Slam Poetry

Godobori poem at Shoko Slam Poetry Express

Godobori spits his poem

A Bobo lion Babylon won’t give me a visa.
Cause I'm a toi toi teacher prooza partista
Anti capitalista i'm the counter culture.
Rooted in the spirit like a Shona sculpture
Refuse to lose, use, used to propaganda.
X on the ballot so we struggle no longer.
The system keeps on coming on strong.
Uncle Bob, Uncle Sam or another Uncle Tom. 
We remain the same - poor and unemployed.
A black president or a female head of state.
Another window dresser sees the working class fate.
The democratic right to choose a new slave master.

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Godobori  at Shoko Poetry Slam Express

The Slam Poetry Express held at the Mannenberg was a live poetry battle featuring leading poets from all over the world. Each poet had 3 minutes do deliver their poem. The audience, were the judges! The poets picked a number from the hat which would determine when they would deliver their poem. Five random judges were picked by the host non other than Godobori. They would each give the poet a mark out of 10. Then Godobori would take away the highest and the lowest then take the average of the last three marks and that was the score.

Slamming with Aura

AuraThePoet at Shoko festival

POVO: I am here with Aura at the Crowne Plaza for POVO, Aura how are you doing?
AURA: I am great thanks.

POVO: Can you give us a brief background about Aura?
AURA: I was born Aura, which is also my stage name. Born and bred in Harare, Gweru, I did my upper six at Johannesburg’s British International College before proceeding to the AFDA film school. I come from a small family of two children and am now the bread winner in my family.

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