If you’re into performance poetry & spoken word you’re in luck because there are a few shows on the horizon here in Nairobi…

Image: @ngartia

First up, Ngartia’s show DaiVerse, his first poetry performance in nearly a decade, having been immersed in  storytelling  performance. While his storytelling sessions were amazing, we’re looking forward to hearing what the poet’s mind has been up to all this time.  DaiVerse will showcase Ngartia’s experiments with poetry over those last 9 years as he gets back to his roots. We’re also excited about the format of the show, where music promises to be improvised, interspersed and integrated.  There’s a stellar list of musicians: Chemutai Sage, M3, Tim Arinaitwe, Vini Ngugi, Septad and Sho. In the words of Ngartia himself, they will be:

Rhyming, exploring life, weaving stories and having loads of fun with the things words can do…

Catch it at Braeburn Gitanga Road Theatre, Sunday 21st April, 2:00pm & 6pm


There are a couple of weeks to go until the next show at Hooyo’s Kitchen and Poetry: Odes to Motherhood Spoken Word Event. Including poetry, music and book reading this is a Mother’s Day celebration. You’ll have to wait for the line up to be announced as they are still taking applications for performers as we write. So in fact, if you are a budding word performer, get in touch with Hooyo now!

Hooyo’s Kitchen & Poetry, Dennis Pritt Rd., Sunday 12th May


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Poetry Slam Africa is back with the 2024-25 Slam Season.

A platform for networking and growth that is geared towards bringing the best in: Poetry | Spoken word | Music in Africa

Always a hot event, the 1st Preliminary Poetry Slam Africa is already slotted for the 8th of June at the Goethe Institut Auditorium. Poets: submissions need to be in by 30th April (@kenyapoetryslam for info) and tickets are on sale now through Mookh.

Goethe Institut Auditorium, Monrovia St., Saturday 8th June