synonymUS @ the Nuyorican Poets Café
Poetry, Music, Movement, Image, Narrative – always an Open Mic
236 East Third St (bet Aves B & C)
F Train to 2nd Ave

Wed, April 20th @ 6:45 pm
Featuring, Las Gallas
Plus Feature Showcase, Elana Bell and Jai Chakrabarti
Open Form@ sign up 6:45pm
$7 Cover

Dancers, Musicians, Poets and Artists of all walks welcome. Bring your
own collab or work with US.

LAS GALLAS roam academic fields and enclaves
looking for kernels of truth to feed the occasional idea. They break
ground with brushes, pens, canvas, paper, film, feet and word. Their
search takes them around the world and to such
exotic destinations as Camden, Philadelphia and the Lower East Side.
LAS GALLAS lay eggs in the minds of their audience, and then embark
upon the question of which came first. LAS GALLAS is a
multi-disciplinary collective of Latinas using dance, art, poetry, and
whatever else they can get their hands on to communicate their
respective and collective messages to their audience. From SoulNation
at the Bluestockings Café to the
Acentos Bronx Poetry Showcase to the Painted Bride in their home base
in Philadelphia, LAS GALLAS consistently present fresh, innovative
collaborations tailor made to the performance space they are
inhabiting. Come to the next synonymUS to find out
what new theme they will bring to the Nuyorican stage!

ELANA BELL and JAI CHAKRABARTI come together to present a conversation
in poetry and sound exploring themes of sex, love, family, and bugs
(yes bugs) through the lens of their interracial,bi-cultural
relationship (with a cherry on top)!

Elana Bell, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, was selected as the
winner of the 2004 Stephen Dunn PoetryAward. She is the
writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of
Letters, a New Visions High School. Amember of the louderARTS Project,
Elana has been a featured poet at Bar 13, Hunter College, Teachers and
Writers Collaborative, The Bowery Poetry Club, The WowCafé Theater,
Cornelia Street Café, and the Blue OxBar. She is a founder of
synonymUS. Recently, Elana appeared in the off- Broadway production of
Downtown Rhythm at the Primary Stages Theater. Publications include:
Words and Images Magazine (April 2004),Houston Poetry Festival Journal
(2001), and two chapbooks: Dreaming of Doorways and
Name Carvings.

Jai Chakrabarti is a writer of poetry, fiction, and mathematical
algorithms. Born in Calcutta, India, his work has been published in
Barrow Street, Symposium, Rattapallax, as well as The Statesman and
Festival (from India). He lives in NYC and is a contributor to the
louderARTS reading series, where he was a 2004 Poetry Slam Finalist.

synonymUS @ the Nuyorican Poets Café
Music, Movement, Image, Narrative – always an Open Mic
Every 3rd Wednesdays @ 6:45 pm
236 East Third St (bet Aves B & C)
F Train to 2nd Ave
$7 Cover

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