Written by Louis X. Aoko
Jukwaani Festival 2010 perfomance 25th September ( People’s TV 101 -switch on the power to the people)
Venue: French Cultural Centre
Cover Charge : FREE
Synopsis : As the fastest growing mode of youth communication and expression, Hiphop has a definite place in the ethnography of contemporary East Africa’s performance literature.
As poets, Maisha Yetu seeks to perfom to Kenyan youth with this question in mind: What messages of gender do poets send young people? Some anthologies are gender-biased, reinforcing stereotypes of the traditionally feminine and traditionally masculine.
Other anthologies provide poetry which breaks traditional gender stereotypes. Still other poetry incorporates gender stereotypes in an attempt to critique myths about gender.
Most are entrenched in social attitudes regarding the sexes. The assumption is that a critical examination of implicit or explicit gender expectations, as presented in poetry for young adults, can help break down some of the myths which can repress both females and males in such a gathering (Jukwaani! Festival).
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