Entertainment of 2014-07-18

Spoken word contest at Nubuke

The Ehalakasa spoken word movement will hold its third competition this year for practitioners, dubbed Ehalaksa Slam III, on Sunday, July 27 at the Nubuke Foundation, East Legon in Accra.

There will be 12 contestants in what an Ehalakasa spokesperson describes as “an earful of the raw uncut beautifully woven kente lyrics from outstanding bards in three rounds of vocal magic!”

Three of the contestants will be selected as winners. The two previous contests or slams saw Chief Moomen, Tasha Viets-VanLear, Poetra Ama Asantewa, D.K. OseiYaw, Anyuinsem Mu Komfopanyin Sedi and Andy emerge as the winners.

A fourth slam slated for September will also throw up three winners before a grand finale in November decides the Ehalakasa supremo in this country.

Guest performers for the Ehalakasa Slam III contest are Antique and Young Gifted and Black, both from the United States.

The Ehalakasa movement has since 2007, been very active with the promotion of spoken word, poetry, music, dance and theatre.

The name represents words from three Ghanaian languages: “Eha”- (Ewe) song, “La” (Ga), to sing and “Kasa” (Akan) spoken word.

The July 27 event is being organised by Ehalakasa in collaboration with TalkFACT3, Foundation for Contemporary Art (FCA), Nubuke Foundation, Inkfluent and I.U. B.

Source: graphic.com.gh
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