NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Tonight, from 7pm until 9pm,there will be a free open mic at Hidden Grounds coffee shop at 106 Easton Avenue, the latest in a series of similar events.

“Expressions of Self and Soul” invites all performing artists to the stage. The event welcomes all styles including spoken word poetry, comedy, Neo Soul, reggae, open jam, and hip hop.

For the past seven months, local artist and proud father Ptah Ennead Aten has been hosting these open mic style events all over town.

Watch Aten, also known as Walter Harres, performance of “Freestyle on Trenton” at Soul by the Pound (49 Bayard St.) on YouTube.

In the freestyle performance, he says to the crowd, “I go onward, and I flow and I flow, expressing my soul so I know that eventually the height of my vibration will grow and touch more people… They say with more hearing there is more doing.”

Aten tells New Brunswick Today that he aims to bring people together through the performing arts.

The next scheduled “Expressions of Self and Soul” will be at the George Street Ale House on Thursday, June 12. There is a cover charge of $5 for this performance.

That night will feature special guest Ladiee Kei, originally from New Brunswick. There will also be a raffle for a giveaway.

Following that performance will be another free show at Hidden Grounds coffee shop on June 20.

More information is available at the Facebook event pages for the today’s performance, the June 12 performance, and the June 20 performance.

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.

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Molly O'Brien

Molly O'Brien is a law student and reporter in the city of New Brunswick.