Perth Poetry Club has wonderful poets Ayo Busari & LiezilD + open-mike this Saturday 29th July, 2pm-4pm at The Moon Café and on ZOOM.
Their respective BIOs are interesting and illuminating.
Mohammed ‘Ayo Busari’ (He/Him) is a Nigerian-born award-winning Creative Director, Visual Artist, Writer, Community Curator & Performer who is the founder and lead creative of TAB Family. Previously living and working in Nigeria and the UK, he is now based in Boorloo. As a creative artist, Ayo Busari, alongside his alter-ego, 'Yoruba Daddy', are all about capturing moments and memories through words, images, and sounds. Whether it be photography, filmmaking, music-making, designing, live performances or writing. He is an all-around multidisciplinary creative, expressing himself through these different art forms and genres.
Ayo has exhibited his art at the Cool Change Contemporary, the first being part of the Soul Alphabet artists for their ‘Project 54’ Project in September 2021 and the second being part of the TAB Family’s ‘This is Family’ Project From April-May 2022. He has also performed as a spoken word artist, musician and DJ at multiple venues including Fremantle Arts Centre, State Theatre Centre of WA, The Bird, Story Lounge – Centre For Stories, Pigeonhole, Cool Change Contemporary, The Sewing Room, Rosemount Hotel, Paper Mountain, The Rechabite, Mojos Bar, Sonar Room, Freo Social and more.
Meet LiezilD, a hidden spoken word artist. Escaping domestic violence multiple times, she emerged from the original Push and Fringe festivals with a passion for creative expression. Alongside past roles as a strategic planner and executive administrator - many moons ago - she continued to explore her art, engaging with underground hip-hop in Melbourne late 90s, early noughties. She also contributed to NoizeMashin in Perth..
As with us all, LiezilD's path hasn't been without challenges. Battling depression and anxiety due to past bullying and violence, she persisted in her creative pursuits despite occasional setbacks. A recent open fracture and dislocation in her ankle/foot didn't deter her indomitable spirit. Additionally, she has an interest in social issues like housing, judiciary reform, deaths in custody, and fair prison rehabilitation processes that consider the impact on families and communities.
In this ever-changing world, LiezilD emphasizes listening to the body and making choices aligned with one's own well-being. She hopes her journey inspires others to embrace creativity and navigate life with courage and determination. She has found a special friend in her sewing machine, 'Faffy' :)
Please join us to celebrate poetry
this Saturday, 29th July 2023, 2pm to 4pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).
Ayo Busari + LiezilD + open-mike
at The Moon Café, 323 William Street, Northbridge and on ZOOM
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84254037443
A great place/space to be on a Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm WST, at The Moon & on Zoom.
In weeks to come, we have:
29-Jul-23 Ayo Busari + LiezilD + open-mike
5-Aug-23 Josephine Clarke + BRiLO + open-mike
12-Aug-23 Bron Bateman + open-mike
19-Aug-23 Zan Ross + Jonathan Lewis + open-mike
26-Aug-23 Obscure Sparrow + open-mike …
All with open-mike, not to be missed …