Poetic Thursdays Nights contribute significantly to Soweto’s cultural scene by showcasing artists from all over the country and all walks of life. It has unearthed a new breed of writers/poets who are essential to carrying the proverbial baton, and paving the way for the next era of artists in this part of the world.
The next Poetic Thursdays will be held on 28 September between 8pm and 10:30 pm.
This promises to be yet another spectacle, with the previous show being a sold out affair that had the audience screaming their lungs out from beginning to end. Soweto can take pride in wh0 it has to offer to the writing world. Spectators are thirsty for an experience of this nature.
This is a great opportunity for the audience to interact with their favourite writers and performers.
Soweto’s biggest monthly poetry showcase; Poetic Thursdays, has delivered consistently over the years proving to be a world class poetry and entertainment event even more so now that they’ve partnered with Soweto Theatre.
28 September sees them return with a diverse line of acts from across the country. These are artists that have put in valuable and meaningful creative work in their respective disciplines and spaces.
Odi Blaqsmyth made his name through performing at the University of Johannesburg Theatre and became one of the residents of a weekly production, which would see him have multiple appearances on UJ Radio owing to his electrifying theatrical delivery. Over the years he has fine-tuned his own style and aesthetic in the Joburg Poetry scene. He fuses Spoken-Word with Theatre; with some scenes acted out and multiple props to accentuate and further articulate his art.
I am Kwaito is a resident DJ, designer and stylist at one of Jozi’s hottest spots; Kitchener’s Carvery Bar. In the past year he has launched a clothing range, accompanied by a series of mixes and music productions which would propel him to touring and hosting events throughout Johannesburg. He has had critical reviews from many credible media sources.
Scotty Lloyd is due to release his debut EP which will be recorded live; this established vocalist has featured on the country’s biggest gospel choir competition, Clash of the Choirs, alongside his mentor and friend, renowned vocalist Kelly Khumalo. He is the host of The Live Hive with Scotty Lloyd, powered by Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein; an annual live music concert with a considerable influence.
Gaddafi the poet is a social media sensation in his own right, only a select few have such a title in the spoken word scene. With over ten thousand followers on all his social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube, he makes for an interesting prospect. He is a regular feature on Thobela FM and also recently launched his book, Next Level ,and performs on South Africa’s biggest Poetry stages.
Ms Isis was born in PE with an undying passion for music, and spent most of her childhood surrounded by Jazz records and her parents’ amazing vocals. She she fuses Rap and Soul with a jazzy perspective, having studied Jazz at the University Cape Town. She has performed in PE, Tshwane and Jozi at spots like Gondwana, House 22, State Theatre, Zen and Joburg Culinary School to mention a few. Ms Isis features on SABC 1’s Sisters and Brother’s with soul and is due to release SA’s first female only produced beat tape.
About Poetic Thursdays
Poetic Thursdays is a monthly Slam-Poetry installment in partnership with Soweto Theatre curated and hosted by Poetic Justice, a time-honoured poet from Soweto. It is a brand developed over 5 years, with over 500 performing artists having showcased on its platform.
Date: Thursday 28 September
Venue: Soweto Yellow Theatre
For bookings call 0861 670 670 or visit www.sowetotheatre.com
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C: 083 382 2246
T: 011 930 7461/2/3