The AMC brings a lot of amazingly talented people together so it's always special when we can get some of them to actually perform.
This year, Alixa and Naima of Climbing PoeTree are speaking on the "Creative Uprising" panel with Swoon, the Boggs Center's Will Copeland and Mohamad Bazzi and Joe Namy of the OTHER Arab Artists Collective. Mark Gonzales of the Human Writes Project is presenting a workshop titled, "From West Coast Streets to the West Bank Beats: Understanding Imperialism and Struggle through Global Hip Hop." (Learn more about all of the AMC sessions here.)
The three of them will be bringing their spoken word mastery to the conference at a special Saturday reception. (I'll be honest: I'm not a huge fan of the form, but I've seen these folks do it and they will knock you out.)
Later that night, you get the Saturday night music party with the sort of stylistic mix that only the AMC can offer: Nomo (all-night dance party afro-beat fusion from Ann Arbor), MsFortune (out of Toledo, 13 years old and one the midwest's finest up-and-coming rhyme-spitters), and
Velvet Audio (the newest heavy, sweaty, funky soul/rock sensation from Detroit).
It will all be for nothing if you're not there, though, so register now. (Philly folks: contact me about getting a seat in the Prometheus Radio Project-sponsored van.)
Also, you may have noticed the new AMC button in the sidebar. That and many other promotional tools are available at our "promote the AMC" page.