FreeQuency is a spoken word artist hailing most recently from New Orleans, LA. The last born daughter of two lifelong educators, FreeQuency is known for writing and performing social justice themed spoken word poetry. As a senior in college, her work can be found in various publications and she is the 2013 RAWNew Orleans Performing Artist of the Year, the WhoDat Poets Golden Mic Rookie of the Year and was the 16th ranked female poet in the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam.
Akeem Martin has been active in the New Orleans Poetry Community since 2004, when he and fellow high school students in the city began cultivating youth open mics and poetry slams. Akeem was one of the founding members and team captain of N.O.Y.S. (New Orleans Youth Slam) that went to BNV (Brave New Voices) an international youth poetry slam in 2005. In 2010 Akeem was one of the founding members and Slam Master/coach of Slam New Orleans (affectionately nick named Team S.N.O.) and went on to nationals to win the group piece competition. A writer, martial artist, actor and architect, Akeem Martin can be called a modern day Renaissance man. But by most, they would simply call him a Brother, a Son, and a friend.
A Scribe Called Quess?
A Scribe Called Quess? is a poet, educator, and an actor in that order. His writing and work with youth as a poet led him to the classroom where he most recently spent four years as an English teacher and now teaches poetry fulltime. He is a founding member of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans) and a two-time national slam champion. He’s also a member of VOIC’D (Voices Organized in Creative Dissent), a collective of actors spawned by Junebug Productions with a focus on social justice, whose last production, “Lockdown,” received critical acclaim. He has produced a self-titled CD, “A Scribe Called Quess?” and his debut book of poetry, Blind Visionz, can be found at www.lulu.com.