Celebrating East African Writing!
Nairobi’s longest running performance poetry platform, Kwani? Open Mic commemorates its 8th year with a switch to new venue,Phoenix Players. A beloved fixture on Nairobi’s arts and culture circuit, this spot shall provide a relaxed and intimate setting where words will take centre stage.
The inaugural event slated for March 3rd has slam championsTeardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah blessing the mic as the night’s featured poets with H_Art the Band providing musical delight.
Look out for performances by special guests and old friends of Kwani? Open Mic. Kwani Open Mic Event Info:
Featured Poets: Teardrops and Wanjiku Mwaurah
Featured Band: H_art the Band
MC: Cindy Ogana
Date: 3rd March 2015
Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre
Entry: Advance 200*, Gate 300.
*Advance tickets are only available via Mpesa: Simply select “Buy Goods” on your MPesa menu, enter the “Till Number” (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.
Teardrops: This fast rising sheng Spoken Word poet has performed at over a hundred venues across the country. Teardrops is passionate about social issues and change and recently released a spoken word album. Besides art, he is an entrepreneur and electrical engineer.
Wanjiku Mwaurah: A natural performer and talented scriptwriter, the Flow of My Soulauthor, Wanjiku Mwaurah goes beyond poetry and has been involved in awareness campaigns for the cerebral palsy condition (art4acause) while playing mentor for many upcoming artists in the field.
H_Art the Band: Made up of Mordecai Kimeu, Kenneth Muya and Wachira Gatama, H-Art the Band has created a language best understood not by the mind but by the heart. Blending smooth vocals with poetry, freestyle rap and dance, the trio is making waves in the local music scene.
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