Future Memories: Spoken Word Rwanda April Edition

Images by Spoken Word Rwanda

This month, as we commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi, Spoken Word Rwanda poses important questions: What kind of memories do we want to create now for the future? What will we look back on and remember fondly, remember positively?

Spoken Word Rwanda (SWR) brings people together to celebrate the expression of self, through a dynamic fusion of poetry, storytelling, hip-hop poetry, beat boxing, song and any other powerful avenue of self-expression. The celebrations take place at a monthly event and an annual festival.

Since July 2011, several young artists and storytellers gather at a local hangout avenue – for creative performances under a given theme. This month, SWR is held under the theme “Future Memories”.

The theme challenges Rwandan artists and others to create “memories yet to take place” as they commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

Spoken word artist Eric One-key hosting March edition.

Spoken word artist Eric One-key hosting March edition.

Last month, SWR celebrated the World Poetry Day, a UNESCO-recognised event that aims to raise awareness of the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

On Wednesday, 29 April, the event takes place at Jazzy Lounge in Kimihurura, starting 8:30pm.

Check out SWR’s Facebook page and Twitter feed to learn more about how to attend and sign up to perform.

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