Cape Town Gears Up For The 2017 Naked Word Festival Themed, "I Speak of My Inherit-Age"

The 2017 Naked Word poetry and spoken word festival will take place from 8 to 11 June at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory, Cape Town.

An event deeply implanted in Cape Town’s art scene as well as South Africa’s performance art community: The Naked Word festival attracts the attendance of poets and audience from all over the country.

The theme for this second annual Naked Word Festival is “I Speak of My Inherit-Age”. Festival organizer, Mbongeni Nomkonwana says that this is a much-needed conversation: “history has displaced many South Africans, culturally and physically. We want to place ourselves culturally, but that demands a re-shape of our understanding of ‘culture’. We are acknowledging that many stories and histories dissipated during colonisation and the new South African dispensation. We are redefining culture as generational, and we are employing live poetry, music and dialogue to do this”.

The Naked Word Festival is presented by Lingua Franca Poetry Movement: a spoken word company based in Cape Town and funded by Western Cape Government, Department of the Premier. Other sponsors and partners include Bush Radio, Artscape Theatre, Grounding Sessions, Theatre Arts admin Collective and The Radioactive Blog.

The official programme is available on the festival website. And tickets are for sale HERE.

For more information about the Naked Word Festival, and to purchase a ticket:
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