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AOCFEST HOST Spotlight: Tai Allen

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Tai Allen will be your Official Host Friday at Motorco & Saturday night at PSI Theater

Poet, performer, vocalist, musician, producer, and designer are some of the designations that Tai Allen holds. He has toured domestically and internationally. He has been published in magazines such as Bomb and African Voices. His work has been featured on sites such as Okayplayer, CentricTV, Soultracks, and Grown Folks Music. He has performed at the Apollo Theater Music Café, National Black Writers Festival, Ft Greene Festival, BAMcafe, Nuyorican Poets Café, and on the Today Show. He has also coordinated and curated a number of concerts, exhibits, conferences, and festivals. A unique and refreshing artist, Tai has established a reputation as a visionary with impeccable work ethic.

Tai loves basketball. Sterling Brown. Oscar Brown. Roy Ayers. King Tubby. Kevin McHale. Aretha Franklin. Things Fall Apart (both). Kids. Renaldo. Jeter. 2001 Yankees. 2001 Nets. 2012 Giants. Gelato; not ice cream. Jerk Chicken, made on a drum. Oscar Wilde. Brad Pitt. Octavia Butler. Rakim. Jigga not Shawn Carter. Roti… Veggie and Chicken. Poetry. (sometimes) Parenting. Blogs on technology or sports or politics. Sitting in the sun, somewhere near a body of water.

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  1. Tai is a wordsmith and a force to be reckoned with! He serves as an example of of one dedicated to his craft and style. I would not miss this for the world!!!

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