Activist, Spoken Word Artist, and Internet radio personality; Kashea “Hug Dealer” Kilson-Anderson has his hands deep within Portland’s Spoken Word community. As DJ for the Hugs and Shrugs show on www.houseofsound.org, Kashea AKA “Hug Dealer” uses the Internet airwaves to play quality music that not only makes people feel good but also talks about social issues as well as highlight some of Portland’s best Hip-Hop and Soul Artists.
As a Spoken Word Artist, Kashea has been entertaining crowds with his poetry that has touched upon topics ranging from politics to blueberry muffins. When he first began performing in late 2007, Kashea’s blunt style, matched with his boisterous, yet passionate delivery, earned him the nickname of “Portland’s Angry Poet” from his peers. Over the years he has sharpened his Spoken Word skills and has been featured in Spoken Word shows all over Portland and many other cities along the Western United States.
Kashea "Hug Dealer Kilson-Anderson: Self
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 30 - 90 minutes
Audiences should find spoken word performances and workshops to be Informative, comedic, emotional, insightful, thought provoking and entertaining.
Depending on Venue and Occasion
Easel and or Dry Erase Board
DJ Equipment is optional
Set list depends upon venue, audience and theme of the event.
2007: 3 gigs
2008: 26 gigs
2009: 52 gigs
2010: 75 gigs
2011: 40 gigs
2012: 12 gigs
Available for Your
Bachelorette Party, Bar/Lounge, Casino, Casting Call, Church Service, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Grand Opening, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Quinceañera, Restaurant, Retreat, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Workshop