The Dynamic Duo, slam poets Panama Soweto and Ken Arkind, will perform on Tuesday, January 22, at 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel Auditorium at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant. The performance is free and open to the public.
Soweto is a two-time member of the Mercury Café Slam Team (home of the 2006 National Championship title) and a founding member of the Slamnuba! Team. He was the 2005 and 2006 Pablo Neruda Poetry Festival Barrio Slam Champion. He is currently a teacher for The Denver Housing Authority and has spent many years working with underprivileged youth as an art teacher and educator.
Arkind is a five-time member of the Mercury Café Slam Team and two-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, being on the 2004 2nd place team and the 2006 Championship Team. He is a 2004 Barrio Slam Champ and 2005 Denver City Slam Champion. He is the project coordinator for the Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Slam and has taught workshops in numerous high schools and juvenile detention centers throughout the Midwest.
Heralded for their high energy live performances involving complex dual voice work, comedy, and emotionally raw poetry, the Dynamic Duo has brought their show to both coasts and all points in between. Their work covers subjects as far reaching and broad as politics and video games, depression and comic books, racism and relationships.
The performance is funded in part by the Haselmayer Endowment for the Arts at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Iowa Wesleyan College offers a full series of concerts, lectures and other performances that are free and open to the public. For a schedule of upcoming events, log on to www.iwc.edu