The Southern Tea National Poetry Tour will kick off in Chattanooga at the Camp House on Friday, July 12, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20 with VIP tickets at $55 and available here.
Headlining will be Ashlee Haze, recently seen on NPR’s Tiny Desk Music Series. Also performing will be Theresa Tha Songbird whose So Black poem performed on the Trumpet Awards went viral.
The Host and DJ will be international award winning poet and co-founder of Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Queen Sheba.
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Review for Ashlee Haze:
Ashlee Haze is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30" because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most accomplished poets in the sport of poetry slam. She has been a part of the Atlanta Poetry circuit for over a decade and has been writing over 15 years. Ashlee Haze is a three-time Queen of the South poetry Slam Champion, two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist and two-time National Poetry Slam semi-finalist. She recently appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk series alongside Blood Orange. Her sophomore book "Smoke" is scheduled for release fall 2020.
Review for Theresa Tha Songbird:
Theresa Tha Songbird is an Atlanta resident and Chicago native S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has taken the world by viral storm with over 6 million views of her 2019 Trumpet Awards appearance on Bounce TV. She has also had the honor of appearing on the season 3 finale episode of Verses and Flow engineered by Lexus on TVOne. Theresa is presently self producing and recording new music as well as co-producing with her Iglootew Studios associate, Terry Gordon of the Greasekydz. In becoming the primary female R& B vocalist associated with Iglootew Studios S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. has worked alongside Atlanta's underground hip-hop stars writing and guest performing on multiple projects including work with Dead Pres producer, Mike Flo.
Review for Queen Sheba:
Queen Sheba was born in Detroit, Mi., now living in Atlanta. Queen Sheba has been recently awarded Atlanta’s Creative Loafing People’s Choice Spoken Word Artist of the year.
Sheba also received the Gentlemen’s Foundation ‘Gentle Woman of Artistry’ of the Year 2018 award for her work in the LGBT community for HIV Prevention, is a young creative writing professor at Clark Atlanta University
Sheba, most recently, has performance credits on the reality TV show 'Married to Medicine' and can has been an extra on 'Star' and 'The Resident'. She is also a featured performer on season two of Verses and Flow, brought to you by Lexus on TV One, and has been on Spoken, a featured poet on Lyric Café on BET, 106 & Park, the Apollo and the feature length film ‘Spit’.
Sheba has six albums, two of which were up for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category and she is a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee. Her works have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines including Vibe Online and the focus of college student’s papers. Queen Sheba has two books: From Foster Care to Fame short stories and poems too long for three minutes and Run Ugly! A motivational book for runners; with a new book of poetry due for release Fall 2019 and two new albums.