Thursday, 5 December 2013

Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through poetry- Journal

December is a very busy month for poets and creative arts organizers. This the time when poets and artists  showcase their solidarity with women ,girl empowerment organizations and other community development project  to realizing the resilience displayed  by these organizations in fighting  against gender based violence/16 days of gender activism, resilience against HIV/AIDS pandemic/World Aids Day, Conservation of environment/National Tree Planting Day.

Women have played a very scintillating role in defending the lives of their communities through various activities. A group of poets  both male and female Poetic License 365  are complimenting the excellent and  resilient work women are doing with a  well packed , iconic poetry evening, a volcanic mixture of known and unknown voices. The event will take place at the book cafe  on the 6th of December 2013 from 5.00-730 pm. The  Program  Poetic License was founded  by Young rising poet  Tendai  Maduwa aka African Kid  , the Curating Consultant of the program  especially the 6th   of December event is international poet/creative/literary projects Expert Mbizo Chirasha.

The Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through poetry event will be hosted  by Zanele Manhenga aka Uzah Uzah- one prolific and rising Afro Jazz fusionist and Lexta Mafumhe Mutasa aka Dapi- Prominent actor , poet , script writer and dancer  and a mesmerizing events presenter. The Poets  of the day include Umind/ Peggy Shangwa, Karen Mkwasi , Tinashe Tafirenyika , Sharon Andrew , So profound ,Ticha Muzavazi , Shoes Lambada ,Derreck Mpofu ,Orator,Dapi , Black Poet , Afrikan  Kid,Muzvare Betty Makoni,Sista Zai,Mutumwa Pavi, Dzonze the Poet.

Who is Who Speaking Out Women/Girls Resilience through Poetry.

Tinashe Tafirenyika- rising up young female poets with a sweaty, crispy  ,resonating voice.Regular winner of the Poetry Slam, Zimbabwe. Perfomed at 100 Thousand Poets for Change -Zimbabwe Chapter 2013. Tinashe Participated  at the 2013 Protest Arts International Festival  University Zimbabwe.

Dege- Iconic , mesmerizing , award winning , intellegent , funny filled and dramatic  poet , filled  with  great maturity and  artistic exuberence.

Peggie aka Umind - Strong Voice in Poetry circles , contributed much of her poetry at thebook cafe , Women and Gender Official programs  .One of the official poets at Macfest  Zimbabwe 2012.She is part of the Poetic License 365  December theme- she will bring  new  feeling   and  unique touch  to the festival .

Sista Zai- She is an international   having graced Australian stages with her mesmerizing volcanic voice , a poetry touch and  she makes  vivid experimentation  with poetic  forms. The poet exudes with talent and great motivation as well as confidence.

Muzvare Betty Makoni- An iconic women/global activist, teacher, counseller, poet and a writer , award winning human  and girl child activist. She is bringing   a new leaf and breath to the festival.Will be represented by a young girl on the day.

Uzahh UzahhUzah-Uzah- Afro Jazz Fusionist, Poet , Presenter, Writer. Uzah   is a well travelled young female musician  and artist. She have worked with Dudu Manhenga , Victor Kunonga and other established names. She is bringing her presenting and artistic skills to the festival.
Mbizo ChirashaBlack Poet /Mbizo Chirasha- Curating Consultant/Producer of the Speaking Out Women /Girls Resilience through Poetry-Poetic License 365 Event , He is  the Administrator of the Poetic License 365 Facebook group. He is the Founder/Creative Director  of GirlchildCreativity Project,Country Coordinator of 100 Thousand Poets for Change-GirlchildVoicesFiesta. He is a member of World Pulse. International Poet ,Writer, Creative /Literary Projects Expert.

Ticha MuzavaziTicha Muzavazi- Celebrated Shona Poet , Coordinator of Special Schools arts festival , Mbira teacher  and producer. Well travelled  in Southern Africa . His last international show was in  Botswana at a Poetry Festival. Ticha Muzavazi  is  a soft spoken poet with  deep metaphors and  double shona irony.He is bringing maturity   and depth to the festival.

