Peace Poets share positive messages through hip hop, spoken word


One of the most incredible things about Baltimore is that you are always able to find great shows from independent artists almost any day of the week.

On August 14, 2014 The Peace Poets dropped in at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffeehouse on North Avenue for a show as they toured the Baltimore area. The Peace Poets consist of five members: Luke Nephew, Abraham Velazquez, Frank Antonio López, Enmanuel Candelario and Frantz Jerome. The Peace Poets are a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry. Their website says, “Our art can take you on a journey from the Boogie Down to Berlin, from the border to the bodega. Our style emphasizes lyricism, rhythm and authenticity. We hail from the Bronx and have been rocking the mic since 2005.” More importantly they all work in the educational field and they are having a major impact on the students they teach about life, community, and the arts. These guys are talented and each bring a different skill set to the table through hip-hop and spoken word.

When performing, you can tell from their energy that they care about their message of education, love, peace, and support for the community. When The Peace Poets come to your town, make sure to go check them out. For more on The Peace Poets, checkout our Facebook Page: The Baltimore Times and their website:

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