Ghanaian-Malagasy Spoken Word Artist Crystal Tettey will be performing at the Intwasa Arts Festival at Bulawayo and Shoko Festival in Harare, Zimbabwe, on September 26th and September 27th, respectively.
Tettey’s journey as a spoken word artist started in 2004, when she participated at a local event in Ghana dubbed “The Poetry Slam Jam.”
Since then, she hasn’t looked back.
Previously performing in Malawi and South Africa, in July 2013, Tettey released her debut album, “Faith, MadaGhana,” which was received warmly by the poetry community in Ghana.
In an earlier interview on the uniqueness of her art, Tettey said, “I speak a lot on peace building issues as I have direct working experiences with civil society organizations, specifically those working with women and peace building.”
Watch Tettey Perform “My Boyfriend’s Got a Girlfriend” here:
Crystal works with the West African Network for Peace building (WANEP), African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), and the Foundation for Contemporary Art-Ghana (FCA- Ghana).
Showcasing Human Creativity
Intwasa is one of Zimbabwe’s premier art gatherings.
Starting off as a community initiative, the multi-discipline arts event has grown to become a leading festival celebrating human diversity and creativity.
To date, Intwasa has hosted regional and international artistes from Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Wales, and Zambia.
The heart of the festival focuses on community development and its vision is the mass celebration of human creativity.
Celebrating Urban Culture
Shoko is Zimbabwe’s fastest-growing international festival and is a living experiment in urban culture, free expression, and positive social change.
Focused on breaking down the barriers between media, culture, and activism, the festival looks to create a dialogue, while presenting cutting-edge urban culture.