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"We are the inspiration for the unsigned urban word slayers! The workshop of rhythm, rhyme and the written word. Words spoken to incite inspiration, laughter and the soothing of the soul. The weekly late night healer for the people! We are medication for heavy hearts and cluttered minds, washed down with honey wine and hot tea. From the ever-changing raw talent of the open mic, to jumping out of your seat from the heat of a polished out of town feature. We are soul food in the literary form; bridging the styles of poetic wonderfulness together every single Wednesday, 15 years strong. Mahogany is the premier spoken word series of our area, dubbing it a must experience venue for poets and fans of the art when traveling to Northern California! Mahogany Urban Poetry is the motivator of the word, the catalyst for the creative genius to birth gifts, the pillar, the Sac City staple, the stage for all to share and the space to socialize with good vibes."

~Russell Cummings

We are the inspiration for the unsigned urban word slayers!

"The workshop of rhythm, rhyme, the real written word, laughter and the soul. The Wednesday late night healer for the people! Honey wine and hot tea, a soft spoken word from the open mic to a jump up and get out of your seat from the heat of an out of town feature. Mahogany is the Soul food in the literary form bridging the styles of poetic wonderfulness together every single Wednesday 15 years strong! Mahogany Urban Poetry Series, underground and world wide, from every urban brick poetry space she is known to the likes of capital hill at the Smithsonian dubbing Mahogany as a must experience venue when traveling to Northern California! Mahogany Urban Poetry is the motivator of the word, the catalyst for the creative genius to birth gifts, the pillar, the Sac City staple, the stage for all to share and the space to socialize with good vibes!"

~Cleo TabiaZahra Cartel

What is Mahogany?

"Mahogany is the full grown offspring of the Blue Room, the grandchild of On Broadway, the brother of the Brown Sugar Cipher and Supercaliflowlinguistics, the first cousin of the Sugah Shack and Aunties, and the distant cousin of Poetry Unplugged. Mahogany is a place where you can both satisfy your Love Jones over a glass of Honey Wine and spark a world changing Revolution to the drum beat of the Spoken Word. What is Mahogany? Mahogany is a place where poets are born, where caged souls are given the space to express their deepest thoughts, a place where words soar through the heavens with the graceful beauty of Eagles, a place where willing ears serve as portals to feed famished souls, a place where confidence is bred to the supportive finger snaps of appreciation, a place where invisible beings come to be seen for who they are, a place where men and women learn to walk again and young hearts learn to fly. What is Mahogany? Mahogany is a place where broken hearts come for healing and where beaten souls come for refuge. Mahogany is the fabled shore that the tired homeless masses yearning to be free come to fulfill the promise inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. What is Mahogany? Mahogany is a living piece of Sacramento’s rich legacy of poetry. Mahogany is 15+ years of living history that is still being rewritten. Mahogany is a cultural hub of spoken word artists from all over the country and the launching pad for the finest talent Sacramento has to offer. What is Mahogany? Mahogany is you and me, standing naked in the Garden of Eden, dripping with truth, unashamed and unafraid of being who we are…. Artists, Poets, Truthsayers, Revolution, Freedom, Hope, Peace, Life, and Love… Mahogany is the Dream of Us."

~ Sean King

Mahogany Urban Poetry Series have been doing its thing in Sacramento ever since the supposed end of the world, 1999.

"We serve the urban poetry community in Sacramento. Mahogany stage is legendary. It is both love and torture. Our stage has given birth to great poets that have taken their craft to other stages worldwide. Our slams "King of the Mic" competitions go down hard with an audience harder to please then an overly religious step-mother with corns and arthritis. We celebrate freedom of speech here, namely, cursing and vulgar language is allowed so don't bring you children to this venue expecting us to tailor our language for your tator tots. Does Mahogany start at 9 pm? The doors open at 9 pm. The first half of Mahogany is like a mixer. People arrive, order drinks and talk to each other. Because it’s been a whole week since they’ve seen each other we let them get that out their system while the DJ spin. Women flirt and men try to show love, not too much love, just the right amount."

~NSAA