May 21st Blue Note Poetry is back at it Beautiful People, now at The White Mule!!! The dazzling Queen Momo and lovely Jenice Pleasant will be our features, you can already hear Vasaboo Group putting down the soulful sounds, and we’ll be needing YOU to show up and show out during the usual Open Mic shenanigans😄😄 After recent events it’d truly mean the world to hosts Al Black and Michael A. Murray to see allllll you talented souls in the building as we vibe and fellowship over yet another FREE event. So please, share with your peeps, cometh through, and bringeth thy crew!
Poet, Queen Momo, is a spoken word artist and comedian; she started writing poetry in her adolescence; however, moved away from writing until she saw poets, Al Black, Len Lawson and Johnny C. Weaver perform at the Greenville Bahai Center. They placed a new fire within. Queen Momo resumed writing and in 2017 hit her first open mic! , Queen Momo brings her mind to paper and to the stage with expressions in sensuality and topics of mental health.
Jenice Pleasant was born in Sumter, South Carolina and raised in Atlanta Georgia until the age of 9 when she migrated up Greenville SC by way of Knoxville TN with her family and began her journey of finding herself with song and poetry. Jenice found her voice and has blossomed to be a dynamic force in the upstate of South Carolina. Jenice embodies honesty, sincerity, and passion with a beautiful Jazz type flow in her poetry. Jenice has been writing since she was a teenager and has grown to be an outstanding performer. Jenice has participated in several poetry slams across the southeast, and was a part of the Upstate Poetry Slam Team-Poetic Rockstars (2012) and the Upstate Poetry Slam Team-Say Dat (2013) where she participated in the 20th and 21st Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam (Tampa, FL and New Orleans, LA). In years to follow she was also a member of Upstate Slam team Aftermath (Louisvillle, Kentucky, 2017) and Greenville’s Say What Slam team who in 2018 ranked sixth in the nation while in Chicago Illinois. Currently she is Co Captain for Slam Team Art of Words, one of two teams representing the Upstate. Seemingly quiet and reserved, Jenice hits the stage with a voice similar to a combination of Etta James and Billie Holiday. She belts out original songs and poetry with ease… soulful and inspiring…having her audiences longing for more. With gentleness, Jenice allows those who listen to look inside the window of her soul. Her poetry tells of the life that she has endured of being bi-racial and growing up in with trials and tribulations of relationships and family. Jenice has touched lives not only on stage through poetry and song, but through the giving of herself. Jenice is a poet, singer-songwriter, and a visual artist who’s available for featured poetry sets, jazz presentations, and designs for cd covers and brochures.