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We are proud to debut Kings&Prophets [chapter13], a new work by spoken word artist Baraka Noel aka grandmaster mumbles. This piece grew out of the theme "Beginning" and was written in response to the passages listed. Mr. Noel was selected to participate in Spark and Echo Arts’ illumination project by 2012 Curator and poet Emily Hazel.

Nahum 3:1

Nahum 3:6

Ecclesiastes 1:2–4

Job 28:3–6

Isaiah 26:17

Malachi 1:10–11

Proverbs 23:33

2 John 1:5

Kings&Prophets [chapter13]


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Words and music by Baraka Noel;
Production by Lucas;
Photos by Merchants of Reality

Curated by: 

Emily Ruth Hazel


Image by Giorgio Trovato

Primary Scripture

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Nahum 3:1,6

“Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not… And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.”

Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Baraka Noel aka grandmaster mumbles is a poet, spoken word artist, and creative collaborator living in California.

“one of the best traveling poet live acts on the planet.”

– illiterate magazine

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About the Artist

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