Creative po­ets ready to re­cite

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

The art of the spo­ken word will be on dis­play when top SA po­ets re­cite their creative works at the Man­disa and Friends Po­etry Show at Im­ble 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 peo­ple to know po­etry is 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 Zu­l­u­land funny bones be­tween ses­sions.

Man­disa da Poet

Minehle Mthembu of Im­bewu

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