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About the Artist "I'm just one metaphor away from shocking the world..." --MGP Artist - Tommy Bottoms (HBO Def Poet)
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The Master Griot Performance Poetry Collective is the heart and reason for The Master Griot Project (MGP), a movement with the pure intent to harness the growing popularity of Spoken Word/Performance Poetry into a blend of altruism and marketing that will help build effective African American communities via the artistry of these phenomenal artists.
Tommy Bottoms (HBO Def Jam Poet - ATL), Queen (ATL), Shyster (PHL), Infinite Life (PHL), Just Greg (PHL), Brothas Keepa (Memphis), Quiet Rage (PHL), RhapsodE (PHL), and Amun Miraaj (Chicago)
The Master Griot Artists have traveled and performed nationally and internationally. The are multi-talented artists with unlimited ways to bring words alive and leave you on your feet. Every emotion each artist emulates and provokes, demands you to use it with the same intensity they delivered it. From laughter to tears from anger to determination to erotic fantasies dancing in your head, you, the audience are guaranteed to leave MGP artists presence renewed, revived, and determined to be the change that you are looking for.
The multi talents of these artists lends them to be masters of the written as well as the spoken word. The combined gifts and talents of this master collective provides an experience that stimulates all senses as well as a multi-service delivery system. The individual areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, music production, vocalists,
anthropology, holistic health/healing arts, visual art, master jewelers, jingles, and marketing. Each artists is also receiving trained in theatre and film. Their work covers topics from the metaphysical to life in the hood, all words purposed to inspire, empower, build effective thinking frames, and encourage growth and change.
Each artist, committed to a better world, is actively involved in community outreach. Their activism, education, oratorical skills and perpetual state of learning allows each of the Master Griot Project artists to be excellent public speakers. Individually or collectively The Master Griot Project Artists are available for seminars, workshops,conferences, and cause-driven movements. Artists are also available for concert and theatrical performances.
September 2008 Spoken Word/Perf. Poetry
January 2013 Judging Excellence
August 2009 Judging Excellence
April 2009 Judging Excellence
October 2008 Judging Excellence
September 2008 Judging Excellence