Event Type

Join us for an unforgettable journey at the New Orleans Poetry Festival as three distinct voices, Toni Bee, Jean Dany Joachim, and U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, weave an evocative tapestry of poetry exploring the profound themes of home, belonging, and the complexity of life and love. These poets, parents and published authors will take you on an immersive poetic experience. Toni Bee, a powerful wordsmith with deep Boston roots , will bring her raw and unapologetic reflections on life, love, and the search for community. Jean Dany Joachim, with his Haitian roots, will infuse the performance with the rich rhythms of his heritage- exploring the nuanced layers of identity and belonging in English and French. U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo, a Zimbabwean American singer and poet, will offer her work in English and Shona, delving into the complexities of life and the threads that connect us all. Together, these poets will create a space where diverse narratives converge, inviting the audience to reflect on their own experiences of home, identity, and the intricate dance of life. Don't miss this unique poetic collaboration that transcends borders and resonates with the universal human spirit. "Roots, Rhythms, and Resonance" promises to be a celebration of poetic diversity and a journey into the heart of shared humanity.

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Starting Date/Time
Suite 400 (rooftop), New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave