Taking us on a trip through the history of poetry’s Black foremothers via their poetic narrations of strength, tenderness and activism, Belinda Zhawi as MA.MOYO pays tribute to the words and experiences of those who have come before her.
Set to an arresting display of Afrofuturistic jazz, improv, grime & soul from members of Steam Down Collective including Wonky Logic, Benjamin Appiah, Carli Adams, Brother Portrait, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, And Is Phi and some special guests. This event honours and celebrates some of the revolutionary womxn poets who pioneered and contributed the Black Arts movement and reminds us of the resounding importance of their stories today.
Poetry & Lyrics Festival 6—7 Jun 2019
Poet in the City’s genre defying festival returns to celebrate the relationship between words and music.
Poetry & Lyrics Festival, a unique celebration bringing together musicians and poets spanning genres from jazz, neo-soul, punk and disco is here, and this year we’re looking back on the songs and words of our years, from the tracks that define a moment to the words that shape our identities.
Headliners include Lavinia Greenlaw and special guests with their nostalgic Village Hall Disco, and Belinda Zhawi and members of Steam Down Collective performing a genre-bending jazz set to the words of poetry’s lesser known black foremothers.