Kwivuga makes a year in soulful, poetic way

Monday March 4 2013

Esther Chebet amusd by the audience’s response to her poetry.

Esther Chebet amusd by the audience’s response to her poetry. PHOTOS BY EDGAR R. BATTE 


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.