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Jan 4: Featuring Chris Berry (Grammy Award Winner) this Thursday at Hawaiian Brian’s!!

Join us this Thursday (January 4th) for a mind-blowing installment of First Thursdays at Hawaiian Brian’s!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

-- Chris Berry, a Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, and high-energy performer and teacher. He has blasted his powerful Afro-infused sound around the World for over twenty years, rocking audiences from sold out stadiums in South Africa to Sydney Australia’s famous Opera House. He has released over a dozen albums (reaching platinum album sales), scored the soundtrack for three films, and has collaborated/performed with artists such as Eminem, Baaba Maal, Xavier Rudd, and Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead). Berry performed for the 2000 Olympics in Australia, co-wrote for Paul Winter’s Grammy Award Winning 2009 “Winter Solstice” album, and has headlined in major Music Festivals around the World.

-- An official qualifier for the 2017-2018 HawaiiSlam season. Normal slam rules apply, and the top two poets will advance to the 2018 Grand Slam Finals (on April 5th, 2018) that will determine HawaiiSlam’s 15th National Poetry Slam team. Winner of this qualifier slam receives $100.

-- Turntable Sorcery by DJ Mr. Nick (KTUH/HPR)

-- Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Aaron “Angry Woebots” Martin, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka’uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton "Clean" Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, Melissa Soriano, and Talulah)
First Thursdays (January 4th)
$100 Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic
LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian's (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapiolani Boulevard, (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)
Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
All Ages
Phone: (808) 387-9664

Validated parking for Hawaiian Brian’s is $2 up to 3 hours, $4 up to 4 hours, and $6 up to 5 hours. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi`olani and walk up the stairs).

First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (500+ in attendance)!! HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. Please forward to anybody who may be interested...

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