MP3 Marie Brown - Ruby Do Hair
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SPOKEN WORD: With Music, SPOKEN WORD: Poetry
Marie Brown is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She has lived in Houston for twenty years. Marie is a poet, spoken-word artist and songwriter. Marie is a former member of the Texas Southern University Debate Team under the leadership of Dr. Thomas F. Freeman; placed first in prose at the University of Nebraska in 1988 as a rookie member of the team. She also participated in the People's Workshop at the Wortham Center, Houston, Texas 1988; placed first for
prose, drama-interpretation. Marie served as a member of Houston Poetry Slam Inaugural Team 2002. Houston placed 8th out of fifty-four teams.
Marie has Shared her poetry with various fund raisers. The University of Houston Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Delphian Chapters, Jan. 19, 2002. Houston Chapter Aids Foundation at the Kilworth Manor, sponsored by Wayne Spears, Cuz and Company on Dec. 12, 2002. United Negro College Fund, sponsored by the Space Operations at the Breakfast Klub, August 29, 2003. Marie was named Renaissance Entertainment Most Valuable Poet 2002.
Marie sponsored her own fund raiser to benefit the Houston Poetry Slam Team 2003, on July 26, 2003. Marie Brown addresses social, political, spiritual, testimonial, and comical issues. Marie Brown describes spoken-word artistry as messages radio stations are afraid to play and
certain minds are afraid to comprehend because the truth is power no one can control.
Marie's latest project, her C.D. entitled "RUBY DO HAIR", 10 of all sales will benefit the GRIP organization. An organization which provides health needs and support to children rape victims of South Africa. After viewing a news commentary addressing the epidemic rape rate among young girls in South Africa, Marie wrote a poem entitled "IDIOT SPLINTER", which is featured on her C.D.
"RUBY DO HAIR" is produced by Taji of Thin Man Productions and Karega of Blacklight Entertainment. Other poets featured include Inertia, CEO of Pop up Poetry,
Keisha McBride, lead vocalist and Blackchylde, independent artist.
Marie's poetry describes life good and life bad. Her most controversial poem entitled "QueenBee" is often misunderstood. As a teenager, Marie was told by a Black man she admired and respected, that he would never marry a Black woman because they were non-motivated and had low self esteem. Five years later when confronted with the same man and his white female companion. Marie was a woman fully matured. The man kept looking at Marie. His companion became upset and there was a conversation between the two. Even though " QueenBee" was written over twenty years ago many Black women can relate to "QueenBee". As a child of the civil rights movement Marie had no choice but to relate to the white man's world. There were no Black Cinderella's and no Black Prince's.
Therefore at a tender age of ten Marie wrote her own poetry, stories and songs.
Marie feels it is her duty as a poet to motivate, stimulate and educate listeners and readers how the world is
seen through the eyes of a Black girl child now a woman living an ordinary life.
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