‘Breeze of Words’ impresses

A number of scribes entertained the audience with their well written poetry recently.

03 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Michelle Godenschweig; guest relations agent at Strand Hotel; “It was once again a diverse crowd, young and old of all races all at one event.”

Adolf Kaure

The Breeze of Words poetry event was held last Saturday at the Strand Hotel’s Brewer and Butcher in Swakopmund.

One of the opening poets for the evening, Rochelle, expressed her opinion on how women are allowed to be strong, and be free to display their feminine characteristics.

Clarice van Wyk, a freelance journalist, also did well with her conscious poem on identity.

Lydia October, who travelled all the way from Windhoek, is a radio production student at the College of the Arts as well as a member of Spoken Word Namibia in Windhoek. October’s poem on dealing with a broken heart proved that is she is a well-seasoned poet.

Elsabe van Wyk, who catered for the Afrikaans audience, writes amazing mater pieces. She recited a gospel poetry piece which started as evangelism and ended in prayer.

Breeze of Words also featured musicians to entertainment the crowd.

Ishaaq and Tyron, a two-man band very well known in the market and all the way from Walvis Bay, entertained the crowd with their well-executed renditions of firstly James Blunt’s “1973” and then U2’s “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”. The band then performed their own song titled “Hold on to your heartbeat”.

The talented a cappella group Vocal Galore graced the stage and delivered a few songs from their repertoire which included “Mondesa” and “Maria”. “Maria” is a song about women who survived gender based violence. The group usually performs acts in Swakopmund and donate their income to charity. The group impressed those in attendance with their wonderful harmonising.

Rapper Ronny entertained the crowd with his interesting lyrics of his songs “Life ain’t easy” and “ABCs”.

The Strand Hotel’s guest relations agent Michelle Godenschweig said she was impressed by the diversity of the crowd and performers.

“I love the line-up and the fact that 90% of the crowd were new, meaning the word of mouth is out there. It was once again a diverse crowd, young and old of all races all at one event. To me that shows that poetry has no colour or age, we are one,” she said.

She further said that the next Breeze of Words event is likely to take place on 16 February next year and that it might be held with a Valentine’s Day theme.

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