Part 2, 3 of June:
The Beijing Grand Slam at Yue Space.
Text by Matthew Byrne, Spittoon director.
SLAM COMPETITION CHINESE SLAM POETS BILINGUAL SLAM WORKSHOPS
作为北京夏季地下音乐节的一部分，spittoon 和 BLK GEN 自豪的宣布北京首次诗歌吟诵大赛6月3日星期天在乐空间举行。
Performed for the first time at this event!
Spittoon is a platform that supports and sustains literary and artistic collaborations between the Chinese and the World. It organizes poetry and ﬁction reading nights, workshops, a music-poetry collaboration called Spit-Tunes, and the Spittoon Literary Magazine.
US natives Leroy Adams and Nayyir Shareef are the forces behind Beijing-born Edutainment brand BLK GEN, the city known Creative Events Planning & Consultancy Group utilizing the arts to spread enriching awareness of the displaced, disadvantaged and misrepresented African-Diaspora.
Founded in January of 2016, BLK GEN set off with one mission, to enrich to empower.
This to be accomplished thru events, initiatives, projects & other rich-works aligned with their aim utilizing the guiding principles of Creativity, Empowerment, Enrichment, Innovation and Sustainability. With impressionable influences gained from the stories of those living thru the ramifications of their history, including their own, met during world travels and using the qualitative commonalities behind the ills of social dynamics in modern culture as a compass for better sailing ahead ..grew their brand maxim, Engage to Enrich to Enspire. Along the way, BLK GEN has caught the attention of notable China media houses City Weekend Beijing, & The Beijinger among several other offshoots. Collaborations in events have also occurred with Peking University via the prestigious Yenching Academy as well as with other BLK-centric organizations to include a partnership series event with the Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago. Laying the foundation for some serious ambitions in progressive race relations & a better world, BLK GEN sees opportunity everywhere. As an eclectic duo and institution they are now working to build strong partnerships with lesser known as well as many of your favorite household brands to deepen their efforts & further the reach around their mission.