RUMBLE SA Youth Slam ends on a high!

Well that’s that! The inaugural Rumble SA Youth Slam program is over.  Congratulations to all our finalists and all our poets along the way.  Our very first Rumble SA Youth Slam winner is Audrey Mason-Hyde!  Runner-up was Divya Jacob and Jill Saji came in third.

Thank you to everyone involved with The Rumble SA program. Thank you to Arts South Australia for the funding support as part of their Community Arts & Cultural Development program. Thank you to Writers SA and particularly Sarah Tooth for the ongoing support, City of Salisbury, SA, AustraliaState Library of South AustraliaAdelaide City LibrariesOnkaparinga Youth and Base 10Dymocks AdelaideCarclew and their fifth quarter program. We couldn’t have done this without the support of these organisations.
Then there were the wordsmiths who shared their experience and skills at the workshops and events – Manal YounusKultar AhluwaliaAshlee KarlarJason Marsiglia,, Tomas Ford and Nico. Thank you to Elysha Glaser for the great camera work on a very tight schedule. And without our volunteers we wouldn’t get anything done at all! Melissa LeaverIan Gibbins and Michael Hier for their help and support, above and beyond just being ‘volunteers’ at times. And all the poets and artists who braved the mic and stepped onto the stage.  The future indeed looks bright!

RUMBLE SA Slam showcase events

 

The Rumble SA is a new youth poetry slam initiative from Spoken Word SA, the organisation behind the SA leg of the National Poetry Slam and its immensely popular (and much more informal) sister event, the Summer Slam. In conjunction with Arts South Australia, The Rumble SA aims to mentor young poets (aged 26 and under) by expanding their knowledge of and strengthening their skills in the art of spoken word performance and slam poetry.

The Rumble SA represents a significant opportunity to empower young people to make themselves heard on a major stage and share with the world the things that are most important to them. After a series of workshops, The Rumble SA offers participants and the wider arts community an opportunity to showcase their work at a series of poetry slam performance events culminating in a final at Carclew Youth Arts on Friday 15th June.

Here are the dates and locations of the 4 heats and final:

Heat 1
Saturday, 19 May
Salisbury Institute
17/19 Wilshire Street, Salisbury
2.30pm,  FREE entry
Guest Poet : Jason Marsiglia

Heat 2
Saturday, 26 May
Dymocks Bookstore
Rundle Mall Adelaide
5.30pm, FREE entry
Guest Poet: Ashlee Karlar

Heat 3
Friday, 1 June 
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
6.30pm, FREE entry
Guest Poet: Nico

Heat 4
Friday, 8 June
Base 10 (Reynella Youth Centre)
10 Main South Road, Reynella
6:00pm,  FREE entry
Guest Poet: Koolta

FINAL
Friday, 15 June
Carclew Youth Arts
11 Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide
6.30pm,  $10 entry
Guest: Tomas Ford 

Click here to read the rules for these events which follow the National Poetry Slam Rules which you can read here.

 

RUMBLE SA Workshop #4 with Kultar “Koolta” Ahluwalia

Friday 11th May
5 PM – 9 PM

Base 10 Youth Centre
10 Main South Rd, Reynella, SA 5161

A FREE workshop for ages 26 and under. Presented by Spoken Word SA in partnership with Arts South Australia, Writers SA and the City of Onkaparinga.

A diverse skill set is needed to be an accomplished spoken word performer. They include compositional skills (adapting vocabulary and grammar to the medium, developing an authorial voice, choice of poetic style), performance skills (vocal technique and phrasing, creating a unique stage presence, timing, memorisation, dealing with mistakes) and professional skills (meeting deadlines, working within event guidelines, building a public profile). If you are 26 or under please join us in this brand new initiative aimed at sharpening the skills of both developing and brand new young artists.

Join two time Australian Poetry Slam Finalist and Spoken Word SA co-director Kami McInnes and award-winning Kultar “Koolta” Ahluwalia  (2016 Most Popular Hip Hop Artist – SA Music Awards) as they guide you in a free half-day workshop that will encourage you to create new work that can be developed, critiqued and rehearsed in the workshop environment. The Rumble SA will then offer participants an opportunity to showcase their work at a series of poetry slam performance events.

Kultar Ahluwalia has achieved success as hip hop artist “Koolta” including 2016 Most Popular Hip Hop Artist (SA Music Awards), Clipsal 500 Bands On Track Winner 2015, Clip it! Winner 2012, Unearthed Parklife Winner 2012, Hilltops Hoods Initiative Winner 2011, sold out album launches, radio play on JJJ and community radio. He has been involved in over 30 Australian music releases from artists including Allday and Purpose. Daydream Fever is an evolution in sound, blending a wide range of genres from hip hop to punk to soul to electronica. Ahluwalia is at the helm of all these sounds handling the production, the instrumentation, the songwriting and the vocals. Ahluwalia is also heavily involved in the community having facilitated poetry, songwriting and music production workshops for DECD and independent schools and local councils (City of Marion, City Of Onkaparinga).

 

If you want to make sure you get a spot at one (or more) of our Rumble SA Workshops you can go to this link and make a booking!
http://spokenwordsa.com.au/bookings-for-rumble-sa-workshops/

RUMBLE SA Workshop #3 with Nico

Saturday 5th May
11 AM – 3 PM

Institute Building, State Library of South Australia
Cnr North Tce and Kintore Ave, Adelaide.

A FREE workshop for ages 26 and under. Presented by Spoken Word SA in partnership with Arts South Australia, Writers SA and the State Library Of South Australia.

A diverse skill set is needed to be an accomplished spoken word performer. They include compositional skills (adapting vocabulary and grammar to the medium, developing an authorial voice, choice of poetic style), performance skills (vocal technique and phrasing, creating a unique stage presence, timing, memorisation, dealing with mistakes) and professional skills (meeting deadlines, working within event guidelines, building a public profile). If you are 26 or under please join us in this brand new initiative aimed at sharpening the skills of both developing and brand new young artists.

Join two time Australian Poetry Slam Finalist and Spoken Word SA co-director Kami McInnes and 2016 Goolwa Poetry Cup Winner Nico as they guide you in a free half-day workshop that will encourage you to create new work that can be developed, critiqued and rehearsed in the workshop environment. The Rumble SA will then offer participants an opportunity to showcase their work at a series of poetry slam performance events.

Nico is an energetic performer, approaching topics with a rhythmic musicality to engage the audience. Winner of the 2016 Goolwa Cup, Adelaide City Library’s August 2017 Poet In Residence and regular at Paroxysm Press events, Nico has also undertaken work for the Department of Environment, Water & Resources for a 2017 Open State event.

If you want to make sure you get a spot at one (or more) of our Rumble SA Workshops you can go to this link and make a booking!
http://spokenwordsa.com.au/bookings-for-rumble-sa-workshops/

Bookings for RUMBLE SA workshops

If you would like to pre-book for any of the RUMBLE SA workshops, please use the form below.
(You can book for more than one workshop if you so desire… but remember, you need to be 26 years old or under…)

Here are the session details (click on the dates for maps):

Salisbury Workshop : 17-19 Wiltshire St, Salisbury 

Wednesday 18th April : 10am – 2pm 

Adelaide City Library Workshop : Level 3 Rundle Place, Adelaide 

Saturday 28th April : 11am – 3pm

State Library Workshop : Institute Building, cnr North Tce and Kintore Ave, Adelaide 

Saturday 5th May : 11am – 3pm

Base 10 Youth Centre : 10 Main South Rd, Reynella 

Friday 11th May : 5 – 9pm