Kealoha, slam poet

Kealoha, slam poet. Photo by Joe Olivas/Kaua`i Mokihana Festival

Kealoha, slam poet extraordinaire will perform for a donation in the calabash tonight, Wednesday, Sept . 19, at 6 p.m. at The Children of the Land in the Kaua`i Village Shopping Center anchored by Safeway and Papaya`s.

This talented and internationally-recognized poet and storyteller graduated with honors from MIT, earning a degree in nuclear physics and a minor in writing. He is the founder of HawaiiSlam, Youth Speaks Hawai`i — two-time international champions — and First Thursdays, the largest registered slam poetry competition in the world, with an average attendance of 500+ youths.

This is don’t-miss, rich stuff you’ll open up your ears for.

This presentation is made possible by the 28th Annual Kaua`i Mokihana Festival of the Malie Foundation whose mission is to provide Kaua`i events that  educate, promote, preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through its various activities for all people.