Arts & Culture

Poetry In Motion to mark milestone

BY BASIL WALTERS
Observer writer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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ANNUAL spoken word festival Poetry In Motion (PIM) will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a two-day event at the Manchester Golf Club, Brumalia Road in Mandeville on Friday, February 23 and Sunday, February 25.

This year's theme is Living the Art of Life. The line-up of performers include broadcasters Ka'Bu Ma'at Kheru and Mutabaruka, Dr Michael Abrahams, Dr Charmaine Gooden-Monteith, Professor Clinton Hutton, Ann-Marie Wilmot, Kevin O'Brien Chang, Anord Sichinsambwe, Asante Amen, Mark Stephenson, Addis Pablo, Ashley Little and festival conceptualiser Yasus Afari.

“It is to our fortune and honour that Jamaica's premier annual poetry festival, Poetry In Motion, is the longest-running and most successful poetry event in the colourful history of Jamaica. We've added several layers of values to it [PIM] such as the 15th anniversary special Royal Affair Dance Party…we set it up to be a two-day event and next year, 2019, the Saturday will be a family fun day and we will be going to communities with workshops, also,” Yasus Afari, who is guest performer at the Bank of Jamaica Lunch Hour Concert on Friday, told the Jamaica Observer.

The celebration will begin with the Royal Affair Dance Party and will feature Simple Touch Sound with DJ Ashile, DJ Rope Head and DJ Marlon.

The main event on February 23 will be preceded by a nine-hole golf tournament starting at 9:00 am, as well as a friendly football encounter.

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