Mount Beauty Music Festival

 Festival Dates : 2016

Friday 29th to Sunday 1st May 2016

 

 

ANNOUNCING : 

 

THE 2015 ARTISTS OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD WINNER IS  SLAM POET  EMILIE ZOEY BAKER

 - Award sponsored by Canny Carrying Co.

We are VERY  pleased to announce that EMILIE ZOE BAKER has been selected as the 2015 ARTIST OF THE FESTIVAL - Mount Beauty Music Festival

Emilie's "flexibility and spontaneity was very much appreciated . Her skills as a performer and workshop presenter are remarkable. It was superb to see an audience so deeply engaged and impassioned by her performances and it was Invaluable to be able to offer this development and performance opportunity to our younger generations and wider community."

As the Artist of the Festival Emilie has been given a WILDCARD ENTRY opportunity to return to the festival in 2016 if her schedule permits (as opposed to returning artists having to wait 3years before re-applying)

EMILIE ZOE BAKER PIC & BIO

Emilie Zoey Baker is an international poetry slam champion who will excite and delight all ages about poetry written for both page and stage.

So, for the uninitiated, can you explain just what slam poetry is?

Traditional slam is live performance poetry performed for a group of audience members, who can be from any walk of life. From those audience members five random judges are chosen … the reason it is judged by the audience is that the idea is that it is for the people.

So the poetry is for the everyman and the everyman is holding a score up out of 10 to judge you. So the way it basically works is there are 10 poets that get roughly 3 or 4 minutes on stage to recite their poem into a microphone. Usually there are no musical props or anything like that.

It’s just them and their voice. And the audience, the random judges, give them a score out of 10. It’s immediate. It’s live. It’s raw. There is booing. There is cheering. There is jeering. And at the end the poet with the highest score is the winner.

Yours in the Arts

 

- Mt Beauty Music Festival  

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