Poetry found a fresh way to resurrect itself through a different platform: the new underground artform slowly but steadily making waves in the local scene called spoken word or slam poetry. The reinvented expression of poetry, which found its audience in the youth with some older folks checking it out as well, weaponizes wit and wordplay and is fueled by passion and purpose.
If you’re looking for a way to recuperate from the recently concluded Midterms week, tomorrow’s Saturday event is just what you need. Surround yourself with great art and music while having a drink or two with friends. Luna Production’s #BakaPwedePa is inviting everyone, including poetry enthusiasts, artists, and curious souls alike, at Jess and Pat’s Rooftop Cafe in Marikina this Feb. 25 for a spoken word experience.
Spoken word artists from art collective The Artidope, San Beda College’s official literary publication The Spires of San Beda, and Benilde’s very own Benildean Press Corps, the official student journalist organization of Benilde will perform their respective pieces alongside local musicians such as Sud Ballecer, Jensen Gomez, Rob and the Hitmen, First Light, Agsunta, and There’s Era.
There will also be an open mic segment when people from the audience can perform their own spoken word poetry. So if you’ve always wanted to try slam poetry, #BakaPwedePa is your spoken word fix.
Doors open at 6:30pm and each ticket costs P200. For more information, check out Luna Production’s official social media accounts.