Literary Events Calendar (Zimbabwe)

 

 

FORTHCOMING ZIMBABWEAN POETRY EVENTS

2011
Poetry Events Zimbabwe

September

Event: Alliance Française and Magamba hosts Shoko! International Spoken Word and Hip-Hop Festival
Four days of non-stop workshops, poetry and performances from African and overseas sensations, such as Tumi and the Volume.
When: from Wednesday, 21 September 2011 9:00 a.m. until Saturday, 24 September 2011 5:00 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française, 328 Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare
Contact: Magamba Network or 263.4 704801/704795//0772.375.222


Event: Intwasa: a gathering of poets – with Ntsiki Mazwai, Phinda Mkhonta, Mbizo Chirasha, Sypho, Zaza, Bhekumusa Moyo, Zana Kay, Likwa okaNcube, Mgcini Nyoni, Solwazi and many others
When: Thursday, 22 September 2011; 6.00–8.00 p.m.
Where: Small City Hall, Bulawayo
Entry fee: $5
Contact: Mgcini Nyoni
263-772 103 564
www.poetrybulawayo.blogspot.com

May

Hivos Spoken Word Programme at the Harare International Festival of the Arts

Date: Sunday 1 May
Event: Basa sebasa - My poetry is my job. Celebrating the worker!
Host: Chirikure Chirikure
with Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Quaye Kojo, Morten Sondergaard, Q. Malewezi, Upmost (featuring Outspoken), Linda Gabriel, Andy Brown

April

Event: The Acoustic Nights
Where: Zimbabwe-German Society, 51 Lawson Ave, Harare
When: 15 April 2011, 6:30pm
Contact: Tarie – 0772 720 290
Entry: $5

Event: “Poetry&” presents . . . Poetry & FUNK
Where: The Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shopping Mall, Harare
When: 16 April 2011, 5–8 p.m.
Contact: Breezy – 0772 709 541
Entry: $5

Event: Magamba Network presents . . . MASHOKO!
Where: Mannenberg Club, 5ave Shopping Mall, Harare
When: 23 April 2011, 3:30–6 p.m.
Contact: MyBruthazKeepa – 0772 527 593
Entry: Free

Hivos Spoken Word Programme at the Harare International Festival of the Arts

Date: Tuesday 26 April
Event: Here we go!
Opening the week of poetic celebrations, a taste of what’s coming.
Host: Chirikure Chirikure
with Pitika Ntuli, Morten Sondergaard, Valerie Tagwira, Bhekusa Moyo, Thanda Richardson, Namatai Mubariki and Charles Chipanga

Date: Wednesday 27 April
Event: Rhythm in the voice
Celebrating the vibrancy of our diverse languages.
Host: Aura
with Q. Malewezi, T.J. Dema, Quaye Kojo, Mgcini Nyoni, Mbizo Chirasha, Clare Nyakujara

Date: Thursday 28 April
Theme: Reflecting, expressing!
Looking deep down the inner soul, with sincerity.
Host: Blackheat deShanti
with Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Pitika Ntuli, Quaye Kojo, Nevanji Madanhire, Mgcini Nyoni, Steve Chikotie

Date: Friday 29 April
Event: Future in our hands!
The younger voices, mature now, gearing for tomorrow.
Host: Upmost
with Ewok, Q. Malewezi, Bhekusa Moyo, Thanda Richardson, Blackheat deShanti, Clare Nyakujara

Date: Saturday 30 April
Event: Vende – Missing tooth! Tribute to Julius Sekai Chingono
Host: Linda Gabriel
with Pitika Ntuli, Morten Sondergaard, Daniel Mandishona, Mbizo Chirasha, Aura, Phillip Svosve and Aaron Yafele

March

Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: 05 March 2011 from 2 p.m.
Where: Book Café, Fife Ave Shopping Mall, Harare
Contact: 0774 435 272
Entry fee: $1

Event: Prisms Poetry and Theatre
When: 11 March from 7 p.m.
Where: Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave, Harare
Contact: (04) 704 795
Entry fee: $5

Event: Mashoko! Spoken Word
When: 19 March 2011
Where: Mannenberg Club, Five Ave. Shopping Mall, Harare
Contact: 0772 929 231 and 0772 375 222
Entry: FREE

February

Event: Acoustic Nights presents Night of Live poetry and music
When: Friday, 18 February 6:30–9 p.m.
Where: Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Ave., Harare
Contact: Tariro on 0772 720 290
Cover charge: US$5

