The Asia Project to bring musical poetry to M-Shop


Courtesy of The Asia Project

Spoken word artist The Asia Project will perform their musical poetry at 7 p.m. Sunday at the M-Shop.

Parker Reed

Spoken word artist The Asia Project will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Maintenance Shop.

Admission is free, and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Asia Samson is a cancer survivor determined to share his story with the world through poetry.

Samson is accompanied by his brother-in-law Jollian, who plays guitar behind Samson’s spoken poems to create a dynamic audial experience.

“[Samson’s] performance combines inspiration and humor, while also provoking thought and self-reflection,” according to the artist’s official press release.

The Asia Project has performed with artists such as Mos Def and Jill Scott and has appeared as a TEDx speaker and on Russell Simmons’ HBO program “Def Poetry.”

Samson was named as APCA’s (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) “Performer of the Year” and “College Spoken Word Artist of the Year.”

For more information, visit the M-Shop website and the SUB website.