After about two years and 3months poetry, music dance and drama, Kwivuga finally climaxes next Thursday 26th June in a session grand finale. Many people did not anticipate when the poetry sessions would come to an end let alone the fact that it would gather a lot of following when Cetric Babu first mooted the idea.
The Kinetic Management boss did not know he had created a melting pot of sorts for spoken word poets, comedians, and musicians, the celebrity line up and royalty. Buganda’s Prince Junju and Toro’s King Oyo were permanent fixtures.
This was also a platform for artists like Navio, JB and Tom ‘The Mith’, GNL Zamba, Enygma and a host others, to showcase their talents in an environment where they were naturally appreciated. Other performing artistes who have lit the Gatto Matto stage include the upcoming, Neo-soul Queen Maureen Rutabingwa alias Moroots, Benezeri former Tusker Project Fame Four star Davis Ntale and Ruyonga. Resident performers include.
Like all good things, it is a wrap for Kwivuga poetry nights. According to Cedric Babu, it is just one last show on June 26th dedicated to the soul of Maya Angelou, the African-American author, poet, dancer, actress, and singer, who died last month, and it will be time to move on to other things.
“We are doing the last Kwivuga ever. I believe we have exhausted it and it is time to move on. I believe Kwivuga has created a platform where people now see poetry nights as the in-thing,” Babu told Chano 8
The Kwivuga grand Finale takes place at Gatto Matto in Bugolobi starting at 7:00PM. Entry fee is 10,000/=. Singers Toniks, Santana and Foever are expected to entertain the guests at the finale sponsored by Heineken, SMS ONE, Urban TV and X-FM.