Poetry gig to honour heroes

THOSE who love poetry have every reason to smile because the Windybrow Theatre is hosting what promises to be a great gig in recognition of high achievers in society.

THOSE who love poetry have every reason to smile because the Windybrow Theatre is hosting what promises to be a great gig in recognition of high achievers in society.

The event is part of celebrations at present taking place in the country as part of Black History Month.

And to make it even more exciting it will will be a free poetry performance spearheaded by Ras Zwesh fi Kush in honour of black heroes and heroines.

Ras Zwesh will read his own poems dedicated to black heroes and heroines and quote the spoken-written works of some black women and men of the past and present.

"True heroism is remarkably sober - very undramatic. It is not an urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost," observed Arthur Ashe.

Ras Zwesh is one of the country's underground poets who is fast making an impression on the poetry scene.

Born in Cape Town about 40 years ago he was inspired to write prose and verse by his family, performing it first at school and on village street corners.

Some of his works have appeared in newspapers and poetry anthologies. He has recited his poetry in the US, Ethiopia and South Africa.

An organiser of Sounds of Edutainment, he has hosted poetry sessions on Time Square Lounge, at the Jungle Connection, Tandoor Rooftop, Bassline, Market Lab and many other venues.

He has just released a double album of poetry, The Ryhmes of my Times, which will be on sale on Wednesday.

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