I was truly delighted to be asked to perform at FLO spoken word vortex for their 5th anniversary, taken place at The Hideaway in Streatham, London.
It was an opportunity to perform as a spoken word artist on a mass scale. With at least 150 people in the audience, I definitely lived by Susan Jeffers’ infamous principle of ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’
FLO celebrates both the art of the spoken word-evocation, performance and delivery, as well as the inspirational arts of observation and listening. Seven time Grammy nominee, The Floacist, hosts one of the capital’s finest spoken word events. Always attracting the finest poets, spoken word artists, MCs, writers, rappers and articulators of words.
The purpose of this night was to ‘provide a platform to express, the uncensored and uninterrupted continual flow of consciousness that is our natural state of being.’ This is why the strategy of the night was very different and interesting: there was no host to introduce each poet to break the flow of each performance. Each ‘vortex’ (i.e. round) had 10 poets each, in which each poet would stand up and state their name, perform their piece then end by stating their name before any other poet on stage would jump in to do the exact same.
For more information, click here https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/flo-vortex-thursday-7th-november-2019
So here is me performing spoken word for the second time ever on stage! I delivered my personal favourite, a piece I wrote called ‘to be beautiful’ last night at Flovortex. If you like the below, please like and subscribe to my Youtube channel – thank you.