Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Lagos presents the 5th edition of WORDSLAM, the big-stage live Poetry/Spoken Word/Rap performances featuring some of the city's most tested and reputed Word artistes.


Why are we so blessed with Flood; Erosion; Desertification; Dirty Habitat... Reflection on Environmental Hazards; Global Warming; Depletion of the Ozone....

DATE: September 24, 2011
TIME: 3pm
VENUE: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island (adjacent St. Nicholas Hospital


On the line up are:
Dagga Tolar; Habeeb Ayodeji aka Awoko; Iquo Eke; Cornerstone,  Uche Nwadinachi, Edaoto; Onileagbon, Ayeola Mabiaku, and other vibrant poetic voices

Also featuring:
'The Young Flowers', featuring performances by Students of Secondary schools from around Lagos

The OPEN MIC session featuring extempore performances by members of the audience.
Please come along with your Poems or Rap or Spoken Word pieces.
Prizes available for best THREE choices of the general audience

Bandstand: NAIJAZZ collective
Supported by: EDUN Drum Ensemble

Compere/Word Priest: YEMI OYEWO

MBIZE... Landslide on Eastern Side; a poetic field report by the poet/painter/journalist CHUKA NNABUIFE.

GUEST POET: The poet/playwright/journalist, BEN TOMOLOJU

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It's a feast of poetic flights....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WORDSLAM... Poetry takes on Environment

Culture Advocates Caucus, CAC, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut presents the most vibrant voices in performance poetry in the fifth edition of the prime poetic on Lagos stage, WORDSLAM.

THEME: Homage to the Environment
DATE: Saturday, September 24,
VENUE: Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos
TIME: 3pm

On stage would be the lyricists, Dagga Tolar, Cornerstone and Edaoto; the spoken wordist, Ayodeji Akinpelu; the flutist-poet Awoko, the romanticist, Iquo Eke, Uche Nwadinachi and Onileagbon; and the activist Evelyn Osagie with the sensuous performer, Ayeola Mabiaku.

These word artists have in the past few years proven their mettle in the Lagos poetry performance circuit. They will be backed up by one of the most engaging jazz groups in the country, Jazzmatazz.

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