Thursday, January 25, 2018// 5:30 to
Lobo Living Room: An Evening with Hakim Bellamy
Lobo Living Room presents An Evening with Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque Poet Laureate. Hakim will talk about his inspirations, his motivations and how he got to where he is today. Registration and reception will be followed by the presentation.
5:30 p.m.: Registration and reception
6:15 p.m.: Welcome and introductions
6:30 p.m.: Presentation by Hakim
More about Hakim Bellamy
One of the state’s leading voices in the slam poetry community, Albuquerque’s first Poet Laureate, an actor, artist and a tireless advocate for Albuquerque’s creative community, Hakim Bellamy has been a phenomenon in the Albuquerque arts and culture scene for years. Hakim holds an master's degree in communications from The University of New Mexico, is a proud father, and is the founding president of Beyond Poetry(opens in new window).
Hakim's poetry has been published in the Albuquerque Convention Center, on the outside of a library, in inner-city buses and in numerous anthologies across the globe. He was recognized as an honorable mention for The University of New Mexico Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize for his work as a community organizer and journalist in 2007, and was awarded the Emerging Creative Bravos Award by Creative Albuquerque in 2013. In 2014, Bellamy was named a W. K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow and was awarded the Food Justice Residency at Santa Fe Art Institute.
"The thing that UNM really gave me was the opportunity to 'always come home,'" Hakim has said. "They gave me the opportunity to leave the light on, leave the door open, follow me and know I'm out in the world doing things."
Hakim's journey as a poet has come full circle, wearing the hat of musician. His eclectic music background and vision is literally front and center as lead vocalist, emcee and singer-songwriter in his band Waylaid (with Hoofer/Tap Dancer Donne "Wychdokta" Lewis on feet and bass, and Stuart "Fish Out 'O Water" Smith on guitar, percussion, peddles and buttons). In 2013 Bellamy won his first New Mexico Music Award in the category of Best Hip-Hop for his song "Ain't Nothing Better Than That" produced by Tuman Productions. His second New Mexico Music Award came in 2015 for "Deja de Matar (Stop This Killing)," a collaboration with Baracutanga.
For more information or changes to your RSVP, contact the Alumni Relations Office, by email or by phone at 505-277-5808.
Location and Parking:
Location: Hodgin Hall Alumni Center, UNM Main Campus, 1889 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; 505-277-5808
Parking: Limited parking is available in the Hodgin Hall guest parking lot, east of the building. Free parking is available in B Lot at the northwest corner of Central Avenue and University Boulevard.
For questions or more information:
Alumni Relations Office