I’m the first to say you can find talent in all places but I was shocked to find it flowing from My own womb. I entered My son into this poetry writing/spoken word program for the summer with the Maya Baraka Institute directed and ran by various National poetry slam winners and contestants. The program is for youths age 13-20 and focuses on spoken word and the creative arts with an afro-centric flair.
We were invited to their first performance last week which was in the format of an open mic which was also open to the public sponsored by the Maya Baraka program along with Dew More Baltimore. The open mic was hosted by the youths of the program and many of them blessed us with their talents from singing, to poetry and rapping. I recorded quite a few of the performances but no where near all of them nor did I capture what I think were some of the best performances.
Hopefully you will enjoy a peek into what you missed. These talented teens and young adults blew Me away.
I have a few more videos from the event and will be continuing to upload them to youtube at http://www.tinyurl.com/sapphiresyoutube.com
While I’m working hard to boost the popularity of this site I’m also working hard to brand it on social networks. Daily, on Facebook through our fan page https://www.facebook.com/spotlightontalent I post tips for writers, contests, artwork and videos of amazing talent. To check us out on Facebook either click the link above or the facebook like box in the right hand side bar. This site and our social networking pages are designed SIMPLY to provide a platform for aspiring and established talent to promote themselves and gain valuable information that can be critical to their careers.
This site isn’t JUST about interviewing and promoting hot talent but also to provide a place that offers a range of resources that can assist talents of every type. You will notice the resource guide area at the top of the page and in the left hand side bar. Just as I am constantly seeking talent I am also seeking businesses and resources to add to the resource guide. So Email and tell me about your business and lets get you added.
Here’s just a few examples of the type things shared through our facebook page. I would hate for you to miss out on great talent or an opportunity to get your own work out there.
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These young girls had Me smiling, the shy one with the book bag is going to have a hell of a voice once it’s properly trained.
I found an awesome artist on facebook named KellieBrew check here out by clicking her name.
The following video really touched Me , I meant it hit home on so many levels. I hope you take a minute to check her out.
I’d love nothing more than to showcase your talent, here and on our facebook and twitter pages. SUBMIT SUBMIT SUBMIT and show us your talent at firstname.lastname@example.org