Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mash up where poetic collaboration and cross pollination occur and the divide between “page” and “stage” poets is blurred. A classic music album is chosen and poets are assigned a song from the album to create a new piece of work for the show. A cover band is also created to perform the chosen album live with poems performed in between the songs by the poets. Mashed Poetics has been running in Vancouver for the past three and a half years.
Mashed Poetics has been a part of the Verses Festival (formerly the Vancouver International Poetry Festival) since the festival’s inception. Previous album’s performed at the festival include Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV and Licensed to Ill by the Beastie Boys. For the 2013 Verses Festival the album is Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits from 1971. And we are extremely happy to announce Chelsea Johnson will be performing the vocals for this show.
Some other albums we have performed include Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”, The White Stripes’ “Elephant”, Guns and Roses’ “Appetite for Destruction”, Rush’s “Moving Pictures”, Prince’s “Purple Rain” and The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced.”
[box]No minors allowed. This event is 19+.[/box]
[box]Tickets holders to Ivan Coyote & Veda Hille will receive free admission to this show.[/box]
[box]Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Or you could buy a festival pass.[/box]