Word N Sound has single-handedly brought back some energy and cool factor to the young poetry seen of Johannesburg. And what’s awesome is that they don’t just have regional ambitions. After breaking out in Cape Town on Tuesday and running a #CreativeHustles workshop on Thursday, the real show starts tonight with:
Natalia Molebatsi, Mutle Mothibe, Nova Masango, Andrew Manyika, Makhafula Vilakazi, Mpho Khosi, Vangile Gantsho with a musical showcase by Bongeziwe Mabandla.
Doors open at 18:30. Admission is R100.
Open Mic Poetry League
5 of Joburg’s most exciting emerging spoken word talent will vie for the coveted 2013 Word N Sound Open Mic Champion title.
The top five contenders for this year are Mandi Poefficient Vundla, NoLIFE, Elysium Garcia, Mapule Mohulatsi and Lucas Pilgrim Serei.
Doors open at 12:00. Admission is R50.
And in the evening
Masai Dabula, Conelius Jones, Catherine Labiran, Harry Baker, Modise Sekgothe and Dikson from the Shoko Festival Zimbabwe.
Doors open at 18:00. Admission is R100.
The 3rd Annual Word N Sound International Youth Poetry + Live Music Festival is brought to you in partnership with: British Council Connect ZA, Live Mag SA, Bozza Mobile, Samro Foundation, Rora and Black Letter Media.
Check out the Book Lover’s Market pop-up POP!