Poet Oswald performs ‘Twisted Fate’ in Kampala
On 5th August, 2017, Poet Oswald, takes his ‘cantor’ spoken word performance to the Maisha Garden in Buziga, Uganda as a Guest Poet/spoken word artiste at the 3rd Babishai Poetry Festival. He represents Ghana.
Oswald, the 2016 Pan African Poet & Spoken word Artiste, known for blending folk music and poetry lines to paint beautiful imagery in the eyes of the mind a with the after spectacular performances with the Ghana Dance Ensemble, Bukom Dance Ensemble and the Shidaa Cultural Troupe, is set to perform with a Ugandan based Folk music band in a piece titled ‘Twisted Fate’ (A Journey To Ourselves).
‘Twisted Fate’, designed to present an explicit theatrical feeling to audience drawn from East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa and other parts of the world, is a fusion of several poems (by different poets— Prof. Atukwei Okai, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Prof. Chinu Achebe, Prof. Lade Wosornu, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, Dr. Mawuli Adjei, L. Senghor, Oswald Mtsali among others), music & dance in an hour long act to inspire a journey to Africa’s self-rediscovery.
Oswald, a World Poetry Director from Ghana, a multi-international award winning poet/spoken word artiste at a very tender age and one of the fresh breaths to poetry/spoken word in Ghana, Africa and the world at large, has translated poems of Professors Lade Wosornu, Kofi Awoonor, Kofi Anyidoho and Dr. Mawuli Adjei into dramatic performances and performed on several national & international platforms with Spoken word icons as Muta Baruka, Rocky Dawuni, Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Prof. Atukwei Okai among others.
He is the featured poet in the political documentary, “Voices Of Political Campaign In Ghana”, produced by Imani Ghana and has won awards as World Poetry Empowered Poet 2013, World Poetry Theatre Ambassador award 2014, Pentasi B. Inspirational Poet 2016, Global Baobab Award 2016 and Pan Africa Poet & Spoken word Artiste 2016.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana