Legendary Poet and Musician Saul Williams at Kessler Theater

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Legendary American rapper, singer-songwriter, musician, slam poet, writer, and actor, Saul Williams is headed to Dallas this month presented by Wordspace and Dallas Poetry Slam. Known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop, and for his lead roles in the 1998 independent film Slam, and the 2013 jukebox musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, featuring Tupac Shakur’s music. Williams has been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Bomb Magazine,  and African Voices, as well as releasing four collections of poetry.  As a poet and musician, Williams has toured and lectured across the world, appearing at many universities and colleges.

In 1996, he won the title of Nuyorican Poets Cafe’s Grand Slam Champion. The documentary film, SlamNation followed Williams and the other members of the Nuyorican Poets Slam as they competed in the 1996 National Poetry Slam. The following year, Williams landed the lead role in the feature film Slam, which won the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Camera D’Or.

As a songwriter and musician, Williams has performed with Nas, The Fugees, Christian Alvarez, Blackalicious, Erykah Badu, KRS-One, Zack De La Rocha, De La Soul.  In 2004, he released his self-titled album, then toured with Nine Inch Nails on their European tour in 2005.

Williams has been published in The New York Times, Esquire, Bomb Magazine,  and African Voices, as well as releasing four collections of poetry. As a poet and musician, Williams has toured and lectured across the world, appearing at many universities and colleges. Williams’ most recent album, MartyrLoserKing, was released on January 29, 2016.

When:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @8:00pm

Where:

The Kessler

1230 W. Davis Street

Dallas, Texas 75208

Tickets:

$35 - $320

More Info:

www.prekindle.com

 

 

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