Hiding In Bunkers From Bass Drops
Words: Sam MatherPhoto: Melbourne Fringe
What: Hiding In Bunkers From Bass Drops, slam poetry
Where: Scratch Warehouse, 271 – 273 Macaulay rd North Melbourne.
When: 22, 23, 27 Sept, 8:50pm
Who: Ben Stokes, New Zealand national spoken word champion
Why: Ben Stokes describes what he does as a part poetry, part rap, semi-punk, semi-socially conscious take on the state of things. Stokes performs in an intimate setting, slamming poetry like there’s no tomorrow. Stokes’ version of slam poetry is relatable and soulful; it comes with heart and leaves you feeling inspired. It’s a feat to perform with such style and rhythm while relaying ideas of social issues, cultural themes and thoughtful thoughts.
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