Check out what others are saying about THE GATHERING!
“The Gathering was lit. Some dope poets! – Dee Scribes, poet
“To Miss Kiane and Dee Scribes, thank you for allowing me to share the stage with you tonight.”
– M. Leak, Poet
“… Miss Kiane, thanks so much for a wonderful time. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. YOU sure do know how to turn a place up…”
– T. Branham, Free Minds
“Definitely enjoyed of the gifts shared tonight at the Gathering. I was blessed and inspired….”
“Thank you so much Kiane! Your spirit is certainly one to be reckoned with. Terrell and I felt as home. The audience couldn’t have been welcoming and supportive. EVERYTHING that you put together was so amazing. We appreciate the love soo much!”
– M. Mbachur, Free Minds
“It was a family reunion. Great vision, great vibe, great participation all the way around.”
– Adrian Blu, Singer & Songwriter
“The Gathering is an experience you don’t want to miss! Hosted by a phenomenal woman.”
– Sistah Fran, Author of Break the Silence and Bloom
If I had to sum up my experience from The Gathering in one word, I would say “Wow!” The energy and the passion were palpable! Doc Powell and the Malcolm X Drummers undergirded our poetic thoughts with the rhythms of the djembe drums. Co-host Dee Scribes kept us laughing with her larger than life personality. Poets shared their truth with rhyme and some without. The evening’s signature drink created by Capps and Frapps was Kiane’s Kup, a frothy apple cider. (It totally sold out!) First time attendee of The Gathering, Ahmad Harvey provided us with “a call to action”. He admonished us to do what we can to make a difference in the world around us so that we do not have to “die ashamed”. As the feature for the evening, I traveled to Africa taking the audience with me declaring our place as royalty. Again I say, Wow!
A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be given to a family impacted by hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX. Kiane Ink will travel to Houston this month to present our token of love to the family. In addition, over the next 12 months, Kiane Ink will employ the power of the pen and remain connected to this family by way of poetry, greeting cards and encouraging words. Find out how you can be a part of this effort.Photo credit: Urania Sinclair ~ Photo Subject: Asha Watson