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MEDIA & ART LOVERS INVITE: Def Poetry Jam is back & they're looking for Watch Party Ambassadors.



If you’re interested in being a Def Poetry Jam Facebook Watch Party Ambassador, please send your Facebook page link ASAP to Ernest Jackson of MNS Media Group- Email: mnsmediagroup@gmail.com and we will email you back if you are accepted. 

As a Watch Party Ambassador we would require you to start a watch party at the beginning of the show on Saturday and also share the live view link. In return you will receive a post-event shout out on Rush Arts and Newark Symphony Hall’s social media platforms! Also, you will receive a custom-designed flyer designating you as Official Watch Party Ambassador for your promotional purposes.   

This is your opportunity to help a star-studded lineup of luminaries assist your neighbors who are struggling with the devastation wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. When you invite your friends to join your Watch Party on Facebook as a group, everyone benefits!



The legendary Def Poetry Jam is back and we're looking for Facebook Watch Party Ambassadors, for this Saturday’s Def Poetry Jam Live Online Special, coming straight to you from the founder Russel Simmons Facebook page! This fabulous gala event seeks to raise funds for COVID-19 relief and begins at 7 PM ET on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/russellsimmons) and Twitch  (www.twitch.tv/defpoetryjam).  New Jersey Stage reports, “This evening of artistry will be hosted by The Legendary Black Ice and Jessica Care Moore with special guest poet Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, NJ.  More than two dozen poets have been confirmed to perform, including Def Poetry all-stars such as Georgia Me, Staceyann Chin, Roger Bonair, Bassey Ikpi, and Sunni Patterson. The production will introduce powerful new voices like Brandon “Real Talk” Alexander, Elisabet Velasquez, and Khemist and feature legendary poetry voices like Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets. Actor and Def Poetry veteran Malcolm-Jamal Warner will make a special appearance. The show will also have a performance by Def Poetry Jam co-creator Danny Simmons, accompanied by jazz legend Ron Carter. ‘The goal of our Def Poetry Jam streaming event is to raise funds to provide basic needs for members of Newark, NJ vulnerable and underserved community,’ said Danny Simmons, chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (Rush Arts)." 

New Jersey Stage says “this May 23rd fundraiser is produced and curated by Lamar “The Legendary Black Ice” Manson and Jessica Care Moore and presented online by GC Studios, a division of Gushcloud International, in association with Newark Symphony Hall. Newark Symphony Hall President and CEO Taneshia Nash Laird is an executive producer of the event. Laird is also president of the board of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation”.

Newark Symphony Hall President and CEO Taneshia Nash Laird and Danny Simmons

Danny Simmons, Founder of Rush Arts Philadelphia appears courtesy of Publicist Niesha Kennedy, niesha@kennedyrobinsonpr.com any additional interview inquires should be directed to her.  This invite is only for Watch Party Ambassadors.  Thank you




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