Speak the Mind 8

It was almost an intimate setting

a select gathering of the minds, wordsmiths, lyricists, & poets

those who graced the stage did not disappoint, them spoke their minds

Speak the Mind Spoken Word sessions – now in its 8 year –

is part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival.

It is a spoken word and music event that brings together artists from the continent and the diaspora

It is a mixed bill of poetry and music and the exploration of the two genres on one stage.

Legendary Dub Poet Mutabaruka once blessed us with his presence in previous sessions

And this year was the delightful Jah9 who graced us with her lyrical prowess.

The headline act, Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart rendered an unforgettable performance.

T’was a gathering of old favourites as well as new names and faces including

Natalia Molebatsi, Dejavu Tafari, Mxolisi Radebe, Jitvinge, Nova and mo

MzansiReggae was there to capture some mo!ments


















Johannesburg, Jozi September 17 2k13

Pics by Sanele River Nile