POETRY AND JAZZ PICNIC TO TAKE PLACE AT THE NIROX SCULPUTURE PARK AMIDST ARTWORKS BY DR ESTHER MAHLANGU, YOKO ONO AND MORE THAN 20 0THER ARTISTS
On the 1st of July 2018, Hear My Voice and the Nirox Foundation will be having a Poetry & Jazz Picnic at the Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind. This event will attempt to re-marry the long lost, but not forgotten, bond between the intriguing world of jazz music and that of spoken word poetry. This will be a renewal of vows, somewhat, delicately ringing in melodies and nature to create a perfect atmosphere for a picnic with family and friends. Tickets range between R50 for children and R100 for adults.
A select number of wordsmiths will perform spoken word poetry accompanied by their bands and the birds at NIROX. According to Barry Wellenstein; poetry has always craved the company of music. Tone, rhythm and cadence, and lyricism, too, are the property of both. It is the music inside the poet’s head that determines the meter and often the mood of the words as they fall on the page. One can’t help but remember the late laureate Prof Kgositsile Keorapetse’s many commemorations to jazz and its musicians. The anthology, To Breathe into Another Voice edited by Myesha Jenkins, is yet another reminder of the swing between jazz and poetry.
Performing poets and bands include:
-Mo'Afrika 'a Mokgathi & Them Cats
-Flex of He & I
-Torsten 'Clear' Rybka
-The Urban Village
This event takes place during the Nirox 2018 Not a Single Story Winter Sculpture Exhibition which features visual artworks across the park by more than 20 artists including Dr Esther Mahlangu, Yoko Ono, Nelisiwe Xaba, Zanele Muholi and others. More details on the exhibition can be found here: Nirox Sculpture Park or view the Exhibiton catalogue here: Not A Single Story Exhibition Catalogue
Sunday 1st July 2018
11:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m.
NIROX Sculpture Park (R540, Kromdraai Road, Krugersdorp, South Africa)
R70 Students and Pensioners
R50 Children under 12
Infants aged 2 and under enter free of charge