Friday, August 6, 2010

Open Call for Visual Artists, Singers, Poets & Musicians for BusBoys and Poets Show

Common Folk:
The Voices of A Movement
Open Call for Submissions!

Part 3: Terrorizing Immigrants
Your voice is needed to expand the body of art and music surrounding the issue of
immigration and terrorism.

This is an open call to ALL song writers, poets, visual artists, and musicians from around the world to
compose/create new original pieces that deal specifically with the topic
Immigration and Terrorism.  We will
be accepting submissions from August 1st until midnight September 1st.
You will be notified by September 3rd as to whether or not your
submission was chosen as one of the pieces to be shared at the main
event. Even
if you do not live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, we will
still be
able to share your submission by way of the multimedia capabilities at
event space. If your piece is selected, you will be given the
opportunity to
perform/present to a live audience on:

Saturday, September 11th, 2010
Bus Boys and Poets
1025 5th St., NW Washington, DC
Cullen Room
8:30 - 10:30pm


Common Folk: The Voices of a Movement
is a 3 part concert series exploring & creating a new conversation on
the topics of Health, Environment, and Immigration.  

Our first two shows on Health and the Environment, brought in packed venues and a large number of
submissions.  Those shows were headlined by Head Roc, Princess of Controversy, Mikuak Rai, Omekongo, Anu
Yadav and Christeylz Bacon. Liberated Muse's co-founder Khadijah Ali-Coleman performed original pieces in both shows. You can view them Here and Here.

This event will be focused more on the community conscious open mic! 
Headlining will be The Cornel West Theory, as well as  guest speaker
Shahid Buttar, of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.  The event is
being hosted by HawaH.

Email Submissions To:
Acceptable file types are Microsoft Word, PDF, MP3, and JPEG.  Please write "Submission for Common Folk Voices on Health" in the subject line and include your full name and telephone number in the body of the email.

For more information on OCU visit:

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