Verses from the Abstract is the brain child of events management trio Fly Penguin. Offering a unique platform for poets and unsigned artists to showcase their talent and now on its third edition the show is already gaining a cult following. Sassi PR strive to be up on all fresh movements in the world of music and the creative arts so we attended their last show at Bar Sequence in Islington.
It was an intimate evening of spoken word and soulful acoustic melodies hosted by James Massiah a talented writer who also blessed the mic with his poetic offerings in between each scheduled act. He was a captivating performer, talking about the perils of sex and love and even braved the more controversial topic of black women’s hair and his preference for natural locks to a audience fill with women with relaxed hair and weaves.
Of all the future stars that performed two acts shown brightest, the first being Poet By Nature a powerful wordsmith who bared her soul and delivered a moving performance. Her flow was fast and hard conveying her message with intense force, as she spoke with such conviction you almost felt as though you were feeling what she was feeling.
The second was Dan Zappi who’s quirky ramblings, about life and love to music, were extremely entertaining. His combination of singing and talking perfectly expressed things that we have all felt at one point or another.
London is a hub of creativity and you can always find music talent being showcased on any day of the week. Fly Penguin have brought us something new to get excited about in Verses From The Abstract as it offers an alternative way to appreciate words and music.