Aspiring poets take on grassroots Slam Poetry



For the third consecutive year, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) is offering local artists and aspiring poets the opportunity to dip their feet in the water of verbal arts through a poetry slam workshop created for school pupils,A poetry slam work shop created for school learners will culminate in a public performance during an evening full of talent! The workshop is scheduled September 9 September at FNCC. During the five-day workshop at the FNCC, primary and high school learners will be introduced to the art of slam poetry addressing social issues relevant to the youth, as well as being trained in expressing themselves through poetry, under the theme: “Tomorrow and yesterday”. 

After the positive initiation of the project in 2013 and the success in seasons two and three in 2014 and 2015 respectively, the FNCC and local artists are teaming up once again this year in partnership with Spoken Word, Township Production, Nam TV and FNB.

Artists involved this year include Toshi Haufiku, a singer/musician, Leena Shipwata; poets Cecilia Nghidengwa and Melody, and choreographer Nikhita Winkler.

Special mentorships will also be given by Micheal Pulses, Toshi, Einos Kamati & Shigwedha Templas, Ann Singer and Sean K. The event will start at 19h00. And entrance is N$30 in advance and N$50 at the door.


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