Event: Magamba presents Mashoko! Spoken Word
When: Saturday 19 February 3.30–6 p.m.
Where: Mannenberg Club, Five Ave. Shopping Mall, Harare
Contact: 0772 375 222
Free Entry

Event: Bulawayo Poetry Scene presents Black History Commemoration
‘Bridging the Gap’ a Spoken Word festival
When: 25–26 February from 9 a.m.
Where: National Art Gallery, Bulawayo
Contact: Tswa 0772 346 532

January

Event: Magamba presents Mashoko! Spoken Word
When: Saturday, 29th January 3.30–6 p.m.
(+ Free film screening and documentary at 12.00 noon)
Where: Mannenberg Club, Five Ave. Shopping Mall, Harare
Contact: 0772 375 222
Free Entry

2010

December

Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: 04 December: 2–5 p. m.
Where: Book Café, Fife Ave Shops, Harare
Contact: Rudo 0772 871 194
Cover Charge: $1

Event: Sistaz Open Mic
When: 11 December: 2–5 p. m.
Where: Book Café, Fife Ave Shops, Harare
Contact: Rudo 0772 871 194
Cover Charge: $1

Event: Acoustic Night present a Night of Poetry and Live Music
When: 17 December: 6.30–9.00 p. m.
Where: Zimbabwe German Society, 51 Lawson Ave., Harare
Cover Charge: $5
Contact: Tariro 0772 720 290

Event: Mashoko! Spoken Word Event
When: 18 December: 3.30 – 6.30 p. m.
Where: Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shops, Harare
Contact: Outspoken 0772 375 222
Free Entry

Event: Albert Nyathi: Book Launch: Echoes From Zimbabwe
When: 16 December 2010
Where: Ibumba Festival running from 15–22 December, 2010
Makokoba, Bulawayo. (Poetry events throughout the festival.)
For more information visit: www.ibumbafestival.com
Contact: 263 9 6500 7/8


November

Event: Simon Armitage introduces Togara Muzanenhamo,  Anne Carson, William Ospina, Kapka Kassabova, Mimi Khalvati and Bill Manhire for Poetry Parnassus
When: Tuesday, 2nd November
Where: Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London
Entry: £9 (concessions available)
More information
 
Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: Saturday, 6 November. 2 p.m.– 5 p.m.
Where: Book Café, Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
Entry: $1 Cover Charge
Contact: Rudo 0772.871.194

Event: Mlom’wakho Poetry Forum
When: Saturday, 6 November. 1 p.m for 2 p.m.
Where: National Gallery. Grey Street, Bulawayo
Contact: Tswarelo 0772.346.532

Event: Mashoko! Spoken Word Event
When: 20 November. 3:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
Entry: Free
Contact: Outspoken 0772 375 222

October

Event: Outspoken and The Essence @ Speak The Mind Festival (ARTS ALIVE)
When: Friday 24th September, 8 p.m. till late
Where: Bassline, 10 Henry Nxumalo Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Cover charge: SAR50

Event: Poetry Africa Tour
Featuring Comrade Fatso amongst other international acts.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
When: 26 September, 7.30 p.m.
Cover charge: to be announced

Event: Poetry Africa Tour featuring Chirikure Chirikure, Comrade Fatso and supporting poets from Zimbabwe
When: 28 and 29 September, from 8 p.m.
Where: The Book Café and The Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
Cover charge: $5

Event: Poetry Africa Tour featuring Chirikure Chirikure, Comrade Fatso and supporting poets from Zimbabwe
Where: French Cultural Centre, Blantyre, Malawi
When: Friday, 1st October at 6:30 p.m.
Cover charge: to be announced

Event: Aura & Friends
Where: Alliance Francaise, 328 Herbert Chitepo Ave, Harare.
When: Friday, 1st October, 7 p.m. ¬ 10 p.m.
Cover charge: $5
For more information: 0913 632 996/ 0914 343 835

Event: MASHOKO! Spoken Word Event
Where: The Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
When: 23 October, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Entry free

Event: Togara Muzanenhamo, Bill Manhire and Anne Carson will read their poetry at Poetry Parnassus
When: Tuesday, 2nd November
Where: Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London
Entry: £9 (concessions available)
For further information see www.southbankcentre.co.uk

September

Event: Mlom'wakho Poetry Slam
When: 28 August 2010 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Cnr Main Street & 7th Ave, Bulawayo
Contact: Tswarelo on 0912 346 532
Entry: $1

