Word Up! presents:

Word Up presents: Sky God

Sky God (Pen-ting Poetry)

The Forum, Royal Tunbridge Wells

Pay on the door, £5, slammers £3
Entry Requirements: 16+

Word Up! Spoken word & Poetry Slam

Back again for another evening of words with your host Dwella.

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Sky God

Then get ready to read your piece in the slam - maximum of three minutes each.

Tunes from DJ Karl Quinn.


SKY GOD

SKY GOD is a hip-hop artist and poet who’s work focuses on militant political discourse, equality and afro-futurism. In his songs he grapples with concepts such as religion and masculinity, while exploring personal trauma in the form of narrative pieces seeking to portray rich and vivid images with his words. SKY GOD uses rhythmic techniques and rippling multisyllabic flows to capture and transport the audience with visions of the world and attempts to unite perspectives and find common truths. Growing up as an only child to a single mother, SKY’s work reaches for, and aims to reframe the femininity within his experience and project love for women, mothers and black people in general.

Outside of music SKY GOD aka Omari Daniel is the founder and one half of the Pen-Ting Poetry collective. An acclaimed open-mic and grass roots social initiative which aims to platform diverse voices and encourage young people to use their talents to engage in political discourse and legitimise poetry and more specifically Hip-Hop, as a means of activism. Pen-Ting has a provable record of championing marginalised voices and boasts one of the best (and most diverse) open mics in London. The event has grown rapidly in the last few years and in addition, has earned residencies at the famously polititcally active Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush and The Poetry Society Cafe in Covent Garden. To date, Pen-Ting have performed shows across the U.K. including Neverworld Festival and Brainchild, and have curated showcases for Chelmsford Literary Festival and The National Poetry Library.

Going forward SKY aims to invest more heavily in young people and build a stronger framework for young minority artists to have their voices heard. He also aims to grow as an artist committed to using his platform to elevate a plurality of voices and promote and support black artists.

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‘SKY GOD is a hip-hop artist and poet who’s work focuses on militant political discourse, equality and afro-futurism. In his songs he grapples with concepts such as religion and masculinity, while exploring personal trauma in the form of narrative pieces seeking to portray rich and vivid images with his words. SKY GOD uses rhythmic techniques and rippling multisyllabic flows to capture and transport the audience with visions of the world and attempts to unite perspectives and find common truths. Growing up as an only child to a single mother, SKY’s work reaches for, and aims to reframe the femininity within his experience and project love for women, mothers and black people in general.

Outside of music SKY GOD aka Omari Daniel is the founder and one half of the Pen-Ting Poetry collective. An acclaimed open-mic and grass roots social initiative which aims to platform diverse voices and encourage young people to use their talents to engage in political discourse and legitimise poetry and more specifically Hip-Hop, as a means of activism. Pen-Ting has a provable record of championing marginalised voices and boasts one of the best (and most diverse) open mics in London. The event has grown rapidly in the last few years and in addition, has earned residencies at the famously polititcally active Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush and The Poetry Society Cafe in Covent Garden. To date, Pen-Ting have performed shows across the U.K. including Neverworld Festival and Brainchild, and have curated showcases for Chelmsford Literary Festival and The National Poetry Library.

Going forward SKY aims to invest more heavily in young people and build a stronger framework for young minority artists to have their voices heard. He also aims to grow as an artist committed to using his platform to elevate a plurality of voices and promote and support black artists.'

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