Poetry meets painting at Soweto Theatre

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Outstanding spoken word showcases; tongue-twisting, word-bending magic, enchanting and breath-taking display of poetry at Soweto Theatre on Poetic Thursdays.

Poetry meets painting at Soweto TheatrePoetic Thursdays breathes fresh new air into the Joburg Poetry scene, each month headlining contemporary poetry gems in South Africa at the Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, Soweto.This month’s edition will be even more special with live painting by Funda College Fine Arts graduate Simangaliso Sibiya.

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The poets who will be performing are Garankuwa-born and raised spoken word artist Clear who is producing and acting in a production titled “Speaking from experience” which is currently running at the State Theatre. He recently headlined the Trade Fair Festival at Market Theatre and scooped a special merit award. Clear is a 2017 “Speak out loud” finalist and headliner of Oppikoppi and has toured Washington, all through his passion for poetry.

Hazel Tobo is a poet with command and stage presence second to none. She says she uses her voice to speak because there has been a lot of silence on issues that matter. Her track record includes headlining “Poetry Africa”, “Word and Sound”, “Rhythm and Poetry “and “Poetry and current affairs”. Her work is an example of the contemporary poetry in South Africa.

Our guest musician is Kgori, a multi-layered and multi-faceted instrumentalist who has been exhibiting his love for music on stages for years. Most recently he has found himself behind the scenes of music avenues such as “Sawubona Music Jam”, Soweto’s most exciting music jam based in Kilptown, Chiawelo and Jabavu respectively.

Ndalo KaNtu uses his work to spread the message of oneness and self-consciousness, his style of writing is influenced by the isiXhosa ways of living and his work is appreciated by many poetry lovers and established artists. Ndalo has opened the stage for the likes of MXO, Sliq Angel and recently for Ntsiki Mazwai on her latest album launch which was named “The Master Piece”.

Poetic Thursdays will take place at 20:00 on Thursday 28 June. Tickets are R30 on www.sowetotheatre.com or at Soweto Theatre. For more info email: Kgotsomotaung90@gmail.com or call 083 382 2246.

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