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UCPC: Angelo Speaks featuring The Asia Project

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Plaza Verde; Clubhouse

The Asia Project



Since 2009, The Asia Project has toured over 600 colleges with an acoustic music poetry act that has amazed audiences all over the country. On the microphone is Asia Samson: writer, poet and part-time ninja. He has been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam and has shared the stage with such artists as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez and KRS-One.  Accompanying him on the guitar is his brother-in-law Jollan who uses music to create an atmosphere that brings poetry to emotional levels you would never expect. Together they have been featured on TEDx, Button Poetry, and have worked with companies like Disney and To Write Love On Her Arms. They have broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering them the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year.  

Okay, so maybe Asia isn’t the ninja we said he was but we can guarantee-
you won’t see them coming.



-Broke records for highest booked poetry act in the college market w/ over 600 shows since 2009
-3x Recipient of Assoc. for the Promotion of Campus Activities “Spoken Word Artist of the Year”
-1x Recipient of Assoc. for the Promotion of Campus Activities “College Performer of the Year”
-Featured on HBO’s “Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam”
-Featured on BET’s “Lyric Cafe”
-Featured on Black Family Channel’s “Spoken”
-Speaker at TEDxSetonHall
-Featured for Disney’s Event Planning
-3x Featured Video at internationally known Button Poetry YouTube Channel
-Featured poet at legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe
-Featured poet at Hawaii Slam
-Featured poet at the 1st annual “National Poetry Conference” 
-1x Team Champion Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam
-3x Team Finalist Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam
-3x Individual finalist Southern Fried Regional Slam Champion
-1x Team Finalist PSI National Poetry Slam
-1x Individual finalist Akoben Word Up Poetry Festival
-1x Team Champion Hot Air State Poetry Slam
-Black on Black Rhyme poet of the week
-Urban America poet of the month in May
-Performed w/ major label artists: Janelle Monae, MosDef, KRS-1, DeadPrez, DMX & Jill Scott

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