of Toyi Toyi Poetry, will be among poets and musicians from around the continent who will present works on the prevailing socio-economic conditions in Africa, during the Speak the Mind poetry sessions.
Renowned South African poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, affectionately known as the People’s Poet, will lead an impressive line-up of local poets that includes Finuala Dowling, Gcina Mhlophe, Kgafela Oa Magogodi and Makhosazana Xaba.
International poets billed to perform also include Zena Edward from the United Kingdom, Samantha Raheem Thornhill from Trinidad and Tobago, and Korean-American Ishle Yi Park.
Arts Alive is an annual programme of cultural events hosted by the City of Johannesburg and sponsored by the City’s Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage. -CAJ News
JOHANNESBURG - A fortnight after putting up a marvellous show at the Zimfest in London, popular and outspoken Zimbabwean poet Cde Fatso is set to bring the house down in Johannesburg when he performs at the Arts Alive Lockdown Festival this weekend.
Born Sam Farai Monro, the self-styled King