Featuring Badaweyah, Jas Byant, and Mario “Poncé” Pagan
Hosted by Thomas Fucaloro
Plus open mic
$3 suggested donation. Two drink min, alcoholic or non.
Badaweyah was born in Kansas, lived in Texas, and was reborn in Harlem where she spent the last twenty years of her life. Now, she makes cocktails, and manages the quiet mourners, drowning their sorrows in a fine glass of the finest concocted ingredients in Traverse City, Michigan...this is under the guise of a dancer, a singer, a writer and a creator. She is Badaweyah, and she is muscle. Find Badaweyah in the latest great weather for MEDIA anthology, The Other Side of Violet.
Jas Bryant is a passion driven visual artist and spoken word poet. She showcases, performs and volunteers with her community. As a recent graduate of NJCU with a Bachelors in Earth Science, her jobs and hobbies pertain to her overall goal of being Earth and agriculture proficient.
Mario “Poncé” Pagan is a Titere Poet. He is the guy in every Boricua neighborhood that everybody knows: generally to be found on the corner, sometimes with other títeres, commenting on people, politics, the news, the hood rumors, the universe's mysteries, and stories from the past. Mario follows in the tradition of Capicu, Nuyorican, and Black Arts Movement. His love for poetry began at the age of 12, after reading Pablo Neruda's If you forget me in his grandmother’s bedroom. He is part of the Capicu People’s Open Mic Family, as well an ambassador for LaSopaNYC: School of Poetic Arts.