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"BUTTAFLYSOUL" is The One Man Show: Vocalist, Poet, Humorist, Host; a versatile, captivating and uncommonly gifted entertainer.

Born Leslie Taylor, "ButtaFlySouL" established himself as a powerhouse talent at open mics and poetry slams, first in his native Chicago and later at venues from coast to coast. His vocal styles, rooted in gospel, encompass R&B, Jazz, Pop and Hip Hop. A noted author and activist, Butta (as he’s known to family and friends) writes poems, lyrics and essays that are informed by his own unique compelling experiences. To see and hear entertainer ButtaFlySouL is to be forever moved.

Selected Appearances/Performances
•    WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM
•    Boston Comedy Club
•    Blue Stockings
•    Club Decades
•    BET/Pantene Totally You Tour with Nikki Giovanni
•    Nuyorican Glam Slam Championship
•    Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam
•    WBAI 99.5-FM – Host, The Spit Fire Radio Sho
Phenomenal SouL Sessions Radio Show on E3Radio.org

Selected Host/Emcee Appearances and Opening Acts
•    Poetry Slam at DC Black Pride (2004-2010)
•    Ebony Pyramid Cruise (2005-2009-2011)
•    Philly Black Pride (2009-2010)
•    Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Poetry (2009-2010)
•    Chaka Kahn (Opened)
•    Patti LaBelle (Opened)
•    Fantasia(Opened)
•    Ledisi (Opened)
•    Peace Out East (Hip Hop Showcase)

Selected Publications
•    Rainbow Negro Chapbook (Self Published)
•    Signifying Harlem Literary Journal
•    Nubian Heritage (Online magazine)

Selected Recordings
•    Trouble Man Remix
•    Brother (Nojji’s CD titled Soul Comfort
•    Stand Together (LOGO T.V.)

•    HIV/AIDS awareness: biblio-therapy group
“Loungin In Giovanni’s Room” at GMHC
•    Spokesperson, Campaign to End AIDS
•    Episcopal Archdiocese of Newark, NJ, Reparations Task Force
•    Amnesty International and JFLAG

More: buttaflysoul.com

2011 DCBP Sponsors
Metro Weekly US Helping Us DC Office of Human Rights Washington Blade Whitman-Walker Health The Rubber Revolution AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Glo Tv The DC Center National gay and Lesbian Task Force