Cut Camp presents Not Your Average Open Mic Night

Originally published in See the Art in Me in June 2014

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – I have been doing a major overhaul on my website, and it has really brought back of my past concerts for me. There’s no feeling like seeing one of your favorite musicians and knowing that everybody else in that venue, at that moment is vibing right along with you. It’s electric! It’s a feeling that will stay with you the rest of your life whether it is a huge concert stadium or a tiny dark nightclub. I feel like I’ve been doing a huge injustice all these years by not starting a blog sooner, but at least I can fix it now. Today I’d like to share a wonderful thing that if you haven’t attended you should because it will make you a better person… Cut Camp presents Not Your Average Open Mic Night at the Sabbatical in Broad Ripple.

The definition on the event page is, “Manifested by Cut Camp’s Black Eddie, the Not Your Average Open Mic Night is a collaboration and presentation of poets, emcees, singers, comedians, and any other undiscovered talents that cross our path.” The particular show that I got to enjoy was on June 21, 2014.

The vibe at all of the Cut Camp shows I have been to is one of love and empowerment. The musicians each have there own of spreading this message with their unique rhythm and rhyme, but it’s always clear. The only problem I had at all that night was making sure the images weren’t blurred from my instinctive bouncing with the beat that comes from true hip hop beats. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, I should have shared this beauty immediately after the fact so this will be a little short, but as they say… a picture is worth a thousand words, so please enjoy my little visual tête-à-tête 🙂

 

 

 

 

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