Kwivuga makes a year in soulful, poetic way
Posted Monday, March 4 2013 at 02:00
Night out: Kwivuga is a form of rap or recitation originating from Ankole that fuses expression in story-telling and rap or speedy speak. This did not just start yesterday as it has been used as a form of expression throughout generations.
The Kwivuga poetry sessions take place every month at Gatto Matto in Bugolobi, along Bandali Rise, where revellers part with Shs10, 000 to be part of the night. Largely poets and artistes of different art forms come together to express themselves in a soulful manner.
There is an event you go to and feel a natural satisfaction, simply because you feel your creative side greatly tickled by ingenious minds. It is what yours truly felt like at the “Kwivuga Peotry Sessions” first anniversary, last Thursday. It was all about poetry, art and music in the beautiful ambience of Gatto Matto, along Bandali Rise in Bugolobi.
It has been a year since like-minded artistes started meeting for a poetry reciting experience every month. Last Thursday, poets Esther Chebet, Medals the Born-Again Politician, Rashida Namulondo, painter Jovan Kiganda, Slim Emcee, Daph the Poet, Fortune Unlimited Jango, Jason Ntaro and Jamain Nada all exuded creative juices that infected the full house of sprightly fans who kept clapping.
Rashida Namulondo got the night’s emcee, Agaba Tumusiime aka Gabs, as she recited a poem titled Gabs, for him and then got us on a journey of fantasy in her The Man of My Dreams, whose ender was her revelation that it is was all a dream. Daph the Poet went the gender way in a poem titled Crown the pot of Africa, her tribute to the African woman.
Jason Ntaro from the Lantern Meet of Poets was feeling blue, not with a woman but in praise of his spirit, Uganda Waragi which he emotionalised with humane traits. The best of them, at least from the crowd’s response, was saved for the last, and it was Jamain Nada whose swipe at loose men was as impulsive as engaging, taking us on a seductive expedition with a sardonic ender.
Her first recitation was borrowed from international poet Thea Monyee, titled Woman to Woman, which she pulled off well in word and expression to bring out the provocative diction, which revealed emotions of a woman scorned.
There was the music from young and upcoming neo-soul queen Maureen Rutabingwa alias Moroots, Richy, former Tusker Project Fame Four star Davis Ntale and Ruyonga who also launched his video titled Tutuuse.