Book Launches Across South Africa
Wed 17 Sept 2014
Time: 18h00 for 18h30
Venue: Kalk Bay Books, 124 Main Road, Cape Town
RSVP Mary-Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed 17 Sept 2014
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Slam Solo – An Evening With Ewok – 1 Night Only
“I like a little lyric but a bigger one’s better…”
8 international appearances // 5 shows // 5 albums //2 books // multiple awards // going bald
That’s the combined product of just over ten years of Spoken Word performance from home-grown popular poet, Iain EWOK Robinson. With an international track record from Stockholm to Medellin, he has made a success out of speaking an authentically Durban type of “word”.
On Thursday the 25th of September, for one night only, he’s bringing it home. Come and bear witness to an evening of straight Spoken Word from this prolific pen-pushing son of the “Poison City”.
“I’m not trying to be conservative. I just think we need to think about what we’re selling to the kids…”
From his first recital as a second year student at UND in 2002 to his featured slot as Poetry Africa’s 2012 Dennis Brutus Memorial poet, EWOK has made performance poetry his craft. As both a theatre professional and an artist strongly influenced by Hip Hop culture, he has developed a style that is a unique blend of both in an effort to access as many stages as possible with his urge to be “heard above the herd”. Coming from an educational and an activist family, his perspective is shaped largely by both, and his work flows between a variety of topics. His lyrical influences are as diverse as his subject matter, from Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” to Cypress Hill‘s “Black Sunday”.
From sagging his pants to his social stance, his accent to his articulation, EWOK pulls in all the pieces so all the people can pull-in and publicly puzzle together.
SLAM SOLO, an evening with an Ewok, one night only…
As a both a poetry Slam champion and battle rapper EWOK enjoys improvised performances. Join him at the SEABROOKES THEATRE for one night onThursday the 25th of September, where he will tie together ten years of professional performance poetry into an hour of live entertainment and Spoken Word spectacle. Expect old classics and fresh material, including his soon-to-be-poetic-hit-single “Patrick Lambie”.
TICKETS R70 – Box Office opens 6:30pm – show starts 7:30pm
LIMITED SEATING – BOOKING ESSENTIAL through Going Places (Ailsa) – 0832502690BOOKS ON SALE “Pimp My Poetry” R100
This edition by Fred Felton