Spoken Word Artist, Internet Radio Personality and workshop provider. Poetry and Spoken word performances reflect upon various different topics and range for a vast variety of audiences. Workshops provided touch upon Student Leadership, Cultural Acceptance, Icebreakers and Hip-Hop/Globalizaion
We recently had Kashea out to speak with students regarding diversity, unity and sharing with one another regarding obstacles they face every day in school. Through his spoken work he provided a powerful message that captivated the students attention. He was thoughtful and told stories that related to students and the topics of discussion. I would recommend the Hug Dealer to schools, youth programs etc... He will motivate and provoke thought for those who are willing to listen.
I am a member of Portland Jobs with Justice, a coalition of over 90 labor, community and faith organizations. Our purpose is to build solidarity between our member organizations and the broader community in support of workers rights as well as economic and social justice for everyone.
At our 2011 annual dinner, Kashea Kilson-Anderson gave a spoken word performance that focused on the issues mentioned above. The content and presentation was outstanding and the crowd of some 300 people responded with a standing ovation.
I have personally read many of Kashea’s other poems and writings and have been extremely impressed with the excellence of his writing and the depth and passion that he expresses.
Kashea deserves to be heard by a broader audience that will benefit from his artistic expression. I highly recommend that anyone reading this support and promote Kashea and his work.
Moving, thought provoking, powerful are just a few words I use to describe Hug Dealer. If he is ever in your area you should make sure you can get out to hear him.
I've had the pleasure of seeing Hug Dealer perform several times and I'm always impressed. He brings a raw, real, energy to the stage and is an entertaining and dynamic performer. I also like that his content is diverse.
I have seen him as both a spoken word artist and an emcee and he knows how to get the crowd into it. If I needed a spoken word performer or an emcee for any event, I'd book him in a second!
Price Range: Price Negotiable
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Audiences should find spoken word performances and workshops to be Informative, comedic, emotional, insightful, thought provoking and entertaining.
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 (link hidden), 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.
Additional Booking Notes
DJ Equipment is optional
Set list depends upon venue, audience and theme of the event.
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Influences & Inspiration
Depending on Venue and Occasion
Easel and or Dry Erase Board
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