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Jambalaya Soul Slam

Meeting at the Crossroads: Ode to the Ancestors Poetry Slam


May 20, 2023

Hayti Heritage Center

804 Old Fayetteville St

Durham, NC 27701


Guided by Erica “Obabinrin” Xavier-Beauvoir and Dasan Ahanu


An intentional space held for artistry, music, storytelling, and environmental justice. Learn about the green/natural burial options coming to Durham residents as we give reverence to those that came before us. 


This will be a special competition where poets will be asked to bring the poems that are inspired by or dedicated to their/our ancestors. The top three poets will win a cash prize. 


This will be a powerful event you do not want to miss!


All poetry shared must be original. 


The Jambalaya Soul Slam is the Triangle’s longest running poetry event! 


doors 7:30pm

show 8:00pm

$10 General Admission 


For more information: | For guidelines go to


This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. 

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The Jambalaya Soul Academy offer tools and strategies for writing poetry. You will gain poetry writing tips and prompts, develop new ideas or complete unfinished poems, and share your work with other poets. Bring your notebook, a pen, and an open mind.

The workshop occurs virtually.

@Hayti Heritage Center

804 Old Fayetteville St

Durham, NC 27701

Email with any questions and to get the link!

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