Two Cent Talks: An Evening of Original Hip-Hop with Graphic Melee and Words of Phrase accompanied by Liza May
Two Cent Talks – Celebrating the verbal arts in Maine.
Sponsored by Colby College’s Office of the President, Center for the Arts and the Humanities, English Department, and Creative Writing Program.
Graphic Melee is an emcee, producer, DJ, and audio engineer dedicated to heavy beats, dusty vinyl, and dirty synthesizers. He is the resident DJ for Portland’s Monday of The Minds, Maine’s only Hip-Hop showcase for local and national touring acts. He is the curator of Todayinhiphophistory.com, a blog with 130k+ followers, and a multi-instrumentalist Berklee graduate with decades of experiences in various genres. He has performed extensively throughout the Northeast U.S. and toured the East Coast, sharing the stage with numerous artists including Onyx, Kool Keith, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Lyrics Born, Sage Francis, Blueprint, and Zion I.
Words of Phrase, now of Portland, moved to Waterville in his teens. His solo albums are Core-Tex: The Cerebral Sessions and A Curse Called Passion. His most recent work, Humbly Worded, was produced by Jay Humble, also of Portland. Words of Phrase’s music is often dark and ethereal while still harnessing the energy to uplift and inspire.
A professional dancer, Liza May enjoys sharing her love for movement through a combination of hip-hip, modern, African & flow/fire dance. She believes that patience and self love are key to unleashing one’s potential. She currently performs at festivals throughout New England and plans to resume teaching dance within the year.
Contact Colby Arts Office Program Manager Tyler French at [email protected] if you have any questions.