Word N Sound Poetry & Live Music Series: Season 3, Episode 2
Featuring: Kabomo, Kojo Baffoe & Conelius Jones + Open Mic challenge
02 March 2013
The Market Lab, 2 President Street Newtown (Inside JDA Bus Factory)
12pm – 6pm
R40 at the door
Metro FM Music Awards finalist and nominee, Kabomo, will return to his poetic roots with his upcoming performance at the Word N Sound Poetry & Live Music Series. Having mainly focused on his music career in the last few years, the multi-disciplined artist was only eager to accept the invitation to perform a poetry set.
“I am super excited to be performing poetry again. It will be challenging but I look forward to having an amazing performance” – Kabomo
Also returning to the poetry stage after a short spell of absence is Destiny Man editor, communications specialist and writer – Kojo Baffoe. An author of 2 poetry collections titled “Voices in my head” & “And they say black men don’t write love poetry”, Kojo has been involved extensively in the poetry movement in Southern Africa and was an instrumental performer and organiser in its growth.
“I am anxious about this coming performance. I have changed my set 3 times. It all feels like back then when I started mumbling words on stage into a microphone.” – Kojo
Conelius Jones AKA Sibusiso Simelane, an extraodianry rising star in the poetry scene, will complete the afternoon’s poetry feast with his velvet voice and inspirational ramblings. The 23 year old word-smith is a graduate of the Word N Sound poetry development project and has since made strides in establishing his name and gaining the respect of poetry enthusiasts and both young and seasoned writers.
Kicking off the wordful event is the hottest open mic league in town where the 15 young writers will compete and the best poem on the day will win R500 courtesy of Blackcouch Sofserv.
Word N Sound Poetry and Music Series is a platform for the expression of spoken word, not so much a commercial venture as an attempt to make a positive impact on youth in the city. The Word N Sound platforms bring together older practitioners of literature with young people in their teens and early twenties, to encourage and inspire them and to give them a sense of the trajectory of a literary career.