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Golden Voiced Intellectual welcomes Dasah Ahanu

Black Love Poetry Series welcomes you to Chocolate Nation's Library Of Naughty and Nice Reads. Your Oral Diktion, with CEO/Host Poetess April J Armstrong, the Golden Voiced Intellectual welcomes Dasah Ahanu.


Brief Bio: Christopher Massenburg, better known as Dasan Ahanu, is a community organizer, educator, writer, recording and performance artist. In addition to performing, Dasan has hosted many poetry, jazz, Hip Hop, and cultural arts events across the state. He is one of the founders of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT) where he has been a writer, director, producer, and cast member for their productions. Dasan is a resident artist with the St, Joseph’s Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, NC where he has developed poetry and spoken word programming for youth and adults.


This programming includes the Jambalaya Soul Slam, a monthly poetry slam series and Jambalaya Soul Academy, a monthly poetry and performance workshop. In addition to coordinating the poetry slam, Dasan has competed regionally and nationally as a founding member and coach of Durham, NC’s own Bull City Slam Team. The team has won two regional championships and achieved a third-place finish nationally. In 2004 Dasan was awarded an Indy Arts Award by Indy Week Magazine for his work in arts and activism. Then in 2015, he was awarded the honor again, the first time in the award's history that has happened.


Join us LIVE on Blogtalkradio.com for a two-hour interview of scholarly conversation and Open Mic Poetry!


Call the Library line at 516.666.9808, press #1 to join


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Thank u to those who have already RSVP'D for The Bedroom Loft at Your Oral Diktion. I appreciate you and will have your seats ready in VIP💜🐞

Join feature author and poet Dasan Ahanu with his book "Everything Worth Fighting For: an Exploration of being Black in America". Call in with questions, comments and to join the open mic poetry cypher🗣️🎙️

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"There is truth clotheslined along the horizon Hung by angels who want us to see what this world is meant to be There drying by the light of the sun is woven inspiration covered in the tears of those who left before the battle was won" - Dasan Ahanu🔥 Your Oral Diktion, TONIGHT LIVE AT 8P EST CEO/Host Poetess April J Blogtalkradio.com Library line 516.666.9808 Press #1 with comments, questions, POETRY Only on Black Love Poetry Series Network, Where Black Love is All Love #blacklovepoetryseries #blackpoetry #youroraldiktion #poetessaprilj #writerscommunity #dopeblackpods #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #authorlife


Tonight we discuss the literary work "Everything Worth Fighting For: an Exploration of being Black in America" by Author and Poet Dasan Ahanu.

Join me in my Bedroom Loft above the Library for another enthralling read, your fabulous questions and OPEN MIC POETRY🗣️🎙️

Your Oral Diktion, LIVE at 8P EST CEO/Host Poetess April J Library line 516.666.9808 Press #1 to join the conversation Only on Black Love Poetry Series Network, Where Black Love is All Love #blacklovepoetryseries #blackpoetry #youroraldiktion #poetessaprilj #writerscommunity #dopeblackpods #writersofinstagram


Your Oral Diktion Featuring Author and Poet Dasan Ahanu WE. ARE. LIVE💜🔥

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Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday. Holiday may have popularized "Strange Fruit" and turned it into a work of art, but it was a Jewish communist teacher and civil rights activist from the Bronx, Abel Meeropol, who wrote it, first as a poem, then later as a song.

His inspiration? Meeropol came across a 1930 photo that captured the lynching of two black men in Indiana. The visceral image haunted him for days and prompted him to put pen to paper.

After he published "Strange Fruit" in a teachers union publication, Meeropol composed it into a song and passed it onto a nightclub owner, who then introduced it to Holiday.After he published "Strange Fruit" in a teachers union publication, Meeropol composed it into a song and passed it onto a nightclub owner, who then introduced it to Holiday.

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LeDarrius Turner June 1 at 9:24 PM ·

Woooo I aint heard brown bag daddy in a hot minute


THAT INFAMOUS POEM#BrownBagDaddy#DopePoetry



Here are the links to follow my wonderful feature, Author and Poet Dasan Ahanu...

🔥www.dasanahanu.com ✍🏾Facebook: www.facebook.com/dasanahanu

✍🏾Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dasanahanu ✍🏾Twitter: https://twitter.com/dasanahanu ✍🏾Instagram: http://instagram.com/dasanahanu ✍🏾Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dasan-ahanu ✍🏾Jambalaya Soul Slam: www.bullcitypoetryslam.com ✍🏾Black Poetry Theatre: www.blackpoetrytheatre.com #Blacklovepoetryseries #blackpoetry #dasanahanu


Chris Massenburg is Dasan Ahanu Poet, Emcee, Writer, Playwright, Performance Artist, Lecturer, Educator

Alumni Nasir Jones Fellow - Hip Hop Archive at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University Resident Artist - St. Joseph's Historic Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center Managing Director - Black Poetry Theatre Member - Black Jedi Zulus Founder/Coordinator/Coach - Jambalaya Soul Slam/Bull City Slam Team

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Thank u to all my luvs who listened live last night to a powerful show with author and poet Dasan Ahanu. I appreciate the candid discussion of his book "Everything Worth Fighting For: Exploration of being Black in America".

Below is the link to his book. Please make sure to support by purchasing the book or uploading to your Kindle and leaving a review. https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Worth-Fighti…/…/0692713425 #Blacklovepoetryseries #blackpoetry #dasanahanu


Monday, June 1st at 8P EST (my bday is June 2nd💜🐞) Your Oral Diktion CEO/Host Poetess April J Armstrong

Featuring Author, poet, community organizer, educator, writer Dasan Ahanu Book: "Everything Worth Fighting For; an Exploration of being Black in America"

How to listen or call in: Blogtalkradio.com (link goes live Monday at 8pm) Call in #516.666.9808 Only PRESS #1 with questions, comments and lines open for poetry Only on Black Love Poetry Series Network Where Black Love is all Love #blacklovepoetryseries #blackpoetry


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