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Kadija Sesay: Poet (07:00)


This video features poets and spoken word artists; art is the center of a nation. Sesay visits the Serekunda Market for inspiration and organizes the Mboka festival. "Irki" embodies the color and vitality of life in The Gambia. (Credits)

Ewok: Hip-hop and Spoken Word Artist (08:46)

Iain Robinson discusses winning the Hip Hop Indaba Freestyle Emcee Battle Championship. The Flatfoot Dance Company combines rap and dance at the University of Natal. Hip hop is about recovery after making mistakes and putting yourself out there.

Wana Udobang: Spoken Word Artist (06:51)

Poetry is therapy. Udobang discusses how "Def Poetry Jam" and Bassey Ikpi inspired her to become a spoken word artist; "Transitions" explores generational stories between mothers and daughters. Ake Books and Arts Festival in Nigeria owns Ouida House.

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Poets and the Spoken Word

Part of the Series : African Voices, Series 5
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A poet in The Gambia starts a festival to develop local writers; a South African spoken word artist fuses poetry with Hip-Hop; a Nigerian poet inspired by the streets of Lagos.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL210514

ISBN: 978-1-63722-038-2

Copyright date: ©2019

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