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Lyrical Nourishment is a platform for poets, songs writers and artists that desire to express themselves in a meaningful way. Authentic expression has been nonexistent in our modern world; a world where humanity is at the apex of individualism. There is a great global shift taking place and the human family is beginning to realize the importance and the significance of spirituality in the arts. Poetry, one of the oldest art mediums- is a very effective way to reflect, express, and communicate globally.
Abdullah "ABD" has been hosting Lyrical Nourishment since its inception three years ago and is trying to build community thru the arts and spirituality. A performer in its now right, ABD loves to make people laugh and be inspired to reach their potential! He is an Data Scientist by trade and loves to research about technologies and new tech coming into the market. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xXIPmlsY4Y
Baraka Blue is a highly acclaimed rapper and poet hailing from Seattle and based in Oakland, California. He has performed all over North America as well as the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He is highly decorated within the global artist community for his original synthesis of spoken word poetry with the tradition of mystical poets such as Rumi and Hafiz. His most recent book of poetry is entitled ‘Reedbed Diaspora’. In addition to performances, he has taught classes and led creative writing workshops internationally. His sophomore album, ‘Majunun’s Lost Memoirs’ can be heard in cafes and concert halls all around the globe.