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So I simply adore comming across the kindred cosmic ones..as feel we are linked together by a universal yet invisible thread...That is exactly How I feel about this episode's guest..Billy Tuggle...
Billy Tuggle is a South Side Chicago native; a vocalist, performance poet, mentor and teaching artist. His involvement with HipHop culture and the competitive art of poetry slam has enabled him to perform and facilitate workshops in his craft across North America. Also known as Karma Threesixty, Billy has presented his work in such diverse venues as the University of Connecticut, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History among others. He represented his home town a for 10 years running as a competitor and/or coach in the National Poetry Slam and is a 2006 Rustbelt Champion [Team Mental Graffiti]. Billy has shared stages with such luminous writers/performers as Patricia Smith, Saul Williams, DJ Spinna, Brother Ali, Psalm One and KRS-ONE. He is a member of the PolyRhythmic arts collective; co-founder of the Chicago Four Star Poetry Club; curator of the Haiku Battle Royal; co-host of the long running open mic In One Ear. Often published and recorded, his latest printed collection, 'The Way of the B-Boy', is a series of poems and meditations of HipHop culture, its urban roots and its global reach.
On this Episode of The Beautiful Butterfly show. The Beautiful Butterfly will chat with Epiphany. Epiphany has her own Blog Talk Radio Show " Epiphanys House". We will listen to some of the wonderful pieces she has created. So Sit Back, Relax, get in your zone for some good music and spoken word by no other than EPIPHANY!!!!
Epiphany Castro was born and raised in Berkeley California…She began singing and performing at age 5 years of age in church. She began dancing and acting at age 7 in schools. She started writing in journals at age 7 and never stopped. Studying theatre arts at San Francisco state she picked up session singing and singing in local bands in the bay area. Writing Music mostly, she did a short stint in London performing. After returning she continued to play local gigs until starting a family and concentrating on teaching. In 2007 she put pen to paper again and began writing poetry. Releasing a short book called “Everything and Nothing” She began taking spoken word more seriously at the encouragement of many wonderful artists and began a show on Blog Talk Radio called Epiphany’s House, focusing on spoken word and music. Slowly honing her craft in open mic houses and internet radio she has become a beloved member of the spoken word community, becoming a senate member with Poetry over Music and an administrator at The New Word Order. Currently working on her forthcoming album called “Soul flower” she eagerly anticipates its release in fall 2009.Writing is her passion and she continues to hone her craft by immersing herself in the writing community. Her path is now clear and her love for the word continues to grow with each passing day.
(Berkeley, CA) The Kitty Williams Radio Show Interviewed Epiphany Castro, Spoken Word Poet and Hostess of Epiphany's House on BlogTalkRadio. We discussed her introduction into and beginnings in the Spoken Word and Radio industries, her current projects/collaborations, her experienced challenges and accomplishments, her current professional involvements and future career goals. www.EpiphanysHouse.net
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