Arts & Theatre

Poets Jazz House Presents Father Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets

$20-$50    |  Jun 11, 2024  |  7:30PM - 9:00PM
Willie Agee Playhouse in Edward Vincent Jr. Park

Poets Jazz House Presents Father Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets

Poets Jazz House is honored to present Father Amde a hero and legend to poets worldwide. Formed out of the fury of the Watts Riots in 1965 the Watts Prophets were young black poet-performers railing against police brutality, institutionalized poverty, American hypocrisy, complacency and the possibility of a revolution.

Accompanied with percussions and later by pianist Dee-Dee McNeil. The Watts Prophets style of performing laid between street talking and a revolutionary sermon. Watts Prophets were the foundation for West Coast hip-hop.

Poets Jazz House pays tribute to legends past and present on Tuesday nights with a stellar cast of spoken word artists painting a poetic picture of life through the eyes of Civil Rights Activist, Poet, Icon and founding member of the Watts Prophets and legend Amde Hamilton.

Poets Jazz House is a Spoken Word & Music Lounge where spilling your heart is an art and searching your soul is mandatory to get in the door. Located in a quaint little Playhouse in the park we're bringing you Poetry After Dark.

The ensemble cast includes: Young Poets of Los Angeles, Yawo Watts, Art.us Mansoir, Tuesday Conner and the ORACLE aka Denise Lyles-Cook.