Get ready for the in­ti­macy of the spo­ken word

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CITY BEAT - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

The art of the spo­ken word will be on dis­play when top SA po­ets re­cite their poems at the Man­disa and Friends Po­etry Show at Am­ble Inn in Em­pan­geni on Fri­day, 2 Novem­ber.

Po­ets such as Man­disa da Poet, Mbuthuma of Back to My Roots, Minehle Mthembu of Im­bewu and Thube­lihle Mthembu will set the stage on fire with their new ma­te­rial, high­light­ing their unique qual­i­ties – har­mony, rhythm, depth and emo­tion.

The pur­pose of the event is to create a plat­form for lo­cal po­ets to share the stage with well known giants in the field.

‘As po­ets, this is the plat­form for us to show­case our work as well as learn from top and fa­mous po­ets. In our area we don’t have such plat­forms, but now we want to ex­pose peo­ple to po­etry as it is just as im­por­tant as any other art.

‘It can also create op­por­tu­ni­ties and create in­come if tack­led the right way,’ said event or­gan­iser, Man­disa.

The po­etry show­down will also fea­ture Nathi Gumede, Lethu Nk­wanyana, Magcwabe and Skhaleni, just to name a few.

Mu­si­cal group, eSikhaleni Some­thing, will de­liver sharp­ened songs on acous­tic in­stru­ments, while co­me­dian Gqonqa is ex­pected to tickle the funny bones be­tween ses­sions.

Host Man­disa da Poet

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