Oh what a weekend!

THU: Shoko Festival – Harare, Zimbabwe | FRI: Word n Sound meets Remi Kanazi – Diepkloof, Soweto | SAT: Word N Sound Presents Next Generation – Melville, Johannesburg

Word N Sound is getting up to some really stuff this weekend so make sure you come through to one of these events…we promise not to disappoint.

THURSDAY
Afurakan and Masai Dabula will be performing in Harare, Zimbabwe at the Shoko Festival Breaking Barriers Poetry Slam 2013. Last year, Afurakan brought the title home. Lets hope the likes of Ian Kamau and Ewok don’t throw Masai off his A-game. How awesome would it be if SA won again.

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FRIDAY
Word n Sound meets Remi Kanazi (Palestinian spoken word artist) at Glen’s Kitchen, Zone 3 Diepkloof. The event is hosted by the Boycott Diverse Sanction in conjunction with YCL(Young communist league)

On REMI KANAZI:
Born 1981) is a Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist based in New York City. He is the editor of the anthology of hip hop, poetry and art, Poets for Palestine (2008), and the author of the collection of poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (2011). He has toured hundreds of venues across the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.
More info: http://www.PoeticInjustice.net

The line up features:
Kagiso Tshepe
Conelius Jones
Vuyelwa Maluleke
Mandi Poefficient
Nomthandazo
Nkosana Mawethu
Aviwe Amazwi Damane
Lirothodi
Remi Kanazi
Ras Themba

Entrance is FREE! There will be an OPEN MIC LIST. Everybody is welcome!

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SATURDAY
We are hosting our last Next Generation of the year and it promises to be rather interesting. Hosted by UJ’s Fore.Word Poetry Society, Nova Masango and Vuyelwa Maluleke, the show will have its regular open mic slots and a discussion and showcases from Mutle Mothibe, Xongani Maluleka and Mawethu & The Utopian Dwellers.

Discussion:
Queer identities and poetry feat: Nokulinda Mkhize (Sangoma), Liberati (Homosexual Campus Organisation UJ) and Activate (Wits’ Homosexuality and Activism Organisation)

Time: 12-5pm
Venue: Kingston pon 4th avenue
Date: 21st of September
Damage: R30 bux

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