KWIVUGA POETRY GETS COMIC

Monday March 3 2014

Roshan Karmali, one of the poets recites a poem

Roshan Karmali, one of the poets recites a poem at the session on Thursday. PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI 

By EMMY OMONGIN

Kampalans bid February farewell last Thursday with the Kwivuga Poetry Night. It was a night dedicated to self-expression, with poets reciting rehearsed and freestyle poems all night long. Presentations were done by the likes of Roshan Karmali, founder of Poetry in Session, Slim MC, Jason Ntaro and many others.
The night’s host, Salvado Idringi kept cracking jokes related to the newly-signed Anti-Homosexuality Act. “Did you guys hear that Museveni said the mouth is for only eating and not for oral sex? Maybe we shouldn’t blame him,” he joked consequently sending the crowd into chuckles and giggles.
Comedy outshined poetry since comedians from the renowned Krackers Comedy group owned the night with their same old recycled tribalism jokes. MC Kapale thought he was funny until it dawned on him that a few people in the house could understand his uncouth Luganda jokes. Like how Baganda are not hesitant to answer phone calls even while in the loos. “A Muganda will answer a call while in the toilet, like; Hello, I am in a board meeting right now, even my boss is right here in front of me,” he jokingly demonstrated while squatting.
Alex Muhangi and Anne Kansiime also cracked same old Bakiga jokes amidst soothing background music from the live band. The night also saw performances by Tom ‘The Mith’ Mayanja, JB of Klear Kut and Ruyonga. This show marked Kwivuga’s two years of existence and was sponsored by Heineken.

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