Long Night of the Poets is an exciting international poetry and music event streaming on Friday 9 July 2021. The virtual event will feature 27 artists from all parts of South Africa, as well as Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Algeria, and reaching to Palestine, India and the USA.
The programme is part of the extended Africa Month colloquia with a focus on the youth, featuring several renowned and emerging voices including the likes of Makhafula Vilakazi from Soweto, Diana Ferrus, Michael Weeder – the Dean of St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town, Vangile Gantsho, Sibulelo Manamatela, Siya Shezi from Kwazulu Natal, Tade Ipadeola from Nigeria, Mutabaruka from Jamaica, Meena Kandasamy from India to Tony Award winning poet and actor Beau Sia from the USA.
Long Night of the Poets will also feature collaborations with musicians, including Kamva – the string quartet, Pops Mohammed on the kora with friends, Siya Mthembu from The Brother Moves On, soulful singer Hope Masike from Zimbabwe on the mbira, Kanyi Mavi and Easvesdrop – young women making their mark on the Cape Flats local hip hop scene. Afrikaans poet Piet Odendaal will also feature among the many other poets and musicians.
Date: Friday 9 July 2021, 8pm – 9.30pm
Free Streaming Platforms:
Facebook Pages: African Women Writers Network, Joburg Theatre, Current State of Poetry
Websites: afroarts.co.za, joburglive.tv
Recorded @Lesedi – Joburg Theatre