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Speak Into The Chaos: Levi The Poet & Joshua Luke Smith

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An unmissable evening of storytelling and spoken word with renowned poets, Levi the Poet and Joshua Luke Smith

LEVI THE POET

A performance artist and storyteller native to The Land of Enchantment, Levi The Poet has toured his way around the country and beyond with bands and artists spanning the full spectrum of genre, interacting with audiences in hundreds of venues - house shows to universities, dive bars to colleges, conferences, schools, festivals, churches and art spaces - throughout the country, with international performances as nearby as Canada, and as distant as New Zealand. Levi combines advocacy and artistry in a language that speaks beyond words. A language that resonates with life lived, universal. Ever a fan of truth and narrative, he has successfully woven the two together throughout his career in both autobiographical and fiction spoken-word storytelling.

Largely because of the personal transparency which characterizes his art, Levi joined American Giving Awards winning organization To Write Love On Her Arms to tell the story of his father’s suicide - a topic he speaks on often - in the hope of providing a sympathetic resource for thousands of individuals who wrestle with depression, self harm and mental illness.

The autobiographical truth of story narrated through writing and performance art is a powerful catalyst for engagement and sympathy where bullet points and statistics will simply never do.

"I am no Beethoven, and though Bernstein and I are theological opposites, I agree with his sentiment toward artistic excellence. It speaks a deeper language. It provokes a hidden chord."

Levi combines heavy issues of faith, love, sexuality, mental illness, addiction, abuse and identity with the contrasted brightness of pseudo-fantastical story and myth. His most recent album and first foray into fiction - Correspondence (a fiction), a Wes Anderson meets Herman Melville's Moby Dickmythology successfully funded this November at 140% of it's campaign goal - is the clearest example of that maturity crashing against the innocence of a children’s story.

And the story is just beginning. Perhaps you'll find your own [non]fiction in his.

JOSHUA LUKE SMITH

Joshua Luke Smith is a talented Wordsmith who is fast becoming an inspiring and important voice for his generation. Joshua has recently caught the attention of BBC 1Xtra and has been selected to perform at the Roundhouse Word First Series as well as the BBC6 Music Festival.

Joshua Luke Smith is a talented Spoken Word Poet, Hip Hop Artist and Producer which makes him suitable for a wide range of live bookings. Whether it's supporting the Soulful JP Cooper or inspiring his listeners with poignant insight through his spoken word pieces or rocking all-out in his full band Hip Hop Set up; Joshua has a guise for every event and occasion but with the same inspiring message he wishes to convey as an artist that, #EveryOneHasAMessage #SpeakingIntoTheChaos

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