Tinashe MuchuriMutumwa Pavi- Well known Shona Perfomance Poet . The popular poet have graced and intertained at a number of festivals, gatherings, book fairs and  was one of the founding poets of the House of Hunger poetry Slam. He is well published   and well travelled. The poet is bringing sharp simplicity and pricking laughter to the Festival.

Sharon Sherlize AndrewSharon Andrew- Young epitomic, confident and futureful  poet. She believes in commercializing poetry and taking to a higher level . She is also  a professional Model , Event organizer and good speaker. The Poet is bringing ambiance and glow to the festival.

So-Profound- Iconic , volcanic and fast rising  young poet with  a fusionist  voice  that resembles  celebrated poet  of the United States of America ADDISA.The poet is full of intellect ,wit and optimistic. The young poet graced a lot of vital and official events.He got a lot of awards from the Poetry Slam Zimbabwe. He does his poetry with exuding passion.

Karen MukwasiKaren Mkwasi- A film maker, Film events Manager, Writer ,Poet   and WFOZ  chairperson. The poet graced a lot of events with her work. She is  a major  contributor to the processes of International Images Film Festival. She is bringing resonance to the Festival.

Marshall SangoOrator- Young generation poet with unquestionable talent and passion. The young man touches  on a lot of themes from  environment, love , politics ,cultural and  social issues. He have performed at 2013 Shoko Festival  and    very much contributing to the growth of poetry in Zimbabwe. The Poet is bringing bloom and a youthful touch to the festival.

Vokal Da Poet- Husky voiced, wit , intelligent , unpredictable poet . Well socializing, flexible and easy going. His Poetic art is full of thunder, hope , depth and  literary wizadry.The poet is full of  strong jargon. He is verbose, he experiments truly with poetry . He is in love with English Language, metaphors, irony and satire. The poet brings literary prowess to the Festival.

Robson Isaac ShoesLambadaRobson Shoes - Lambada- persistent poet , hardworking , Coordinator  of Zimbabwe poets for human rights , country representative of global experience , well travelled , highly recognised and popular in poetry circles. Will bring poetic beauty and ambiance  as well as  maturity to the festival.

Xapa- International acclaimed   female  poet , have grace a number of both international ,regional  and local  festivals. She  is  endowed with great love and deisre to see the  rising of women and girls in  all spheres of life. An excellent  and educative  perfomer . Icall her our Zimbabwean Maya Angelou. She  brings motherly passion to the festival.


Tendai MaduwaAfrikan Kid- Founder of the Poetic License  , represented Zimbabwe in Kenya   in a big international Poetry festival . Poetry works published in various journals exudes with  a lot of zeal  and  passion for developing poetry in Zimbabwe . Travelling for an Indian festival in this month of December.


Edward DzonzeEdward Nzonze- High rising poet will to participate in unique programs of creativity and arts . Exudes with detail, intellect and  verbose   very proud of his art . A regular artist/poet at House of Hunger Poetry Slam and Zimbabwe Poets for Human Rights events.


Dapi - Humorous, well thought , thought provoking dramatist  , writer , poet , lecturer and presenter. He is the Poet of hope , very popular of highly recommended vocci and syntax. His rhyme, assonance and rhythm is strong. The Poet exhibit a lot of maturity, creative touch  He is the Director of Shagada Productions  and featured on  a number of Television Soapies and Production. He will be presenting  on the Festival as host.


Dereck MpofuDereck Mpofu - Singer extraordinaire, artist par excellence, patriot. Well known for his powerful, educative song CHISIKANA  CHANGU ZIMBABWE. Good will Ambassador for environment. The Green Ambassador. Well Known for his hypnotic creativity  and artistic excellence.
We have a strong belief and Zeal to see more people taking  part in this program Speaking out Women Resilience through Poetry.
Written  and compiled by  Mbizo Chirasha
Curating Consultant- Speaking out Women Resilience through poetry
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