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16th edition of the Poetry Africa festival to start on 15 October in Durban

One of the foremost poetry festival in Africa, Poetry Africa will this year pay a tribute to the spoken word, an art which popularity will appear as evident in the powerful performance arc that threads through this 16th edition of the festival. Poetry Africa will stage local and international performances, with artists such as Saul Williams, whose innovative work as an actor, poet and musician continues to break new ground on arts stages around the world.

Music will also have a prominent presence, with, among many others, a show by Tumi, star of the South African hip-hop scene, well-known for imaginative collaborations with artists from a range of disciplines and genres. Finally, France will collaborate this year again to the program with "Vavangèr(s)", a show built around the texts and musics by Alain Peters, the incomparable poet and musician from the Réunion island. Also from Réunion Island, poet and slammer Gouslaye will be on stage for a show which is a blend of rhythms, words and paintbrush strokes.

Poetry Africa runs in Durban from 15 to 19 October at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre - Festival finale at BAT Centre on 20 October - Click here for the full program

 

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