Event: The Listening Room
When: 01 September 2010 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m
Where: Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Harare
Contact: Wildfire Entertainment on 0912 720 290
Entry: $5

Event: Mashoko! Spoken Word Event
When: 18 September 2010 from 3:30 p.m to 6 p.m
Where: Mannenberg Club (Fife Ave Shops), Harare
Contact: Outspoken on 0912 375 222
Entry: Free


August

Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: 14 August (2-5 p.m.)
Where: The Book Café, Fife Ave Shops
Contact: Rudo 0912 871 194
Admission Fee: $1

Event: Mashoko! The Spoken Word Event
When: 28 August (3.30-6 p.m.)
Where: Mannenberg Club, Fife Ave Shops
Contact: mybruthazkeepa 0912 527 593
Admission: Free

Event: Bulawayo Poetry Festival
When: 26-28 August 2010
Where: To be announced
For further information contact: <[email protected]>

Event: Zim Poetess Batsirai at the SADC Poetry Festival
When: 27-29 August 2010
Where: Alliance Francaise, Gaborone, Botswana


June/July

BULAWAYO

Event: Poetry Writing Workshop
When: 26th June, 2010 at 1 p.m.
Where: Amakhosi Cultural Centre
Contact: Mgcini Nyoni 263 912 103 564
Contribution: $1 donation + towards the cause of poetry in Bulawayo

HARARE

Event: The Listening Room
When: 30th June: 7.00 – 10.00 p.m.
Where: Symphony's: 144 Samora Machel Ave, Harare
Contact: Aura 0913 632 996
Entry Fee: $5

Event: Poetess Batsirai Chigama will be at Tambo Tambulani Arts Camp
for a three-day festival
When: 11-18th July, 2010
Where: Tambo Tambulani, Pemba, Mozambique
Contact: www.Batsiraichigama.Blogspot.Com
Entry Fee: T.B.A.

Event: Mashoko! The Spoken Word Event
When: Date: 24th July from 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Where: Mannenberg Club( Fife Avenue Shops, Harare)
Contact: Cde Fatso 0912 929 231, Outspoken 0912 375 222,
My Bruthaz Keepa 0912 527 593
Entry: Free

Event: The Listening Room
When: 28 July 2010 (6-10 p.m.)
Where: The Aquarium, Crowne Plaza Monomatapa Hotel, Harare
Contact: Aura 0913 632 996
Admission fee: $5

May/June

BULAWAYO

Event: Poetry-writing competition (prize-awarding ceremony)
When: 25 May 2010 at 1.30 p.m.
Where: Amakhosi Cultural Centre
Contact: Mgcini Nyoni: 263 912 103 564
Entry: US$3

Event: Zimbabwe Arts Festival (Berlin, Germany). Open-air poetry session with Chirikure Chirikure, Comrade Fatso, Outspoken.
When: Saturday 05 June, 2010 at 9 p.m.
Where: Bühne der Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften (hHgelplatz)
Contact: http://zimbabwe-arts-festival.hu-berlin.de
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HARARE

Event: Mashoko: spoken-word event
When: Saturday 19 June, 2010 - Doors open from 3:15 p.m.
Where: Manennberg Club, Fife Ave Shopping Centre
Contact: 0912 375 222
Entry: Free

April


Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: Saturday 10 April, 2 p.m –5 p.m.
Where: Book Cafe, Fife Avenue Shops
Contact: Rudo on 091 2 871 194
Admission: Cover Charge $1 covers two tickets

Event: Chimoto! Poetry (The Damage Control Show)
When: Friday 23 April 2010 at 6 P.M.
Where: Alliance Francaise
Admission: Free Entry
Contact P.S.P: 0733192995

Event: Mashoko! The Spoken Word Event
When: Saturday 24 April, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Where: The Mannenberg, Fife Avenue Shops
Contact: Outspoken on 091 2 375 222
Admission: Free Entry

Event: The Lounge
When: Friday 9 April, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bulawayo National Arts Gallery
Contact: Tswarelo on 091 2 346 532
Admission: $1 covers your entry and one drink

Event: Poetic Brush
When: Saturday 10 April, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bulawayo Theatre
Contact: Tswarelo on 091 2 346 532
Admission: $5

Event: HIFA Poetry Café
When: From the 27th of April
Further details to be announced


March

Event: HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM
When: Saturday 06 March, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Book Cafe, Fife Avenue Shopping Centre, Harare
Contact: Rudo on 0912 871 194
Admission: Cover Charge $1 Covers Two Tickets

