Do you have a story & want to share your experience with people? Do you want to show your talent to people? Then, an open mic is the best platform too you. As the name suggests the meaning “OPEN suggests available for all & MIC”. is the shortened form of the microphone.
It is the gathering of some storytellers, poetry-lovers, Stand-up comedians, singers at a small place to speak up their experiences.
It is a place where anyone can perform and give performances like singing, poetry, storytelling, stand up comedy, etc. there is no judgment only feedback is present
Now following are the points which we will cover in this blog:
- Types of open mic
- How to choose an open mic
- Process to participate
- How to boost confidence to perform in open mic
The idea of the first open-mic is first originated in the 1930s when a group of some students gathered at a place in Paris & the place was a tea shop.
Writers of the Harlem Renaissance by the author Paulette Nardal, & her sister Jane are also prevent in that group & leads to the creation of an African movement called “Negritude”.
The Nardal Sisters participated well, in the Negritude movement, with there writing skills are bed The tea shop named Clamart Salon, is the hangout place where the negritude movement truly started. Paulette Nardal & Dr. Leo Sajou founded a journal named “La Revue du Monde Noir” a literary journal published in English & French from the Clamart Salon.
The founders of the Negritude are the three Fathers named.
1) Aime Cesaire (Poet, playwright & Politician)
2) Leopold Sedas Senghor (poet & Activist)
3) Leon – Gontran Damas (Poet)
In 1934 this trio leads to publishing the first journal devoted to Negritude named “The Black Student” (L’Etudiant Noir). Further, many more are opened.
It became common among poets; writers, musicians & artists of all daces. At present.
TYPES OF OPEN MIC
Many are there but mostly organize shows by taking all categories based on the skill. It is of two type-
1. Specific open mic– They organize by taking specific category like only poetry, singing, canvas laugh club (comedy)
2.mixed open mic– They organize by taking all those categories like stand up comedy, storytelling, poetry include every skill
OPEN MIC NIGHT
The specialty of this is that they are scheduled at night time. They are scheduled in night-time live at Caffe house, night club, a comedy club in the time of night
Many are there in Delhi organize the open mic night like in Champa Gali, Saket Delhi
HOW TO CHOOSE AN OPEN MIC
NOW, many questions are coming in your mind, that which type of open mic I have to choose, which one is the best mixed or specific.
So, before selecting it a few points are to be kept in mind
- BACKGROUND CHECK
First of all, you have to check the background. Check the social media account or you have to check which type of people and special performer is come, after checking there all things, an idea comes in your mind and check the google reviews.
- DECISION IS YOURS
You have to decide on which type of open mic you wanna go. For example, you are a writer, singer, comedian, etc. I suggest you to chose a mixed one because, in a mixed type, people with different skills are presents and learning is more
- CHECK STRENGTH
Normally, how many people come to their shows.
- WHICH TYPE
if you like to go to restaurants, pubs or night show then open mic night is the best option for you
- REGISTRATION FEES
some basic things, you have to check that they charge any fees for registration. If yes, then how many fees.
- EXTRA CHARGES
They shoot the video of your performance or not if yes, then charge extra or not for video recording and editing and where was the video is uploaded or not
- SOUND SYSTEM
If video is recorded, then which type of system is used to record the video and also check the quality of the video.
Due to any reason, if you are not possible to come then yours registration fees are returned or not you have to check all these things
Venue of the event for show is also reviewed
PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE AND OPEN MICS IN DELHI
Now, it is chosen but the point is how to participate. To participate, contact with the team members to perform by the email id or the contact number they are provided, google the open mic check the website, and do the registration.
so, you are from Delhi or not? if you are from Delhi then, I suggest you the name of some open mics are in Delhi. So, if you are from Delhi or from outside Delhi, you can go and try these platforms. Let’s see some of them in Delhi and their type of them in
1.THE REALISTIC DICE – Poetry (specific type)
2.THE SOCIAL HOUSE – Poetry ( specific type)
3.POEM & KHANNAIYA – All (mixed type)
And many others are also present and you have to decide according to the category, fees and many other things. So, now you are classified about how to choose and participate in the events
HOW TO BOOST CONFIDENCE TO PERFORM IN OPEN MIC
Now, it is decided, registration is also done but the problem arises when you did not perform on any stage before this and feeling nervous, worried about your first performance. Then, some tips are provided to overcome the fear and the practices to follow–
1. Stop overthinking
Do not think again and again about the performance
2. Practice makes a man perfect
Whenever possible, practice inside the house practice in front of the mirror or front camera of the mobile
Do not think about the audience. What they will say? what they will think? take the show as a practice, not as a competition
4.Eye to eye contact
Try to make eye contact with the audience individually. From this, your mind thinks that you are individually performed in front of a single audience
includes the audience in your performance, for example, asking the question and their personal experiences this is comfortable for both
Hopefully, you are now able to clear your doubts about it and able to find them all your questions in this blog about how it is started, types, how to participate, and how to boost up your confidence to perform in the open mic. If you still have any queries, then you can ask in the comment section below.
It provides a platform for the person to share their talent, skill, and experiences with peoples.
it improves the communication and learning skills of a person
it helps in maintaining good social interaction
open mic is for the entertaining purpose also. Have fun
This is not fixed. Some show charges fees and some are not. So, this will depend on the particular open mic and their team members
For this, you have to clearly check the terms and conditions of the open mic, in which you wanna perform
This is also not fixed. This depends on the particular open-mic and their terms and condition. Some are scheduled the events and give winners prize money and trophy
This depends on the particular open-mic. For this, you have to check the website of the open mic in which you want to perform. But most of them scheduled weekly. They also organizes events. keep updated