Professional soulful spoken word poetry tailored to your specific event. Available to showcase poetic works at a wide variety of venues including but not limited to:
~Book Release Parties
Strong, Courageous, Conscious, Authentic, Spiritual, Unrestricted...just some of the words that describe this artist. I've had the privilege to work with her on several projects. Professionally she is a pleasure to work with. Always on point with the coordination and details. Artistry; refreshing. Especially when discussing topics that are taboo's across communities and cultures. Her faith and her appreciation/value of her life experiences permeates throughout her work. But getting across a message of hope, redemption, reconciliation and breakthrough is her main objective, which she accomplishes all of the time.
Price Range: $100 - $2000
Gig Length: 10 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
An audience member or client can expect the utmost professionalism from my services. Whether there is a specific message you are looking to be delivered through my words or an overall theme for the event that you need me to fulfill, you can rest assured that my spoken word poetry will help your event be a smooth success.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ms. Tabu
Born in Connecticut, Tabitha Marie Long, better known on stage as Ms. Tabu, is a well-rounded writer and performance poet, writing her first poem at the young age of ten. She then discovered a new gift for rhythm and lyricism at thirteen and has been songwriting ever since. Not to mention her theatrical roots that stem from early childhood and have grown around her wordplay and envelop her artistic demeanor on stage.
For the audience, witnessing the real life inspired acts of Ms. Tabu can be like watching a clip from a dramatically enchanting play. In some of her writings, she focuses on interracial issues with pieces such as "I'm Not Worth Your Stereotypes," as she passionately promotes diversity through her nicely seasoned delivery of words. Both in and out of her artistry, Ms. Tabu is a humanitarian who advocates for social justice and equal rights. From her viewpoint, it is through her honesty and courageousness that others can be reached.
Extremely versatile, she also writes of many other subjects, such as ones pertaining to love, spirituality, and family. She takes lovers of her craft into her world to share her heart with them. Her work echoes of a soul being delivered from personal struggles, as she heals through each page of her life. She is both hip-hop and soulful with a touch of a woman's manifesto and a Free Verse style that lets her navigate from poetry to lyricism, making her a phenomenal performer.
Ms. Tabu has been featured at countless events and venues, mainly between Connecticut and New York City. On September 23rd 2010, Ms. Tabu successfully presented the grand debut of her show, "MIC2SOUL," which showcased new artists on a monthly basis. On May 23rd, 2015, Ms. Tabu will release her first book of poetry, Cross Points: The Poetic Diary of Ms. Tabu at a book launch event n Hartford, CT and then plans to further expand her horizons on a book tour. A woman of many goals, Ms. Tabu is currently in the process of publishing her second book, Inkwells of Love. She also has plans to record several Spoken Word albums based on the material in her books.
It would be easy for someone to assume that a person so artistically equipped would lack humility, but Ms. Tabu humbly perceives herself as a vessel with a purpose to deliver messages through her craft. She is on a God-given mission not only to give voice to the voiceless, but to instill healing and growth in people through relating experiences.
Additional Booking Notes
Please be sure to have a properly functioning microphone.
Influences & Inspiration
I am influenced primarily by the personal experiences in my life.
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