Celebrate new century of spoken word poets

2016-05-10 06:00

The Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement will show that the art of spoken word, the lifeblood of unique, indigenous South African literature, is alive and well when they host the Naked Word Festival this month.

Spoken word is a performance-based form of poetry which will be pushed into the spotlight with the Western Cape’s first and only festival dedicated purely to the art at the Magnet Theatre from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May.

The Naked Word Festival will serve as an affirmation, a declaration and an exploration of the future of a distinctly South African poetry. This festival will also celebrate a new century of spoken word poets actively redefining South African literature, in both its oral and written forms, by highlighting young poets from different cities, backgrounds and cultures.V Tickets for the festival are available at Computicket. Visit www.linguafrancapoetry.co.za for more information about the event and participating performers.


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