Event: CHIMOTO POETRY SLAM
When: Friday 19 March, 5 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française, Harare
Contact: Zion on 04-700 922
Admission: Free

Event: MASHOKO! THE SPOKEN WORD
When: Saturday 20 March, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Mannenberg Club, Fife Avenue Shopping Centre, Harare
Contact: Outspoken on 0912 375 222
Admission: Free

Event: ZGS AND BRITISH COUNCIL INTRAFRICA POETRY AND LITERATURE SHOWCASE
When: Saturday 20 March, Time – T.B.A
Where: ZGS offices Harare (not yet confirmed)
Contact: Claire on 0913 222 314
Admission: Free

February

Event: House of Hunger Poetry Slam
When: Sat 6 Feb 2010 2-5 p.m.
Where: Pamberi Book Café
Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
Contact: Rudo 0912 871 194
Cover Charge: $1 for two tickets

Event: Sisters Open Mic
When: Saturday 13 Feb 2010 2-5 p.m.
Where: Pamberi Book Café
Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare
Contact: Rudo 0912 871 194

Event: Poetic Brush (Valentines Edition)
When: Sat 13 Feb 2010 from 6 p.m.
Where: National Gallery, Bulawayo
Contact: Tswarelo 0912 346 532
Cover Charge.

January

BULAWAYO

Event: POETRY PERFORMANCE
When: 8 January 2010 at 5 p.m.
Where: The Green Room, Bulawayo Theatre
Contact: Tswarelo on 0912.346.532
Cover Charge

Event: THE LOUNGE (Poetry Performance)
When: 15 January 2010 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Lounge, National Gallery, Bulawayo
Contact: Tswarelo on 0912.346.532
SAR10 ensures you entry and a beverage of your choice.

Event: POETRY READING
When: 16 January 2010 at 2 p.m.
Where: Luveve village (near Luveve ZRP)
Contact: Mgcini Nyoni on 0912,103.564 and <mailto:[email protected]>
Note that the above poetry reading at Luveve village will take place every second Saturday thereafter i.e. the next poetry reading, same time same place, will be on 30th January.

FUTURE EVENTS: the BULAWAYO POETRY FESTIVAL will take place from 29th April to 1st May @ Venues to be advised. For more information, contact Mgcini Nyoni on 0912,103.564 and <mailto:[email protected]>

HARARE

Event: Mashoko – The Spoken Word Event
When: 23 January from 3 p.m.
Where: The Mannenberg, Fife Ave Shopping Centre
Contact: Outspoken on 0912.375.222 for more information
Free Entry
Bring a pen or pencil for comments and contributions.

2009


December

Event: HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM
When: Saturday 5 December, 2 p.m.
Where: Book Cafe, Fife Avenue Shops
Contact: Rudo on (00.263) 091 2 871 194
Admission: Cover charge

Event: SISTERS OPEN MIKE
When: Saturday 12 December, 2 p.m.
Where: Book Cafe, Fife Avenue Shops
Contact: Rudo on (00.263)091 2 871 194
Admission: Cover charge

Event: MASHOKO, THE SPOKEN WORD EVENT
When: Saturday 19 December, 3–6 p.m.
Where: The Mannenberg, Fife Avenue Shops
Contact: Outspoken on (00.263)091 2 375 222
Admission: Free rntry

Event: LOUNGE SESSION
When: Friday 10 December, 7–10 p.m.
Where: Bulawayo National Arts Gallery
Contact: Tswarelo on (00.263) 091 2 346 532
Admission: 10 Rand secures you entry and a beverage of your choice

Event: LOUNGE SESSION running Under Ibumba International Festival
When: Friday 18 December, 7–10 p.m.
Where: Bulawayo National Arts Gallery
Contact: Tswarelo on (00.263) 091 2 346 532
Admission: 10 Rand secures you entry and a beverage of your choice

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA FEAT OUTSPOKEN
When: 29 December 2009 from 9 p.m.
Where: The Mannenberg, Fife Ave Shopping Centre
Contact: Fatso on 0912.929.231 for more information
Cover Charge
It’s a Red Hat Party. Best Red Hat Wins Free Entry and a Beverage!

