Published On: Mon, Nov 11th, 2013

Tawona Sithole




Need something to brighten up your winter?

Then drop into the CCA this November 12.

From 7pm, African artist Tawona Sithole will be delivering performance poetry with a difference.

Mixing music with meter, the Zimbabwean will showcase his talents, some of which include the mbira (a native instrument) poetry and drama.

Sithole said: “Over the ages, my family’s values have been maintained and expressed through the spoken word and mbira music.  From Zimbabwe, living in Glasgow, sharing my heritage with others highlights lesser-known perspectives of my experience as an African.

“Using traditional influences, I have developed a contemporary style of expression, often using humour to challenge stereotypes.”

Sithole encourages others to break with convention, as he mentors creative writing nights at the CCA.

He said: “I am co-founder of c non-funded arts group, which involves creative writing, performance, music and art; often collaborating with other writers/artists.

“We try to make poetry and spoken word entertaining to those who wouldn’t normally take interest, through our regular performance events at the CCA.”

Outwith the CCA; Sithole has tutored creative writing, as the poet in residence of Glasgow University.

Having published his first collection of poetry in 2006, he has since reached international audiences through text, theatre, radio, and recording music.

To experience his work, visit CCA for the showcase ticktes (£6) or details about Seeds of Thought.