By Justin MKWEU.
The Spoken Word Poetry Blantyre Movement (SWPBM) has said that proceeds from its Independence Poetry Session event scheduled for this Wednesday evening will go towards assisting needy pupils at Thunga primary school in Chirimba.
According to one of the organizers, Brian Kalinde who is also known as Fat B, proceeds from the occasion will be used to purchase paraffin lamps (Nyali) to be donated to self-boarders at the institution.
“The lamps will be used by the pupils for studies. SWPBM believes these lamps will help improve academic results at the school as pupils will be able to study at night without any impediments”, said the Time poem maker.
The show, running under the banner, ‘Independence Poetry Session’ is scheduled to take place at Kwa Haraba Arts Gallery in Phekani House opposite Chibisa House in Blantyre on the 26th of July 2017, from 6 to 7:30 PM.
The reason the event is on a Wednesday night, according to Kalinde, is that it will be like the usual Wednesday; free of charge open mic sessions that the Spoken Word Poetry Blantyre Movement (SWPBM) hosts at the same venue every Wednesday.
The only difference is that the session will run for one and a half hours than the usual one hour. There will be a door fee of 2000 Kwacha per head to watch the mouth-watering performances.
As if this is not enough for only 2000 kwacha, fans will also enjoy great musical performances from the award winning, MaLaLa and Panacea.
Kalinde further assured fans that with poets like Leme, Chimwemwe Moyo, Breem, Brian Kalinde, Geminii, and Tawonga Taddja Nkhonjera in performance, people should expect the best they have ever had.
“People should expect nothing but a meaningful show with the best acts from our poets. We always come with fire; a poetic fire more than the one that gutted Escom or Capital Hill (Agricultural section)”, joked Kalinde while displaying his poetic smiles.
Independence Poetry Session will be one of the big poetry shows organized by the Spoken Word Poetry Blantyre Movement this year. Last year, the movement had another colourful event that was dubbed,; The Rise of Spoken Word Poetry.