‘Breeze of Words’ impresses

Audience captivated by well written poetry

10 December 2018 | Art and Entertainment

Michelle Godenschweig; Strand Hotel representative; “It was once again a diverse crowd of young and old, with all races present."

Adolf Kaure - Another entertaining 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 should be allowed to be strong and to be free to display their feminine characteristics.

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

Lydia October's poem on dealing with a broken heart proved that is she is a well-seasoned poet. The radio production student at the College of the Arts and member of Spoken Word Namibia in Windhoek travelled all the way from the capital for the event.

Elsabe van Wyk, who catered for the Afrikaans audience, presented some 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 also performed one of their own compositions 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”, a song about women who survived gender based violence.

The group usually performs in Swakopmund and donate the income they generate to charity. They impressed those in attendance with their wonderful harmonising.

A rapper, "Ronny", captivated the crowd with his interesting lyrics in two songs titled “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 loved 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 consisting of young and old, with all races present. To me that shows that poetry has no colour or age and that we are one.”

She added that the next Breeze of Words event is likely to take place on 16 February 2019 and possibly with a Valentine’s Day theme.

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