Int­wasa Fes­ti­val Po­etry Slam hunts new tal­ent

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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.

Nkululeko Nkala

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