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February’s open mic was hot!

Last month’s GPI open mic at Bossa was hot, as we welcomed GPI vets/virgins and also our feature Head Roc! He started it off right and everyone followed suit, showing off their good vibes, words, and rhythms. Can’t wait to see what March brings!

A little recap of February’s open mic:

Head Roc’s “being black is truly unique” as he corrected the establishment’s impression of hip hop and spoke on behalf of DC against Walmart:

“That is not hip hop, What is that, it is crap, It is rap, it is pop, That is not hip hop” and

“Keep DC Walmart free, They ain’t about you and me”

Shahid brought “mutiny against big brother” and pointed to the “Obama years–hope but keep the same fears.”

Damian gave voice to Lincoln Perry: “I seem happy more than I am because I hide a lot”

I soared like a feather girl and loved with olfactory expression.

Stephanie told us how “life should be delicious.”

Jeff’s “pills he pops give him a glimpse of heaven, translation stated: serotonin spill on aisle seven.”

Graciela danced and brought alive the spirits of the mestiza women: “She had to hide, Couldn’t be herself, Gave her compassion for all… Let it out and show the world who you really are”

Jonathon reminded us of the “million different widows looking listlessly for lost ones.”

Damian’s noun, his every verb, burned holes in all concerns.

Enrique loved the sound of creaks never too loud and showed us money from Wall Street’s perspective.

Jonathon plugged the DC slam poetry scene and said to keep an eye on events at The Fridge.

Head Roc found comfort in his weaknesses, then indoctrinated us into the AHIAHR (“affordable housing is a human right”) point of view and Empower DC, stating too that “DCPS is under attack by the same racism from way way back!”

Many more thoughts spilled forth that night, fueling the flames of creative resistance, hope, and passion that tend to hover in the air the warm and welcoming GPI open mics.

Curious to hear more or share your thoughts in the flow? Join us at our open mic at Bossa every second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 PM.

See you there!

– Jessica

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