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Obscenely Poetic: A Fusion of Poetry and Jazz

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles

A night of music and poetry featuring A.K. Toney, Rhys Langston, Tori Gesualdo, and music by The Cesar Hernandez QuintetBeyond Baroque presents an evening of diatonic feels in rhyming verse & auxiliary prose. Inspired by Rhys Langston’s first track in Grapefruit Radio (published by Black Market Poetry), this powerhouse line-up features three poets based in Los Angeles; multi-media artist Rhys Langston, drummer/spoken-word poet A.K. Toney & the magic of Tori Gesualdo. Enjoy the poetry followed by a stellar performance with The Cesar Hernandez Quintet! Doors open 7:30 p.m. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. About the artists: A.K. Toney is a Griot, writer, and educator. He currently is a Literacy Coordinator, Artist teacher and owner of Reading Is Poetry. Although Toney has yet to publish a full volume of poetry, he is currently working on his first book and album chronicling his life as a poet in the Leimert Park Village area in Los Angeles, CA. As a Griot Toney has learned the art of storytelling while playing percussion instruments. He often deeply emerges himself into rhythms of African Oral Tradition and Jazz from a modern urban perspective. A.K. follows the role of the Griot singing and playing the message, loving, Read More ...

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