Inner City Cultural Center II

Poets Jazz House Presents Father Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets

Date & Time

Tue, Jun 11 2024 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(UTC timezone)


Inglewood Playhouse, 600-698 N Park Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302, United States
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Event Details

Poets Jazz House is honored to present Father Amde a hero and legend to poets worldwide. Formed out of the fury of the Watts Riots in 1965 the Watts Prophets were young black poet-performers railing against police brutality, institutionalized poverty, American hypocrisy, complacency and the possibility of a revolution.

Accompanied with percussions and later by pianist Dee-Dee McNeil. The Watts Prophets style of performing laid between street talking and a revolutionary sermon. Watts Prophets were the foundation for West Coast hip-hop.

Poets Jazz House pays tribute to legends past and present on Tuesday nights with a stellar cast of spoken word artists painting a poetic picture of life through the eyes of Civil Rights Activist, Poet, Icon and founding member of the Watts Prophets and legend Amde Hamilton.

Poets Jazz House is a Spoken Word & Music Lounge where spilling your heart is an art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door. Located in a quaint little Playhouse in the park we're bringing you Poetry After Dark.

The ensemble cast includes: Young Poets of Los Angeles, Yawo Watts, Mansoir, Tuesday Conner and the ORACLE aka Denise Lyles-Cook. 

Tickets: $20-$50 which includes a pre-show Meet & Greet.

Showtime: 7:30pm No Late Seating - doors open at 7:15 

Parking: The Parking Lot closest to the playhouse is where three streets merge...Warren Lane Stepney STREET and North Park Avenue all end at the Parking Lot entrance. The Playhouse is behind the playground. The park has several parking lots depending on the direction you arrive from.

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