Open Mic Uganda are set to treat lovers of art to a spectacular music and poetry experience in a unique live performance gala slated for July 29.
Dubbed “My Uganda”, the fun-filled art affair will be held at Kahwa2go, Ntinda Complex starting from 7pm.
According to Chimp Reports, Ernest Dennis Sesanga and Murray Shiraz Eaik, the directors of Open Mic Uganda, said they picked on the theme – My Uganda – to pleasantly deliver a message on “what it means to be Ugandan.”
What to expect at the Art Fair, Open Mic Event
The event will be laced with information on experiences about living in the Pearl of Africa. Expect powerful performances covering various forms of literature and music.
Talented poets like Murray Shiraz Eaik (Black Poet) and Daniel Omara will electrify the evening with spoken word. A number of musicians have also been lined up to spice up the night.
Open Mic Uganda started its journey 10 years ago and since then it has been it’s mission to offer people with a platform that promotes poetry, spoken word and related art forms. It has encouraged talent from the across the country to use poetry to express themselves and get exposure in order to live off their work.
According to the Black-poet, “Art enables people to express issues, unique stories ,in an informative and entertaining way”
Open Mic Uganda also has a sister organization, Teen Poetry Slam, where they get different schools and teens to compete for awards.
To accommodate many poets, monthly events are organized so that every poet is given a chance to perform and a wide range of themes are considered to cover various topics.
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