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PLU Open Mic featuring Elia Cohen

Posted on 18 Aug 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic bids bon voyage to Elia Cohen August 24 and thanks him for all the music by making him perform it all one more time! Singer/songwriter, Elia’s first insight into music came through the discovery of Indian traditional Raga. Since then, and with a renewed interest in traditions and pop music, Elia created RORSHA: Your Inner Path To Revolution: a set of soulful compositions of what he calls Introspective Rock. His lyrics, always in English, talk about hope and change, one revolution at the time, in a world where screens tend to replace people. Today, Elia composes and writes as Rorsha and under his own name for movies, plays and web series. Recently hired by CKUT he is starting next october a radio show about spoken word in Montréal. (The Cat can’t make it to the gig...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Daniel Wilner

Posted on 14 Aug 2017 in Featured, PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic welcomes the verbal magician Daniel Wilner August 17th!   Daniel Wilner is a degenerate and a gentleman. Known as Uncle Lush, he comprises one half of the Brooklyn-based rap group Brotherz Grimm, and has performed at NYC open mics like the Nuyorican, The Art of Lyrics, and End of the Weak, as well as Paris Lit Up for the past year. He is a slang aficionado and battle rap manufacturer, ill drunken master of freestyling, and all around pretty nice...

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PLU Open Mic featuring European Son

Posted on 8 Aug 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

We continue the month of August with another fantastic feature and atmospheric ambiance on August 10 by European Son. Come sign up from 20h with our heroic host, Troy. Ludwig Dosch (European Son) is a poet and musician who takes inspiration from the music from the 60s and 70s as well as from his writings and colorful life to create his own take on modern rock & roll music. He was born in Aachen, Germany and has made his way over the Netherlands, Barcelona, and Berlin to now living permanently in Paris. While the first European Son EP „Sorrows of the Young“ is a proper Alternative Rock record, which was recorded in a studio in Berlin with a whole band, when he performs solo the songs are highly centered around the lyrics. Their themes range from anything from wisdom,...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Sacré Noir

Posted on 2 Aug 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

On August 3, we’re lucky enough to have the band Sacre Noir as our Featured Performers! FEMALE FRONTED LO-FI ELECTRONICA FROM SCOTLAND! Centered around vocalist / producer Carrie Beattie, Sacre Noir started life in 2006, releasing a trilogy of Demo Recordings EPs and building a cult following in the UK. Since then the group have released 3 full length LPs (Her Volatile Condition 2011, Sinking into Darkness 2014 and Nothing Falls Apart in 2016) along with a collection of videos to support their visual vision. Summer 2017 will see the group release their final single ‘Rebels and Loners’ embark on their 6th annual summer tour; playing shows in their favourite cities Edinburgh, London &...

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Open Mic Featuring Rhiannon McGavin

Posted on 21 Jul 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Open Mic shakes on July 27th to the whirlwind poetry of Rhiannon McGavin! Rhiannon McGavin won’t acknowledge that she’s lost her house keys, but she has performed original poetry on Grace Cavalieri’s “Poet and the Poem” podcast and NPR, and at venues from the Hollywood Bowl to the Lincoln Center. She represented Los Angeles throughout high school at Brave New Voices. Rhiannon is a 2016 YoungArts Finalist in Writing for Spoken Word, as well as a current English major at UCLA. She can break into her own house with...

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PLU Open Mic featuring Naniso Tswai

Posted on 7 Jul 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

Naniso Tswai is a Berlin-based author and academic. His work is strongly embedded in broader issues of justice and peace, particularly as these relate to human rights and identity. Over the past five years he has shifted his focus from academic writing to fictional writing, this has come in the form of short stories and novels. He is also a Spoken Word performer, an artistic outlet which allows him to express himself with a different voice. He is the founder and current co-director of Berlin Spoken Word (BSW). BSW is an international group working on various projects based in Berlin. Its main event – which draws an audience of over 60 people each week – is a weekly open mic night providing a familiar space for spoken word poetry, stories, music, comedy and more. Several times throughout the year...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Siân Melangell Dafydd

Posted on 16 Jun 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic features cross-language cross-discipline artist Siân Melangell Dafydd on June 22. Siân Melangell Dafydd is an author, poet and translator. Her first published novel, Y Trydydd Peth (The Third Thing; Gomer, 2009) won her the coveted 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She writes in both Welsh and English and often collaborates with artists of other disciplines. She was the co-editor of the literary review Taliesin and Y Neuadd online literary magazine for six years. Her second Welsh language novel and a collection of hybrid literature, Spitting Distance are forthcoming. She works with authors and poets internationally to translate literature between minority languages and is undertaking research in yoga and writing as parallel practices. She runs yoga and writing retreats all over Europe and when she’s not working as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the American University...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Ash Orphan

Posted on 9 Jun 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic comes to you June 22 with the physically musical virtuosity and soulful singing of Ash Orphan! Ash Orphan is an international self-taught musician (guitar, bass guitar and vocal) travelling between Los Angeles (California), Paris (France) and Melbourne (Australia). He played in several bands (Huxley Met Soda, L.E.D, Tarah Who?, Jane Gray Black Orphan) before stepping out as a singer-songwriter, sharing his worlds and his stories through his voice and a melodic percussive guitar playing. Storyteller, he sings the adventure of a man who fell from the moon. This invitation is both a physical and mystical journey taking us – Moon children – to awareness and self-consciousness. The Man Who Fell From The Moon album will be released in...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Krishna Bagadiya

Posted on 2 Jun 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

PLU Open Mic runs with the comedic meanderings of Krishna Bagadiya on June 8th! Krishna Bagadiya is an Actor-Director-Comedian and a university lecturer based in Paris. Born and raised in India, he studied films and acting in the US, France and Poland. He has directed many short films, ads and a feature length documentary on Mumbai. He has also penned a couple of screenplays and currently devoting himself to...

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PLU Open Mic Featuring Mark Norman Harris

Posted on 21 May 2017 in PLU Open Mic | 0 comments

***Change of venue for tomorrow’s PLU Open Mic *** It’s happening at Cantine de Belleville, 108 Boulevard de Belleville … Open Mic May 25th features the layered work of multi-talented, enigmatic figure Mark Norman Harris. Mark Norman Harris is a Canadian artist living in Paris. His work is based in performance, music and writing although he is an avid painter. He studied religion and semiotics at the University of Toronto. Prior to living in Paris he was in Nepal where he wrote for the Kathmandu Post, and created an artist exchange program that brought artists to rural villages for workshops and performances. Mark is currently recording an album titled “Prewar Era” with Quvib records in Paris, and is the organizer of the Cabaret Voltaire. His play The Penal Clause, a « hiphopera » satire on freemasonry, was featured in...

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