On April 25th, an outstanding poet by the name of JASMINE MANS comes to Lynchburg.
Our Signature Sessions (formerly known as Stripped Sessions) were created last year as a space for artists to take the stage and become known less as entertainers and more as people. As a mix of local and national traveling artists join us on this stage, we hope for it to be known as a part of what makes The Listening exist.
Jasmine has never been described as the quiet type. Her poetry has teeth. Her stories are told to evoke the emotional wellbeing of those who are apprehensive about culture, politics and social stigmas. When Mans performs, every stanza is delivered with passion and honesty. In 2012, Jasmine was chosen by Glamour Magazine, as one of their Top 10 Most Influential Woman in College. She has also successfully competed in HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voice and Knicks Poetry Slam competitions. Whether critiquing Nikki Minaj as a role model or celebrating the presence of a black couple in the White House, she is not afraid to stand and deliver representing her beliefs. Jasmine uses spoken word to single-handedly bring change to the world with positive agitation; hoping to prompt dialogue where there is normally fear. Her goal is to encourage bravery and activism in the youth of tomorrow. - quoted from jasminemans.com
Joining Jasmine Mans on stage will be outstanding local artists like: Nikos Hawkins, Nakesha Renee Moore, Ashley Rhame, Adam Whittaker Snavely and local jazz collective Canvas Collective! Click the link below to purchase tickets via Eventbrite!