April 4, 2010

The Synch Chronicles HE-ROISMS April Edition - CELEBRATION OF OUR MEN!

THE SYNCH CHRONICLES is a monthly and spoken word event that captures your creative soul; bringing you talented artists locally and abroad.

The HE-ROSIMS edition!! Where the Synch Ladies celebrate MEN and the strength they behold; featuring...Spoken Word Poet, "HONEST ABE" and Hip Hop performance group, "THE 5TH L!" Plus, MC & critically acclaimed author, "KING DHAKIR" will be on hand to sell his book, "I Hate My Job"; happening SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010 at the Shrine World Music Venue. DAMAGE: $5



ABRAHAM BENJAMIN (a.k.a. "HONEST ABE") of Crown Heights Brooklyn, NY, is a writer/poet, soon to be the author of his first book of poetry, "Unlocked thoughts of a prophet's temple” which is coming this Spring/Summer 2010. He is currently working on his 1st CD soon to be released. His work has been published in varied college publications including Antheon Arts/Creative writing magazine at Kingsborough Community College in 2009. He describes himself as a mind-reacher, whose main goal, “is not to write to incite crimes, but to incite minds with the truth in a world & society full of lies and deception.” His 1st form of expression wasn't poetry, but music. Poetry took center stage when he graduated high school and since then he has appeared the Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New World Stages, Brooklyn College, The Spot (in Newark, NJ). In addition, he’s won back to back slams at the Bowery Poetry Club. For more info on this artist, visit www.myspace.com/honestabeizdtruth


THE 5TH L is a result of when poetry becomes music and more, performed with energy that rivals rock & roll, and still hip-hop in its truest form! THE 5TH L is a Baltimore-based but nationally traveled spoken-word poetry meets hip-hop soul group which is made up of DAVID ROSS aka "NATIVE SON" and FEMI LAWAL aka "THE DRI FISH." They are an action packed poetry experience that delivers spoken word with the skilled theatrics of a Broadway show and the high energy a rap artist exerts on stage and yet able to maintain the poetic integrity of Langston Hughes to entertain and enlighten audiences.

The 5th L has released three well received albums and performed at numerous conferences, festivals, clubs and concerts. And toured to over 50 colleges throughout the country from Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania to New York, South Carolina to Texas. They recorded live for B.E.T Jazz’s show entitled Lyric CafĂ©. As a duo and band, they have shared stages with international recording artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, Bill Cosby, The Last Poets, Fertile Ground, Jaguar Wright, and KRS-One. And in response to The 5th L’s continuous work in the Baltimore city community, Reginald F. Lewis Museum has featured their works as a permanent exhibit in the museum. The 5th L is not only skilled in performance poetry, but is known to host events as well as their own venues. They have committed their talents to avidly introducing creative writing classes to elementary through high school students, after school programs, detention centers throughout Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. As well as facilitate a violence intervention program at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (VIP). The 5th L has a passion for artistic expression and with their words they intend to inspire the planet in a positive way using their lyrical content to provoke thought. Check the 5th L on their website at www.5thL.com.


The Synch Ladies were introduced to Chicago native King Dhakir at Synchronized Rhythm’s Lyrical Interpretations event in collaboration with ST Ellis & Company back in November 2009 and we have been supporting the artist ever since!! King Dhakir (pronounced Dha-kear) blazes “edutainment” in literature and music that sparks the mind of those who come across his work. Whether through songs or books, he strives to not only educate, but also provide the pleasure of learning through comedy, drama, history, and other forms of writing. He pushes emotions from his work which seeps through the feelings of listeners and readers as he takes you to a journey that touches the five senses and various stages of consciousness. As a music artist, the no nonsense MC sparks the inevitable gift of a true lyricist. Chi-Skilz, short for "Chicago Skills, is his performing name, and has performed across the Tri-State area. He developed a love for music by experiencing basement parties in the early 90's, and listening to his sister's collection of vinyl records on turntables. Releasing a music video in the summer of 2006, and two albums in 2005 and 2006 (Sun of a Field Negro EP and Charismatic Superfly, respectively), he would later work on his debut novel I Hate My Job in late-November of 2007. At the Synch Chronicles event series dedicated to men, King Dhakir will be selling his 2007 released novel I Hate My Job to the masses and serving yet another dish of that “feel good” to take the readers for the ride of their lives. Visit King Dhakir at www.kingdhakir.com.

There will also be some surprises in store, so be sure to come on out and let's celebrate our MEN!!