My guest on this episode is Grammy-nominated multimedia producer, curator, consultant, educator and public speaker Jocelyn Arem, also a Brooklyn-based music artist under the name Rabasi Joss.

Jocelyn’s production company Arbo Radiko specializes in archival storytelling, curating archives for Caffe Lena, the Erroll Garner Estate, the Rozanne Gold Culinary Estate, and partnering with the New York Times, the Library of Congress, the Grammy Foundation, Sony Legacy, powerHouse Books, BRIC Arts Media and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

Jocelyn's current project, Poetiv, is a new app dedicated to the art of spoken word. Poetiv officially launches to the public this week at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago. With the launch also comes a contest for up to $10,000 and an all expenses paid-trip to attend this year’s Individual World Poetry Slam event in San Diego, CA. On Poetiv, spoken word posts receive digital snaps from listeners, just as if it were a live performance. The poet whose spoken word post receives the most digital snaps by September 30th wins the prize. Poets maintain all copyright to their work.

Poetiv app for iPhone -

Rabasi Joss website -

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My band plays every Wednesday 7-10pm, including tonight, at The Kraken, a little roadhouse outside Chapel Hill, NC. Join us for a great songs and a good time.

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