Woman Scream 2014 South Africa

women scream jpgWoman Scream International Poetry Festival- Mujeres Poetas Internacional (MPI), is a growing global  brand that taps into the lives of women through the arts, mainly poetry. South Africa joined the movement for the very first time this March 26th , by hosting the event at the beautiful surrounds of Daveyton, at Brima Café, in Benoni, with Tralone Khoza as the International Country coordinator.

Traly mainThe movement is in its fourth year, started in the Dominican Republic in 2011. It is a cultural activity that includes a long chain of poetic and artistic events with the participation of men and women of different generations. The festival is celebrated in commemoration of the importance of women’s role in society, and also serves as a platform for talented poetess all over the world who collaborates inside and outside the movement. Woman Scream holds the important mission of using art and poetry with a social purpose: Sending messages of non-violence against women. This goal is also supported by solidary groups and institutions worldwide.

Mel & girls 3The first Woman Scream Festival International Poetry Festival was held to honor Susana Chavez, the Mexican poetess murdered in 2011, with a growing participation of more than 30 countries and a total of over 100 events celebrated in Europe, U.S. and Latin America and Africa.

Artists and Guests at the events
Richie & girls 3The South Africa event had  an added twist to it , In true African style there was a flavor of African drum rendition during a poetry recitation, it included  inspiring motivational talks by Sicelo Nkosi , a well-known SA motivational speaker and a book reading by Pastor Lulamile Sifuba, who brings a revolutionary perspective between religion and the arts. His shared from his book the Epigraph, on Vision.
Lusga 2Sicelo Nkosi

Sicelo Nkosi, motivational Speaker & Author of Limping from Great Mess To Greatness

Lulamile Sifuba, Writer & Author of the Epigraph collection

The ladies were serenated by Musa Madikana, Season1 of Clash of the Choirs finalists and his band.
Musa & band
Our Poets for the evening were amazing driven women :
Siba MugadzaArise & Speak( Poem 1) & Women Refuse To ( Poem2)

Tsholo RossSerendipity
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Tsholo and drummer
Melanie Olivier- Us women can stand & Arise
Tralone KhozaBlack Eagle
Refilwe PieterseBlack Child

There was some prize giving and a raffle competition and tons of networking. Everyone got to take home a goodie gift bag.
Sicelo autograph
Sicelo Nkosi autographs his book for the winner

Special thanks to all our sponsors: Ndalo Media, Demi Box, Spar, Stillers Springs, Highveld printers,  Rebel Springs, B3, Weldun, JMMGS and  Brima Café and BID.
 Poets funPrice Giving poets