Spoken Word: sketches, snippets and signatures

Spoken Word is packed with punches that ripple with rhymes wrapped in rhythms that twist the mind.

The South African spoken word scene was celebrated and cultivated last week with a festival of performed poetry, which was held at the Eastern Star Museum. The festival, ‘Arc to the Future‘, was presented by the English Department of Rhodes University and the National English Literary Museum from 9 – 11 September.

It was a spectacular success. Audiences filled the seats, sat on the floors and leaned against walls as exceptional spoken word exploded silence and set the scene alight.

Sketches, snippets and signatures: live sketches of the performers, framed by their words and signed by their hands.

Sketches, snippets and signatures: live sketches of the performers, framed by their words and signed by their hands.

The featured and phenomenal poets/performers included:

Keorapetse Kgositsile

Lesego Rampolokeng

Pieter Odendaal

Mak Manaka

Adrian “Diff” Van Wyk,

Mhlobo Jadezweni,

Iain “Ewok” Robinson

and Thabiso “Afurakan” Mohare(Word N Sound).

Find the original article here: Spoken Word: sketches, snippets and signatures

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