November

Event: MAKE SOME NOISE CONCERT
When: 6th November, from 19:00 till late.
Where: Durban – University of Kwa Zulu Natal
Entry: No Charge

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA
Outspoken And The Essence
Zubz
Tidal Waves
Mak Manaka
Zonke
Dj Khenzhero
When: 7th November
Where: Johannesburg: Bassline Newtown
Entry: ZAR50
From 19:00

Event: HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM
Building Tolerance Amongst Zimbabweans – Come feel the energy! All poets welcome.
When: Saturday 7th November, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Pamberi Book Café, Fife Avenue Shopping Centre
More information: [email protected]

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA
When: 14th November, time to be confirmed
Where: Mannenberg Jazz Club, Fife Ave Shopping Centre, Harare.
Entry: US$5 Cover Charge

Event: INDIAN OCEAN POETRY SLAM
Featuring Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka AND Outspoken (Slam Concert)
When: 15th-22nd November
Where: Reunion Island
More information: SLAMLAKOUR website

EVENT: Mashoko Spoken Word Event (Magamba Anniversary Party)
When: 28th November, doors open from 3pm until way after 6pm
Where: Mannenberg Jazz Club
Entry: Free

October


Event: HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM
When: 3 October 2009 from 2 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre, Harare
Contact: +263 4 793 182
Admission: Cover Charge

A monthly platform created by Harare arts organisation Pamberi Trust for poets to express themselves in the spoken word and for poetry-lovers to enjoy.

The theme for this month's slam is "The Zimbabwean Renaissance", inviting poets to express their thoughts on the rebirth of Zimbabwe, and inspire people to dream of and work towards a nation of unity, democracy, peace and stability, with no discrimination against gender, race, religion, age or political affiliation.

The House of Hunger Poetry Slam is a monthly event that has grown to become a home for poets at the popular Fife Avenue venue. Since 2005 it has provided the best platform in Zimbabwe for poets from all walks of life. Performance skills have been shaped and sharpened by performances at the poetry slam, and several poets who started out with slam have grown to bigger stages, including some of the top annual festivals in the country including Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), The Chimanimani Arts Festival, the International Images Film Festival and the Nguva Yedu/Thuba Lethu Youth Festival.

In August poets traveled to the Swaziland capital to participate in The Bushfire Festival and more recently four outstanding young poets who emerged from the slam over the years were invited to perform at The Arts Alive Festival in South Africa. On Thursday 24 September, poets Roxanne 'Xapa' Mathazia, Batsirai Chigama, Tongai 'Outspoken' Makawa and Tinashe 'Mutumwapavi' Muchuri performed at Johannesburg's beautiful Alliance Francaise venue.

The House of Hunger Poetry Slam is a project supported by Pamberi Trust, an arts development organization based in Harare which runs development programmes for performing, literary and visual arts. Along with the Poetry Slam, it has created different platforms for artists, including Bocapa Xposure, a competition for young artists which is currently in its second season of 2009, and open-mike platforms for youth, gender (Sistaz Open Mic) and Storytelling.

The House of Hunger Poetry Slam has spread its wings to other parts of the country where it is helping to setup two other slams - "The Lounge" in Bulawayo and "Emerging Voices from the Midlands" at Midlands State University in Gweru. Both are welcomed in their cities as a much needed platform, and well supported by poets and audiences alike.

"The Poetry Slam has been a place of hope, tolerance, understanding, inspiration and creativity for Zimbabwean poets. This month the slam has embarked on a theme that focuses on the future of a country that we all love, the country we have all wept for, where we have nursed each others' wounds in the past and now move forward to working towards peace and justice," said projects officer Hector Rufaro Mugani, "let's be part of the rebirth of our beloved country . . . The Book Café gives a warm Zimbabwean welcome to all poets and poetry lovers on Saturday 3 October, from 2-5pm at the Fife Avenue shopping centre. Come hear the voices of rejuvenation and join the freedom train!"

Event: OUTSPOKEN AT POETRY AFRICA 2009
When: 5-11 October 2009
Where: University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban

Event: SISTAZ OPEN MIC
When: 10 October 2009 from 2 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre, Harare
Contact: +263 4 793 182
Admission: Cover Charge

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA
When: 17 October 2009 from 10 p.m.
Where: Mannenberg Jazz Club Fife Ave shopping centre, Harare
Contact: +263 4 793 182
Admission: Cover Charge

Event: MASHOKO THE SPOKEN WORD EVENT
When: 24 October 2009
Where: Mannenberg Jazz Club Fife Ave shopping centre, Harare
Contact: +263 912 375 222
Admission: Free

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA
When: 31 October 2009
Where: Club Monaco
Contact: +263 912 929 231
Admission: Cover Charge

September 2009

Event: BOOK CAFÉ POETRY SLAM
When: 5 September 2009 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre
Contact: [email protected]

