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Thu, Oct 03


Wild Eye Pub

The West Coast Pans and Poetry Show

Hand pan drumming and spoken word with a community open mic, with special guests from Nevada County's Poetry Crashers

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The West Coast Pans and Poetry Show
The West Coast Pans and Poetry Show

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2019, 6:00 PM

Wild Eye Pub, 535 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

About the event

Loved it so much last year that we're back  . . . in black and white and every color in between . . .  at an even larger venue with Poetry Crashers too.

The West Coast Poetry Tour traveling poets, Saffire Bouchelion and Karen Hery, will perform a full show for you and also host an open mic portion of the evening. Nevada County's Poetry Crashers will join in the fun as well.

Plan to sit back, relax, enjoy the Wild Eye Pub and take in the show.  Consider bringing your own offerings of spoken word, music and song for the open mic – original pieces and/or performed works by others are both welcome.

Saffire Bouchelion, internationally performing percussionist, will share original poetry and the enchanting sounds of HandPan drumming from his CD "HandSight" along with mesmerizing Portland Poet, Karen Hery, creating magic back and forth with spoken word.

Saffire says, "I have been playing these beautiful hand pan instruments for over 8 years. Their depth and range never cease to amaze me. Their sound is alchemical in nature, like metal becoming water, becoming air, which has a very interesting effect on the listener, relaxing and trance like while being activating at the same time. I'm so excited to share this sonic journey with you."

Karen has been performing original spoken word poetry for the past decade becoming a published poet in the EcoSexuality movement, leading shows and open mics on the West Coast Poetry Tour from San Diego to Seattle for the past 6 years.

Karen says, "EcoSexuality is a social movement focused on treating the earth more as our lover than our mother for better treatment of the planet and each other. Let's all fall deeper in love with the earth and each other while listening to Saffire's beautiful music and sharing poetry together."

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The "Handsight" hand pan CD and Saffire's children's book, The Groove Goblin, will be available for sale at the show. 


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