FREE & OPEN to the public

Aug. 10, 6pm-10pm
Parking: $6 / 4 hours

This event is a celebration of communication featuring poetry and hip hop in an iconic Waikiki setting.
This fusion event is not only celebrating communication but also this year's Na Hoku Hanohano award winner for best Hip Hop album of the year, Punahele Kūkailimoku Kanikapila. Together we are combining our talents as a collective to utilize art as advocacy, poetry as protest and community as one voice.
As humans we are the only species that can talk and using this ability is what differentiates us. Choosing words over weapons is what believe.

15% of the proceeds go to Soundshop, a hip hop education workshop program for youth at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

Destiny Sharion
2017 & 2018 National Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam
2018 Woman of the World Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam
Co founder: HI Poets Society

Jesse Lipman
The Godfather of Poetry
2017 National Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam
Co-Founder: HI Poets Society

Travis T
Pacific Islander, Worker, Student, Educator, part time Poet, full time Husband, full time Dog Daddy, former non-profit Director, former raw vegan Chef, Co-Founder: HI Poets Society

Lani Fisher
2018 National Poetry Slam Representative for Hawaii Slam
From Big Island
Co-Founder: HI Poets Society

Z From Baltimore
2019 Hawaii Slam Champ
Poetry Bodega Artist and Host of Hip Hop Karaoke

Mpho The Poetess
With a tongue fluent in five languages, Mpho is a South African Podcast Host and Poet.
Runner-up of Words of Warrior Wāhine 2019
Hawaii Grand Slam Finalist 2018

Darron Cambra
National Poetry Slam Competitor 2007-09
InDaPenDance Workshop Director
Check out his album:
TRUE Confessions of a Compulsive LIAR
on most music streaming sites
Poetry Bodega Artists

The Viking Poet:
The Viking Poet is a spoken word artist from South Compton, California. The son of a black panther and a civil rights activist, he is a two time Hawaii slam finalist who spends his nights writing po
etry for strangers on the streets of Waikiki.

Hip Hop:
Cedric Clinton
In 2016, Cedric created a show called Freestyle Friday where he invites artists & producers over to freestyle & do a short interview which is live streamed every Friday on Facebook & Instagram. In 2017, he released his Na Hoku nominated album ArtChiTexture
Co-Founder: Bounce Back Mondays


Jehzan Exclusive
Pinay hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur born and raised in Honolulu, HI.
You may also include my website:

2019 Na Hoku Hip Hop Album of the year award recipient


Hawaiian Aroma Caffe & Bar
Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel
2300 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hi 96814