Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Zeppelin, Zephyr, Zephaniah

Yes yes, the title of this post is just to see how many cool words that start with 'Z' I could come with, because it has nothing to do with the post except that last word, which is the name of dreadlocked performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Anyway, if you've never ever been to a poetry reading in your entire life, then now's a good time to start, because this cool dude is in town:


Friday 30 March 2007
Venue: Room #3, The Gallery, Top Floor, Central Market Annexe, Kuala Lumpur
Time : 8.30p.m.
Admission: RM10 at the door, no reservations necessary.

After picking his mind for an hour in an interview this morning, I belatedly decided to catch his showcase at the KL Lit Fest later in the evening (there's another one tomorrow - Thursday morning - in Marmalade, Bangsar Village II) , and seriously, this guy is good. His show was like a cool mixture of rap, reggae, poetry, demonstration slogans and even stand-up comedy all rolled into one. If you thought all poetry readings were boring, go catch this guy, seriously.

Heck, he made ME wanna start writing poetry too. But judging from all the odd little poem-like thingies I have in this blog, I think I better stick to the day job.

Performance poetry never sounded this cool. Go watch him this Friday. Respek, dude.

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