Southern Soul, Southern Slam:
April 20, 2018
As one of the Hayti Heritage Center's anchor programs, the Jambalaya Soul Slam Team has rocked the historic Performance Hall every third Saturday night since 2005, attracting audiences of avid fans and performers of spoken word poetry. Since that time the Bull City Slam Team, founded and coached by Jambalaya Soul slammaster Dasan Ahanu, has represented Durham at poetry slam tournaments across the country, reaching the final stages of the Southern Fried Southeastern Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam (NPS) on multiple occasions. For over a decade, numerous poets have joined the Jambalaya Soul and Bull City family and shared the way they use words to paint pictures. Now, after so many years, the Jambalaya Soul and Bull City artists will have time for reflection. This time, however, pictures will be used to capture their words.