By GETHSEMANE MWIZABI –
THROUGHOUT generations, the power of the spoken word continues to capture souls in unimaginable ways.
True, words matter and that is what the poetry night would be about at Ndola’s Fatmols Executive Lodge on the evening of November 8, 2015.
As Ndola continues to swell in entertainment variety, for lovers of poetry, November 8 would be a night of reflection.
Featuring prolific poet Paul Bupe, composer of the Africa Wa Nsebanya (Africa you have embarrassed me), the event would also be spiced with music by local gospel artiste MP and a couple of others.
The unplugged poetry would take a philosophical route expounding the contemporary spoken word as it relates to Africa.
Poetry, that often misunderstood medium is an explosive, thought provoking and beautiful (not to mention considerably liberal) form of expression, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy it for yourself.
As for Dr Bupe, an avid reader, he is a unique nature African poet.
He has raised his poetry to whole new level by using the power of mass media to communicate with effect and power.
Without doubt, poets have in all generations protected and promoted the culture of their people, but today’s poetry seem to have disintegrated local culture and environment.
The glorious thing about the world of performance poetry is that it’s not strictly a spectator sport.
Several other poets would perform an event that would be preceded with a dinner.
Tickets have been pegged at K100, and a DVD inclusive.