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White House Poetry Jam
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White House Poetry Jam - Jamaica Osorio Performs "Kumulipo"

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA Hawaii

Poet, activist, and scholar Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio recites a poem about remembering her cultural roots by honoring her family and recalling their Hawaiian names. The last part of the poem is spoken in Hawaiian.

White House Poetry Jam - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs "The Hamilton Mixtape" at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word. Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire.

White House Poetry Jam - Joshua Bennett

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Brave New Voices slam champion Joshua Bennett performs “Tamaraʼs Opus” at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word.

White House Poetry Jam - Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Writer Ayelet Waldman and her Pulitzer Prize-winning husband Michael Chabon share their White House Talk at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word.

White House Poetry Jam - Mayda del Valle

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

USA

Mayda del Valle, a poet whose work has helped to raise the bar in poetry circles all over the world, performs her piece "a faith like yours" at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word.

White House Poetry Jam - President and Mrs. Obama Opening - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

The First Lady welcomes the first act in an evening of poetry, music and spoken word at the White House. Pianist ELEW and bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding kick off the evening with an instrumental jazz fusion performance. Enjoy!

White House Poetry Jam - President and Mrs. Obama Opening - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The President and First Lady kick off an evening of poetry, music, and the spoken word at the White House.

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