The wave of spoken word poetry has infectiously caught up over the years and this presents a very exciting moment in the development of the genre in Ghana.
Ehalakasa, as a major proponent, is striving to groom and ensure the growth of both the active poets and the genre itself. In this spirit, we feature our second spoken word poet for 2014 in April— Kwame Write.
This young impassioned and vociferous lyricist/poet will be backed by an ensemble. Kwame Write has earned an award from the Scrabble Association of Ghana, hence the pseudonym “Write”. Once nominated for the International Best Amateur Poet by World Poetry Organisation, he believes that words, rhythm, art and positive passion are great tools for educating and inspiring his generation.
Kwame Write earned a BSc in biochemistry and biotechnology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in 2009.
He founded Inkfluent which produced Vocal Portraits(https://soundcloud.com/vocalportraits); a spoken word compilation that brought together 15 artists from 3 continents: Africa, America and Europe.
It is always exciting when two art disciplines interact while preserving their essence. Kwame will serve savvy lyricism over experimental traditional folk music. Our myriad poets/performers will be present to educate and entertain. You can join the open mic segment of the show. The Nubuke Bar will be open as well to serve your favourite drinks and food.
This event will be followed up with THE CADENCE, our Jazz/Poetry event for La Paillote Takpekpe in collaboration with Alliance Francaise for the LIVE IN ACCRA Jazz Festival.
Venue: Nubuke Foundation, near Mensvic Grand Hotel, East Legon
Date: Sunday 27th April
Rate: GHC 2