Obviously some of the videos are boring, but some of them are actually really interesting. Just today videos from the “Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word” the Obama's held at the White House back in May were uploaded.
Here is what the White House Blog had to say about the night:
Tonight, the President and the First Lady will host an evening celebrating poetry, music and the spoken word. This event is designed around the theme of dialogue, showing how dialogue is important in every aspect of who we are as Americans and as human beings, and demonstrating how communication is a constant throughout the ages. The hope is also that this evening's gathering helps ensure that all voices are heard, particularly voices that are often not heard. We are fortunate to have a wide variety of upcoming and legendary performers such as Joshua Bennett, James Earl Jones, Eric Lewis, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Mayda Del Valle and Esperanza Spalding.Why it took so long to upload the videos I have no idea, but they are really worth watching.
Here are four of my favs:
These people are simply amazing (especially Esperanza Spalding). The fact the Obama’s are trying to promote the arts is really powerful and is just another reason to love them.
Ryan and I were planning on going to a local poetry jam this month and now I’m even more excited.