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Hosted by Z from Baltimore

The 4th Annual Black Voices Matter is back at Manoa Valley Theatre with two special guests! International Spoken Word Artists Prentice Powell & Shawn William will be kicking off their For Your Consideration '24 Tour live in Honolulu! 


The Grammys have added a new Spoken Word category in 2023 specifically for poets and this album will be in the running for 2024. THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING! 


VIP Seating includes access to an exclusive Pre-show Meet-and-Greet with Prentice Powell & Shawn William. 6:00 - 7:00 PM on the Lanai at Manoa Valley Theatre. Drinks and Pupus included.

Prentice Powell (right) approaches every stage performance from London to South Africa polished, precise and professional sharing his gift while allowing his art to speak for itself. Prentice has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Sevyn Streeter, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans and along with his fellow Fiveology members, opened for Jill Scott during her Summer 2013 tour. Prentice is a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and he is the only spoken word artist to have appeared on all six seasons of Versus & Flow.

Shawn William (left) approaches every stage from San Quentin State Prison to Toronto passionate, vulnerable and raw taking his audience on an emotional rollercoaster with wordplay and vivid storytelling that is unmatched. Shawn is a founding member of Fiveology who toured with Grammy Award winner Jill Scott, featured on Verses and Flow, The Arsenio Show, The ESPY’s, Radio City Music Hall & The Apollo.


For Your Consideration is a celebration of brotherhood. A two-decade tutorial in spoken word craftsmanship mixed with ‘Black Boy Joy’. It speaks eloquently on fatherhood, depression, relationships, home and street life, childhood trauma, love and heartache in a way never touched before by any artists. After multiple sold-out shows in Oakland, CA., and Hollywood, CA., Prentice & Shawn have taken their two-man show on the road with a 16 city tour across the country, to promote their new Live album “For Your Consideration”, while showing the world what levels can be reached when words mix with passion.



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All seating at Manoa Valley Theatre is now assigned. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before the showtime to allow for proper check in.


Welcome back to Manoa Valley Theatre, enjoy the show!

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