TAMIKA FESTIVALThe Queen of Spoken Word is doing it again!April 30- May 4, 2013THE CITY OF ATLANTA HONORS GEORGIA ME BY DECLARING MAY 4, TAMIKA HARPER DAYGEORGIA ME PRESENTS...THE TAMIKA FESTIVALOUR FUTURE, OUR LIVES ARE IN NEED OF INSPIRATIONInternationally Known Poet Georgia Me is on a mission to inspire, motivate and uplift.From admiring civil rights heroes to being asked to speak by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and The Honorable Louis Farrakhan. Destiny met. From Booker T. Washington High Teaching Theatre on Whitehouse Dr to starring in the TONY AWARD WINNING show Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam on Broadway @ 48th and 8th.Dreams realized. From being a fan of GOODIE MOB to hosting the official reunion at the Masquerade Park. Prayers answered. From being a counselor at Butler St YMCA to mentoring and ministering to several women, men and children. Goals accomplished! Our future is here now and it is still in need of positive role models, people, events, and inspiring words. The Tamika Festival aims to fill in the gap of what’s missing, which is clean fun enjoyment. The Tamika Festival is a cultural celebration exhibiting various talents ranging from MUSIC to MAGIC to the MIGHTY SPOKEN WORD. Established and underground stars and legends lend their gifts and time for the extravaganza. The Tamika Festival launches on April 30, 2013 at The Omenala Griot African Teaching Museum located 337 Dargan Place Atlanta,GA 30310. In 2008, the beautiful sisters of Delta Sigma Theta chose Tamika "Georgiame" Harper to the recipient of the KUUMBA award. Georgiame joins great women like Pearl Cleage, KeishaKnight Pulliam and Judith Jamison. In turn the cities of Atlanta, East Point, College Park and Fulton County proclaimed May 4th TAMIKA "GEORGIAME" HARPER DAY!! In true GA.Me fashion she chooses to serve others, highlight gifts and enlighten her fellow Atlantans. Thus the TAMIKA FESTIVAL was born. With the hosting beauties of Ms Dia, The Diva Nikki Wade, and ADAM'S RIB, festivities include 5 nights of amazing performances, the best poets:BLACK ICE, Sunni Patterson, ABYSS, M'reld Green, Tommy Bottoms,Reinne, Huggy Bear,Xpj7, i am tasha jones,Ainsley Burrows, Catherine Zickgraf,Maximus Parthas,Redstorm, Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D, Cola Rum, Eva Katurah,M.A,Red Summer,Spinxxx, Journee Poetess, Shaun Judah,Focus,Lightning, Dichotomy,Red Writing Hood,3rd Rail,Tina ATL, Divine Rhymes, Saicryd,Solow, Rewop, Las4eva,Yo Sista,Malik Salaam,and Ed MabreyVocalists on the verge or bubbling at the top: PHILLIPPIA, Malachi,Sarafina,Khari Lemuel,JuJu Da Ruler, Ken J. Martin, Athena Renee, Trav Wright, and Nicole LOVE.The comedy genius of Rodney Perry,Griffey2Trillion, Porscha Lee, Tyler Does, Od Odell and Queen Sheba!The musical stylings of Lee England JrThe lyrics and rhythms of MC's like Killer Mike,Boog Brown,TeaBag Da Herbalist and the Igloo Crew,Sa Roc,the 5ive(Jawz of Life, KP, Shred,Neslee Big Wreck)Haziq Ali,Ras Kofi Da Farmer,King Amin,CRISIS,Siah Selecta, DionysisTrailblazing Dance Company MELODIC MOVEMENTS deliver awe inspiring pieces. Live painting by Corey Whitehead!!We have everything, even world famous magician Roger Winbush. And from Universoul Circus Page One!!Don't miss tributes to Kandi Burruss, inspirational teacher of the Arts Freddie Hendricks and Dungeon Family's own the MIGHTY GOODIE MOB!! GUEST SUPRISE TRIBUTES! DON'T MISS A MOMENT!
TUESDAY Apr 30th Welcome/Town Hall Meeting Be the Soul-ution!!A meeting of the minds with a goal in sight…EMPOWERMENT!! The citizens of the USA have not harnessed the power of the ballot, pen or their voice. The Townhall/Welcome/ThinkTank has been created to be that vehicle for change. We will be the change we want to see in the world!!Omenala Griot Cultural Center 337 Dargan Pl SW Atlanta,GA 30310 PH404-406-4253WEDNESDAY May 1 WEALTHY WEDNESDAYWORKSHOPS, MOVIE PREMIERE AND ALBUM LISTENINGThe EMPIRE- Healthy leads to Wealthy!! Enlightenment of holistic living and becoming a community asset!!4pm-5pmThe DYNASTY- Breaking through the Glass Ceiling of Spokenword!!!! Diversifying your portfolio and mastering your craft!!! 5pm-6pm"ACCEPTED" VIEWING!! Movie written and directed by the 1st recipient of the H.O.O.D SCHOLARSHIP Kalina Harrison.Come celebrate Georgiame's newest project "MAY DAY Critical Communication- THE FIX TAPE!! KICK IT WIT THE QUEEN AT DA OFFICE 1045 Donald Lee Hollowell formerly Bankhead. Drive-Inn and Lounge only on the Westside!!!THURS May 2nd QUEENDOM COME: LILIES AND LIBERATION"Nothing soft about revolution but it's beautiful. Fiery,powerful women take stage to exhalt, excite,exemplify and empower. Be entertained. Be encouraged. Be EMANCIPATED!!! 750 Kalb Ave Arts ExchangeFRIDAY May 3rdNIGGODS NITE: MOOR THAN A CONQUERORWe honor the strength, the struggle and the success of men in every way!! From the hustler to hardworking, from the scholar to the servicemen. Those who in spite of perception defy the stereotype and set the standard!! Club De Ja Vue 1575 Joseph E Boone Atlanta,GA 30318 PH404-856-0429SATURDAY May 4th Family Affair/ Invitational Slam COME ONE!! COME ALL!! "It's a Family Affair"!! Enjoy music, games, food and fun. On site health check, free haircuts. Free Your Soul mic hosted by Micah Brown. Love is all we need and some food on the grill!! Festivities from 12pm-4pm .Washington Park 1125 Lena St. Atlanta,GA 30314 PH404-658-6229 MY HOOD! You are more than welcome...in every way;)BATTLE ROYALE TAMIKA FESTIVAL FINALE!!!How brave is your voice.LET'S SLAM IT OUT!! Go round for round with your peers, your idols, your enemies!! For bragging rights, for pride, for CASH$$$ Limited space!9pm-UNTIL!!!BYOB!!Cup fee:)Sign up on FB PAGE THE TAMIKA FESTIVAL!!”BEEN-ADDICTION AFTER PARTY!!! SOUTHERN MILL LOFT (Ambient Studios) 585 WELLS ST. Atlanta,GA 30312For more info go to georgiamethepoet.com or 5thTAMIKAFESTIVAL2013eventbrite.com. Call 678-82-GAME-1 for group tix and questions.Million Dollar Shows, Billion Dollar knowledge, Priceless amount of LOVE. Come see GREATNESS!!!G.A.M.E aka
QUEEN OF SPOKEN WORD