Spoken Word stirs emotions

THIS MONTH’S Spoken Word was a blend of poets, aspiring writers and musicians from across Kigali at Lebanese restaurant on Wednesday.   By 8:00pm everyone was ready to share their thoughts on different subjects varying from love to pain and anger. The topics were delivered with dramatic, sarcastic and emotional intonations.
 Spoken Word co-founder, Diana Mpyisi, adresses the crowd
Spoken Word co-founder, Diana Mpyisi, adresses the crowd

THIS MONTH’S Spoken Word was a blend of poets, aspiring writers and musicians from across Kigali at Lebanese restaurant on Wednesday.  

By 8:00pm everyone was ready to share their thoughts on different subjects varying from love to pain and anger. The topics were delivered with dramatic, sarcastic and emotional intonations.

For the better part of the evening, poets treated the audience to a great collection of sensitive and expressive verses. 

There were poems that had the audience listening to every word lest they missed out on the message. Some poems relived the agony that Rwanda went through 20 years ago during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. 

An untitled ironic piece by journalist Ivan Ngoboka cracked everyone up and a powerful love poem called Butterfly Farm by one young lady, won over the audience.  

It wasn’t just tranquil poetry though; revelers interacted and enjoyed the night till the end of the event at 10:00pm.

A lot of new talent was unveiled and the power exuded in their expressions captivated the audience. This indeed revealed the fact that Spoken Word grows bigger each time. 

 “Spoken Word helps you build your confidence but most importantly, it teaches you to learn to freely express your thought,” said Jeff Abayo, a first timer at Spoken Word.

Spoken Word is held every second-last Wednesday of the month.