BURQUE REVOLT KILLS THE SHOW AT SOMOS ABQ 2019
SOMOS ABQ 2019 was a success! The music festival was kind enough to ask us poets to partake in an interactive booth and performances. Poets from our Burque Revolt community rocked the mic both on Civic Stage and the Warehouse 508 stage! Our interactive poetry board was used by many locals through out the day. We were honored to share an amazing space with Warehouse 508 and 111 Media Collective. Take a look at some of these amazing photos of our poetry community getting down at SOMOS 2019!
Burque Revolt Poetry Slam
LOBO SLAM: UNM’S ALL AGES OPEN MIC AND POETRY SLAM
New Venue! 50/50 Coffee House and Pub welcomes Lobo Slam!
WOC: WOMEN OF COLOR OPEN MIC
ABQ Unidos kills the final stage at Brave New Voices 2019
With the help of Witter Bynner Foundation, the ABQ Unidos Slam Team was able to travel to Las Vegas Nevada to compete and participate in the 2019 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival.
This festival is brought to you by Youth Speaks, a nation wide organization that aims to enlighten, enhance and improve the lives of youth by using spoken word, activism, communications and community.
Brave New Voices was an amazing experience for our youth poets. The competition wasn’t the only aspect of this festival that our youth enjoyed. They also participated in workshops lead by artists from around the world, they interacted with poets from different states and countries and they felt head and represented by sharing the unique story and experience that we call “New Mexican”
We, the ABQ Unidos Slam Team, were well received at BNV, so much so that we were honored with the invitation to perform on the final stage with seven other teams. Final Stage is reserved for the top four youth teams who scored the highest and four teams will be additionally invited to break the ice. We call this the Calibration poems. Our lovely poets were honored with the chance to be selected out of 60 teams.
We feel this opportunity is an amazing way to open doors for our youth to experience other cultures, network with artists from across the globe, represent their unique stories through poetry and performance on an international platform and most importantly create a sustainable and liberating culture of compassion and art.
Thank you Witter Bynner Foundation for making this possible. Our organization and youth are so grateful for your financial contribution. Without you this endeavor would never have been possible. Thanks for taking a chance on the ABQ Unidos Slam Team.
Burque Revolt Teams Returns from Southern Fried 2019
Our 2019 Burque Revolt Slam team has returned from the 2019 Southern Fried Poetry Slam Regional which was held in North Carolina, June 4th-7th. The team of poets (left to right) Mercedez Holtry, Eva Marisol Crespin, Reina Davis, Sophia Nuanez and Gabe Reyes ended with a rank of 15 out of 32 scoring 2nd place the first night in their preliminary bout and 3rd place for the remaining bouts. This team faced some of the top southern poets in the nation and held their stage like no other.
Besides the competition, the poets enjoyed the energy, new friendships, supportive vibes and southern hospitality while in Fayetteville! They supported the other burque poets in attendance and bonded like no other!
We are super proud of the accomplishments and we know they made Albuquerque proud!
Celebrating more than a decade of Poetry and Coffee!
We say farewell to one of Burque’s most valuable venue! Thank you Winnings Coffee Co for always holding a space for us misfit rebel weirdo poets! We will always cherish the memories we had within your walls!
Here’s some photos of the last Lobo Slam ever to be held at Winnings! Enjoy!
BURQUE REVOLT GETS A FORBES FEATURE AND PERFORMS AT GALVANIZE NEW MEXICO.
That’s right! Forbes! We also had the privilege of meeting NM Congress Woman Deb Haaland, NM Congress Woman Xotchil Torres Small and former cheif of staff to FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Tina T’chen! It was an honor!
Read our feature here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/civicnation/2018/11/30/the-slam-poets-spoken-words-and-intersectionality-of-burque-revolt/?fbclid=IwAR3eMOjwynyBVUkR6-PVsOnV2UEuYN-U8kbC6tD24UBg4Vz1ujpZZPz3mSY#15281395af45
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER SHOWS 2018!
Respira Queer and Trans POC Open Mic and Slam
ABQ Unidos Youth Slam
LOBO SLAM AND W.O.C IN SEPTEMBER 2018!
September was a busy month! Check out these amazing photos from the first Lobo Slam of the season and the debut of WOC – a women of color open mic.
Lobo Slam brought the heat, especially the featured poets for the night. Rez Spit is the Indigenous Youth Collective, rising from the Native American Community Academy. They brought their young resilience and fierce indigenous poetry to Lobo Slam! It was a full house and a fantastic performance!
Then later in the month, we joined together again to honor, listen and embrace the strong and powerful voices of women of color in our community. The amazing and outspoken voice of Free Flow on KUNM 89.9, curator of Burque Noir and award winning poet and artist, Ebony Isis Booth, graced us with poetry from her newest collection “Grinning and Bare”. The night was magical to say the least.
Our first show was a success!
(Photo Credit – Brooke VonBlomberg)