Event: BOOK CAFÉ SISTAZ OPEN MIC
When: 12 September 2009 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre
Contact: [email protected]

Event: BOOK CAFÉ STORYTELLING OPEN MIC
When: 24 September 2009 from 5.30 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre
Contact: [email protected]

Event: MANNENBERG JAZZ CLUB MASHOKO SPOKEN WORD
When: 19 September 2009 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Where: Book Café Fife Ave shopping centre
Contact: [email protected]
Admission: free

Event: COMRADE FATSO AT WITS UNIVERSITY POETRY SLAM
When: 23 September 2009 in Johannesburg South Africa from 6 p.m.
Where: Wits University South Africa
Contact: [email protected]

Event: OUTSPOKEN AND COMRADE FATSO "HOUSE OF HUNGER POETRY SLAM"
When: 24 September 2009
Where: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, Johannesburg South Africa
Contact: [email protected]

Event: COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA WITH OUTSPOKEN
ARTS ALIVE
When: 27 September 2009
Where: Bassline, Newtown Johannesburg South Africa
Contact: [email protected]

Event: MANNENBERG JAZZ CLUB COMRADE FATSO AND CHABVONDOKA FEATURING OUTSPOKEN
When: 10 September 2009 from 10 p.m.
Contact: [email protected]
Admission: $5

August 2009

Performance Poetry: Outspoken and The Essence
When: Saturday, 1 August, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Where: Bushfire festival, Mbabane, Swaziland

Performance Poetry: Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka with Outspoken
When: 7 August 2009 at 9 p.m.
Where: House of Nsako, Johannesburg, South Africa

Performance Poetry: Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka with Outspoken
When: 8 August 2009 at 8 p.m.
Where: Oppikoppi Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa

‘The Lounge’ Spoken Word and Hip-Hop
When: 14 August 2009 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Bulawayo National Gallery, Grey Street, Bulawayo

Mashoko: The spoken word
When: 22 August 2009 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: The Mannenberg Jazz Club, Harare

CHIWONISO MARAIRE’S TOUR DATES (August)
Chiwoniso Maraire was Chirikure Chirikure’s accompanist on an mbira for many years.

6 August: Belgium, Eeklo, Helden in Het Park
7 August: Holland, Den Bosch, Boulevard
8 August: Holland, Vlaardingen, Zomerterras
14 August: USA, Portland Festival
16 August: Japan, Sukiyaki World Festival


June and July 2009

Chirikure Chirikure performed at the World Poetry Slam, 15–21 June, France, Bobigny

CHIWONISO MARAIRE’S TOUR DATES (June and July)
Chiwoniso Maraire was Chirikure Chirikure’s accompanist on an mbira for many years.

20 June: Germany, Münster

21 June: Holland, Roots Festival, Amsterdam
Holland, Haarlem Festival

23 June: Norway, Artsstad, Arts Festival

24 June: Germany, Ulmer Zelt

26 June: Switzerland, Lugano, Festival de Jazz

27 June: France, Marseille

28 June, Berlin, Poesie Festival Akademie der Künste

2 July: Germany, Oldenburg, Stadtfest

3 July: Germany, Festspiele AuerbachBensheim

17 July: Austria, Linz, Fest für Demokratie

18 July: Holland, The Hague, Afrikafestival

17th–25th July: Portugal, Tom de Festas Tondela

22 July: France, Montpellier, Radio France Festival

23 July: France, Jacou, Radio France Festival

24 July: France, Cournonterral, Radio France Festival

25 July: France, Restinclieres, Radio France Festival

26 July: France, Montpellier, Radio France Festival

28 July: Germany, Frankfurt, Palmengarten

OTHER EVENTS IN JULY 2009

POETRY SLAM @ The Book Café
When: Saturday 4th July
Where: Fife Avenue shopping centre 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

SISTERS OPEN MIC @ Book Café
When: Saturday 11th July
Where: Fife Avenue shopping centre 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

for further information regarding these events contact [email protected]

MASHOKO, THE SPOKEN WORD EVENT @ The Mannenberg Jazz Club
When: Saturday 18th July
Where: Fife Avenue shopping centre 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

For further information regarding this event, contact Magamba on 0912 375 222 / 0912
929 231 / 0912 527 593.

Poet Ignatius Mabasa reading at the SAN FRANCISCO LITERARY FESTIVAL
When: Friday 24th July / Saturday 25th July
Where: The Palace of Fine Arts / The Library
(further details to be confirmed)

 
 
 
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