As we approach our 2nd round of Sacramento’s Second Saturday Events popping off next weekend I wanted to touch on last months fundraiser brought to you by The Brickhouse Gallery, Blacktastic.net and Artson365.com. Courage House Worldwide was the beneficiary of this amazing event. Located in Placer County this amazing team of humanitarians aiming to end human trafficking, raise awareness and help with abolishing the stigma had a night planned for educating our community along with entertainment that touched every soul that entered through the gallery doors. Held at the Brickhouse Gallery located in Oak Park poets, singers, emcees and leaders of our community surrounded the room.
First up Reflective Intelligence of the magnificent Destructikonz opened the night up with a funny yet to the point intro where fellow emcees Floe Montana and Wyzdom took their places beside him to start the night off with tracks off their self titled debut album Destructikonz which is available for your listening and purchasing pleasure at http://www.destructikonz.com or find them on http://www.itunes.com Energy, flare and undeniable catchy tracks got the crowd sing, rocking and loving every minute of this performance. I mean who doesn’t enjoy a Destructikonz performance?
The first bard took her place after a proper introduction from Brother Hypnotic, Floetic Flo hailing all the way from Cincinnati shared her very story on child molestation with poem Tick Tock. It’s not surprising that the poets of the night would have a link in some form or another that tied into the benefit of the show. With her own victory over coming hardships as a child made her story that much more powerful. One of my favorite poems of the night came from her titled “Dictionary”; amazing linguist and empowering woman.
Next we had Sean King a Sacramento native who blessed us with poems white sheets and blue sheets. Candace songstress strummed her fingers gently over her guitar strings and sang “I know” and “Love you, do it, just do it”; ahh such an incredible voice think Jilly from Philly or aka Jill Scott. Bard Epiphany from the Bay Area who also hosts a radio show on the local music industry scene over the web at http://www.epiphanycastro.com. A very strong, spiritual and witty women it was a pleasure to hear her work.
Last but not least the rest of the performances were nothing less the spectacular. Century Got Bars killed it with Bru Lei performing songs off their Midtown Marauders Mixtape and also local favorite poet Akronems did an amazing job.
If we can take this time out to do events of this caliber we would educate our community with quickness. Word of mouth with the proper knowledge fighting for freedom of our youth, men and women, adults and of all ethnic backgrounds we could put up a good fight against a growing issue that thrives off of stupidity, poverty and people looking the other way. S/O to all the performers, poets and speakers from Courage House Worldwide especially Miss Dana D’Amico for making this night memorable to me.