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The Golden Buzzer

https://www.podbean.com/ea/pb-4re5v-de7e2f

Brandon Leake has been writing poetry since high school. Since then, he has been writing, teaching, and performing poetry professionally for 15 years. He has won several Slam poetry Tournaments, writing chapbooks and anthologies, creating 2 albums, and running a non-profit organization called Called to Move.

June 30, 2020 – Brandon Leake was the first Spoken Word artist to perform on America’s got talent. With a heart moving poetry performance, Howie Mandel hit the Golden Buzzer.

To learn more about Brandon Leake, Check out his podcast interview on Iambic poetry podcast. Hit the link above.

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Coon the Poet: The Green Ranger part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-futxk-e19833

CharRon zoom chats with South Sac Poet, podcaster, and Host; Coon the Poet. This is part 1 of a two part episode. 

Topics Discuss:

  • being shot at age 15 
  • Hip hop is Poetry
  • a glimpse of South Sacramento in the 1990s. 
  • Superheroes and their values to the youth. 
  • Power Rangers
  • E-Legal
  • his father rhyme book
  • being a host
  • first US tour.

Social Media:

@coonthepoet

Website:

Iambic Poetry podcast

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

 

Excerpt (all can be found on Youtube):

KingME Podcast EP 6: Seasons

My Anniversary Poem

Coon’s first Spoken word tour Rochester, NY promo video

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Russell Cummings: The Blueprint

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vxxxg-e0c2f0

CharRon zoom chats with the multi-Talented entertainer, Russell Cummings. This Grambling Alum has a lot of achievemets to discuss.

Topics Discussed:

  • Poet’s Origin
  • Grambling (University Life)
  • Culture Shock
  • Dancer side
    • Chuck E Cheese Mascot
    • Sacramento Kings
    • Showcases
  • Poetry side
    • Mahogany Poetry Host
    • Guerrilla Poetry
  • Comedy Side
    • Elephant in the Block
    • Ventura
    • Impersonations
  • Group Host
    • Real men Talk
    • Black Cupid
  • Who is Maximillan De Beni Manifestation
  • ZFG
  • Page vs Stage
  • Top 5 Rappers
  • upcoming events

Social Media:

IG: Russellcummings8

Website:

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

https:/linktr.ee/iambiczine

 

Poem Excerpt:

New Slaves

Little Ants

Sacramento Kings

All poems are on Youtube

 

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Rob Esperanza: Poetry and Politics

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-erch4-e01da1

CharRon skype chatted with Activist, Father, Farmer, and  Political Poet: Rob Esperanza.

Topic Discussed:

  • His New York Origin
  • Traveling to Sacramento
  • Cultural Shock
  • Hip-Hop & Slam Poetry
  • Poetry style: List poem
  • Nuyorican Cafe
  • New York Poetry & Sac Poetry
  • 2015 Sac Slam team 
  • Trobairitz: Rob’s eclectic collective
  • 2015 National Poetry Slam tournament, Oakland
  • 2015 Oakland protest
  • Micro-agriculture
  • Today’s political climate
  • Social media uproar in El Dorado Hills (link at the bottom)
  • Page vs Stage
  • Top 5 rappers

Social Media:

@robesperanza

Iambic poetry podcast

http://linktr.ee/iambiczine

Excerpt:

Dear Rob

Intent

Black entrepreneurs toured an upscale California neighborhood: https://www.sacbee.com/community/folsom-el-dorado/article243339696.html

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Brandon Leake: Called to Move Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8hfa6-df3cd3

CharRon sits and talks with Called to Move’s Brandon Leake. This is Part two of a two part episode.

 

Topics Discussed:

  • His Spoken Word Albums:
    • In My Thoughts
    • Deficiencies: Tales from my Dark side
  • Page vs Stage
  • The Darkside Tour
  • Circuit Poet
  • Touring Africa – Almost
  • America’s got Talent
  • Sacramento Poetry Center Performance

Social Media:

IG: Brandonleake_ctm

Website:

www.calledtomove.org

Iambic Poetry Podcast

https:linktr.ee/iambiczine

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Brandon Leake: Called to Move Part 1

CharRon sits and talks with Called to Move’s Brandon Leake. This is one of a two part episode. click here to Podcast page

Topics Discussed:

  • His Poetry origin
  • Basketball and Poetry
  • Called to Move Movement
  • Back to Stockton
  • Poetry Desert
  • Why Sacramento
  • Sacramento Poetry Team

Social Media:

IG: Brandonleake_ctm

Website:

www.calledtomove.org

Iambic Poetry Podcast

https:linktr.ee/iambiczine

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Erica Ambrin: Lucid Dreamer’s Musical Journey

CharRon chats with Sammie Award Nominee Songstress Erica Ambrin. click here to Podcast page

Topic Discussed:

  • Her Origin Story
  • Move to Sacramento
  • American Idol Contestant
  • Her 2 Albums:
    • Suga
    • Lucid Dreamer
  • Eclectic Soul Project
    • Jay the Drummer
    • Jason the Bassist
  • Page Vs. Stage
  • Music video
  • Sammie Nomination
  • ABC 10 Performance
  • Top 5 Rappers

Social Media:

Instagram: @Erica_ambrin

Song Excerpt: 

  • Mantra
  • Suga
  • Chicken and Waffles

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Miss Conception: Open Source RingMaster

CharRon zoom chatted with KC’s own Recording Artist and Entertainer: Miss Conception. click here to Podcast page

Topics Discussed:

  • Her Origin story
  • Being an Entertainer
  • Carnival arts
    • Vibe tribe
  • Using Serato
  • Culture Shock
  • Moving to California
    • Loving Burning man
  • Album titles:Sara what?
  • Her book: Class Action
    • The Pitch
  • Is a Marketing Degree useful?
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Jewish Rappers
  • Top 5 artists
  • Not the Drag queen: Miss Conception

Social media:

IG: missconcept

FB:Missconception

Website:

www.Themissconception.com

Iambic Poetry podcast

Song except:

R.A.P. (Rhythmn and Poetry) by Miss Conception

Book: Class Action – pop poetry book:

https://www.themissconception.com/product-page/class-action-poems-by-sara-nicole-glass

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Diana Medina: Human Tangent off the clock

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ua6uv-dc2751

CharRon chats, via Zoom, with Poet, Blogger, and Leadership Coach Diana Medina

 

Topics Discussed:

 

  • Poet’s Origin
  • Poetry: Forms or Free Verse
  • Healing from Trauma
  • Big Family
  • Culture Shock
  • Leadership Coach
  • Blogging
  • Instagram Live Experience
  • Off the Clocker Website
  • Upcoming Book: Heal Outloud
  • Self-publishing
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 rappers

 

Social Media:

IG and Facebook: Off the clocker

 

Website:

www.offtheclocker.com

 

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

Posted in podcast, poetry, Sacramento

Jane the Message: High Functioning

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2wqm4-dba54b

CharRon chatted, via Zoom, with Bay Area Battle rapper, Jane the Message.

 

Topics discussed:

 

  • Jane’s Origin
  • Love for Hip-hop
  • Love for Poetry
  • Love for Ballet
    • Her 2014 injury
  • What are Rap battles
  • Her Albums:
    • High Functioning 
    • Better than nothing mixtape
  • Her songs:
    • Sick
    • Hurt
  • Mental health
  • Being a music producer
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 rappers
  • Eminem
  • Her style

 

Social media and Website

 

Jane the message:

www.janethemessage.com

IG: Ninjajanie

SoundCloud.com/jane-the-message

Facebook

 

Iambic poetry podcast:

Linktr.ee/iambiczine