – Hip-Hop MC and Community Teaching Artist.
Chicano Studies Undergrad Students.


About SAYS:

Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), home of the National Youth Poet Laureate, is a social justice movement based at UC Davis that empowers youth and transforms education by creating platforms for critical literacy, access to higher education, youth voice and civic engagement. In this special SHAPE collaboration, SAYS partners with UC Davis Chicano Studies students, local hip hop artists and poets to shine a light on spoken word as a bridge to unite, embrace, and improve the bonds of community.  Featuring hosts Patrice Hill and Denisha Coco Blossom and DJ Lady Char.

Program Notes: the new Mondavi Center Mobile app will be used this year for most program notes. You can access the notes in both web and mobile app versions here.
This performance is being presented as part of SHAPE (Science, Humanities and Arts: Process and Engagement), an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded program in which UC Davis students encounter the humanities, arts, and sciences integrated to express and examine the power each holds as a means of responding to our world.
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Event Info

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre