On Wednesday May the 16th, we will be having the Cipher Slam. It will be happening at the Artery (9535 & Jasper Ave) at 8pm.
Rappers and poets will compete in an underground style competition where the whole audience will be the judges. It is one you do not want to Miss.
WHO WHAT WHEN? Look below my good friend.
Date: May 16th 2012
Cover: $10.00 (all age’s event)
Registration Fee: $20.00 (for artist slamming)
Door & Show Time: Door 8pm & Show 8:30pm
Are you a poet or rapper and want to compere? Or maybe you just want to know how this will work. Look no further, it is below.
RULES AND FAQ
Who can slam?
Anyone who has original works of poetry is invited to join! Poets are to have at less 4 poems prepared; each poem should be no more than 3 minutes long. Sign up for the slam will be done in advance and up to one hour before the Slam. However no poet will be confirmed till they have paid the registration fee of $20. We aim to have 16 poets taking part in this slam.
What are the rules?
Now I want to be clear that I am not familiar with the rules for a slam of this fashion. So please contribute ideas to make this event run smoothly.
- There are 4 rounds in the slam. Each round is signal elimination meaning if a poet loses a bout then that poet is out of the tournament. The poet who makes it threw all 4 rounds will be the winner of the slam.
- Each poet will have a maximum of 3 minutes to perform their poem. The time will start as soon as the poet engages the audience, whether by body language or interacting with the audience. The poem must be an original piece by the poet performing it. If the poem exceeds 3 minutes, a 10 second grace period is given.
- No props, no music, no costumes and only one poet may read at a time.
How is it judged?
· The poet who receives the loudest round of applause from the audience will be the winner of that bout.
- Poets will be judged based on the quality of their written work, performance and audience reaction.
- Each round is sudden death so the poet who doesn’t win over the audience will be eliminated and the remaining poet will advance to the next round. The last poet standing will win the pot of money.