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7th Annual LA Get Down Festival

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Greenway Arts Alliance, in association with Da Poetry Lounge, presents the 7th Annual LA Get Down Festival, celebrating hip-hop and spoken word. Da Poetry Lounge Co-Founder Shihan Van Clief (Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry Jam International Tour) and Arianna Lady Basco (The Fabulous Filipino Brothers) return as Festival Directors.


The month-long festival, in celebration of U.S. National Poetry Month, takes place at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles) from April 1 to April 29.


Greenway Arts Alliance will present a plethora of programming at the 7th Annual LA Get Down Festival. Highlighting the Latinx Voices of World Stage and Palms Up Academy’s Asian diaspora in The Gold Standard. The festival will feature two poetry slams brought to you by Da Poetry Lounge and two fantastic theatrical experiences of original work from the Celebration Theatre with a production by trans and GNC artists. In addition to a piece from the all-women lead Breaking Ground Theatre Company, I Sell Windows. Festivalgoers can also participate in stimulating workshops all month long.


The festival opening features the prolific Ruby Ibarra and notable guests representing Greenway’s 2023 LA Get Down Festival. The celebration closes with the INKSLAM INVITATIONAL, hosted by Matthew Cuban Hernandez and Shihan Van Clief.


THE 7TH ANNUAL LA GET DOWN FESTIVAL is presented with the support of an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood. Additional support provided by the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, the LA County Department of Arts and Culture and the Melrose Trading Post.