Intwasa Festival Poetry Slam hunts new talent
INTWASA festival organisers are hunting for fresh talent to take part at this year’s annual Intwasa Poetry Slam that will take centre stage on 30 September.
One of the Intwasa organisers Nkululeko Nkala said they were expecting a gruelling contest from at least 13 contestants.
“The poetry slam has always lived up to expectations. The Intwasa Festival 2017 aims at discovering aspiring and vibrant spoken word artistes that will dazzle the stage, providing people with thriller performances that will be stuck in their memories for a lifetime,” he said. Poets who feel they have what it takes to wow the crowd with their outstanding poetry skills should register for free with Intwasa organisers.
For more information on the annual Intwasa poetry slam, people can visit the Intwasa Festival KoBulawayo Facebook page or connect with Nkue Nkala on Facebook. Arts producer, Nkala said this year’s festival is very unique and preparations are in full swing.
“Arts lovers can expect a glamorous and special treat at this year’s 13th edition of the Intwasa Festival. The festival will include music, dance, theatre, poetry and visual arts that are set at various venues in the Bulawayo,” he said.
The former Siyaya member urged donor companies to provide financial help to prevent financial challenges from affecting this year’s much anticipated event despite being in partnership with Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA).
“Intwasa festival is a very big cultural event in Bulawayo, and that means lot of money is needed for the festival to be a success. I kindly ask for companies to support the festival financially. Our partnership with ZTA is a major milestone to developing arts industry in Bulawayo,” he said.
The Intwasa Festival is scheduled to run from 27 to 30 September and will run under the theme “Immortalise” which is a cry for endurance by the festival against the previous lack of support from the Government and donor companies which crippled last year’s edition.
This year’s edition will for the first time include the Bulawayo Street Carnival that will see hundreds of people invade the City of Kings in carnival costumes on 27 September.
Amazing events are set to lighten up the festival which include World Tourism Concert, Black and White Ain’t Colours, Plan High Schools Drama Competition, The Comedy Hour, More Than A Woman (Book Launch), Spoken Word Workshop hosted by UK and South Africa artistes, Bayethe Bulawayo Concert and Arts Teachers Platform, among others.