Ponder This: Uniting Cultures Through the Arts
About This Event
UPDATE: Tonight’s performances start at 6 pm. Cash bar opens at 5 pm along with gallery viewing, including the American Art Deco exhibition.
Ponder This returns to WAM with another evening of thought provoking and entertaining spoken-word performance featuring local and regional talent. Spoken Word occupies a central place in African American culture and history. As an art form, particularly in Harlem Renaissance poetry readings with Langston Hughes and others, spoken word evolved as a resonant artistic expression. Today’s spoken word artists pull from blues music, oral tradition, spiritual song, hip-hop, and slam poetry.
NOTE: As an art form, the expression and perspective is brash and hard-hitting and will not suit all audiences.
Capacity limited to 200. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for WAM members, and may only be purchased at the door.