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The Line Up

Friday, March 25

Hosted by Z From Baltimore 

Act I
Pepper Lamb comedy
Temple Divine poetry
Brandon Leake 
Poetic Prophecy poetry

Act II

Brandon Leake
Marc Marcel  poetry

Brandon Leake

Saturday, March 26

Hosted by Temple Divine 

Act I
Astreaux Guillotine music
Long Lox comedy
Brandon Leake
Z From Baltimore poetry

Act II
Brandon Leake
Marc Marcel poetry
Brandon Leake

Dj Zel

Janine Myers
Stage Management & Lighting 

Lock Lynch

Tanyah Tavorn

The Artists

Brandon Leake is a spoken word poet, educator and motivational speaker and the winner of the fifteenth season of America's Got Talent. He was the first spoken word poet to be on America's Got Talent and received the Golden Buzzer award in the first round from Howie Mandel. He performed pieces about his sister who died, his father, Black Lives Matter and his daughter. He was named the champion of the 15th season in September 2020, going home with a $1 million cash prize and the opportunity to star in Luxor Las Vegas.


He has performed in 36 US states, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada with his Dark Side Tour to promote his published poetry and his album called Deficiencies: A Tale from My Dark Side. He teaches at Brookside school daycare center, where he works with his wife. Leake is the founder and CEO of Called to Move, an organization that helps youth through poetry. He founded the organization in 2012 at Simpson University. He is also an academic advisor at San Joaquin Delta College. On October 9, 2020, it was announced that Leake had signed with United Talent Agency. Also in October 2020, it was announced Leake would serve as the producing partner and contributor to the Team Harmony Foundation's new international web series, HATE: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Z From Baltimore founder of Volcanic Voices, is a spoken word artist, slam poet, emcee and host from Baltimore, Maryland, currently living on Oahu. Z uses his passion and pen to inspire others to find their own voice and speak truth to power. He is the 2019 Hawaii Grand Slam Champion, as well as the 2019 Aloha Grand Slam Champion. Z has been featured on All Def Poetry and hosts a weekly virtual open mic on his IG live every Saturday, featuring some of the top poets in the world.

The Sponsors

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Dave Wilson &
Carolyn Berry-Wilson

Special Thanks

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii News Now
Casey Lund
Chef Ala
Martina Wilson
Darron Cambra
Christian Yamada 
Kings Pizza Cafe 
Black Bazaar HNL
The Popolo Project 
Hawaii Poets Society
Polarity Studio 

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