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Taalam Acey

Other Titles:Spoken Word Artist 
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Taalam Acey may be the hardest working spoken word artist of his generation. He's published a novel, a comprehensive collection of poems, an award winning memoir and 9 spoken word CDs.

Acey has been a traveling poet for several years and continues to boast an impressive list of tour stops including dozens of universities and over 60 U.S. and European cities.

Taalam's work has been featured on BET, TVOne, and Essence Magazine, making him one of the most sought after spoken word artists around. When you've been quoted in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Weekly and the New Jersey Star Ledger -- audiences begin to take notice.

(Click to view "True Lies" by Taalam Acey from the amazing documentary "American Blackout" by GNN --released 2006)

Even larger audiences in the U.S. and abroad will get an opportunity to witness the thought provoking and inspiring work of Taalam Acey during several shows during the year:

  • June 7 2007 - Word 4 Word @ Art Noir Gallery Philadelphia, PA
  • June 8 2007 - Slammetry @ Mango's Reggae Cafe Montclair, NJ
  • Jul 27 2007 - Verbal Exchange @ The Gallmans Studio Newark, NJ
  • August 28 2007 - Black on Black Rhyme Annual Pajama Poetry Night Tampa, FL
  • August 31 2007 - Poets of The City Anniversary @ Visage 400 Minneapolis, MN
  • October 18 2007 - University at Albany - SUNY Albany, NY
  • October 25 2007 - Mecca Lounge Milwaukee, WI
  • Oct 26 2007 - Cafe Nuba Denver, CO

In addition to his whirlwind tours, which keeps Acey on 100+ flights a year, his spoken word poetry has been associated with films that have garnered an Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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