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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

God’s Trombones

Experience a performance of God’s Trombones, a multimedia work featuring songs, sermons, and the art of Aaron Douglas. This production by OnQ Productions (Charlotte, NC) uses the text of James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 work God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, digital projections of Aaron Douglas’s original illustrations for the Johnson work (currently on view at the Ackland), and a variety of gospel songs and spirituals arranged by Billboard History Maker, Dennis Reed Jr of Dennis Reed & GAP.

Two ticketed performances will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center, a cultural arts and arts education venue housed in the historic St. Joseph’s AME Church in Durham.

Cohosted by the Ackland Art Museum and the Hayti Heritage Center
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Jambalaya Soul Slam Academy – Every 2nd Monday – Writing Workshop

The Jambalaya Soul Academy offer tools and strategies for writing and performance. You will gain poetry writing tips and prompts, improve your performance, develop new ideas or complete unfinished poems, and share your work with other poets. Bring your notebook, a pen, and an open mind.

Every second Monday of the month!

Monday September 20, 2021

Jambalaya Soul Academy – Writing and Performance workshops
Zoom Meeting:
EMAIL jambalayasoulslam@gmail.com to get the meeting link



Facilitated by Wayne Henry from Dallas, TX

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Vunerable AF Tour with Tarriona “Tank” Ball

Exclusive North Carolina Appearance! Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas Vulnerable AF Book Tour

Join the historic Hayti Heritage Center for Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s exclusive North Carolina tour stop to include a live solo performance of strictly poetry, a meet & greet, and a book signing. The debut poetry collection from Grammy-nominated recording artist and slam poet boasts themes of infatuation, love, and heartbreak.

Opening Act – iCon Sibley reads & performs from her latest book, “My Name is Pronounced Holy”

Hosted by: Dasan Ahanu

*** this ticket does NOT include the book. The Book will be available for purchase at the event.*** In-person tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. In-person tickets include entrance to the event, discussion, and the opportunity to have Ball personalize your book. This event will adhere to all CDC, state, and city guidelines. Masks are highly recommended.

Sponsored by WUNC

with support from NC Musuem of Art, Jambalaya Soul Slam, and NC Arts Council.

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Jambalaya Soul Slam: Grand Slam Finals

Jambalaya Soul Slam presents: Grand Slam Finals!

Saturday September 19, 2020

An OUTDOOR & SOCIALLY DISTANCED poetry experience!

@ Hayti Heritage Center | 804 Old Fayetteville St | Durham, NC | 27701

We have the best poets of the 19-20 slam season returning for chance to make the 2020 Bull City Slam Team. The top 4 poets will earn a spot on the team, have a chance to work together on new works, and represent the Triangle in national competition in April 2021.

The competing poets are Lee, Luna, K Lambitty, Ayanna Albertson, Hausson Byrd, Raven, LB, and Ashley Lumpkin.

*** This slam will be outside in the courtyard***

***Seating will be socially distanced and attendance is limited***

***You must RSVP to reserve your spot***

***Masks are required for this event***

***Hand sanitizing stations will be available.***

The Jambalaya Soul Slam is the Triangle’s longest running poetry event!

doors 7:30pm

show 8:00pm 

RSVP with donation!




For more information: jambalayasoulslam@gmail.com

For guidelines go to www.bullcitypoetryslam.com

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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