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Ehalakasa Poetry Slam

May 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Ehalakasa Slam series, a competitive poetry event returns this month and encourages poets to compete as a means of raising the performance bar as well as promoting poetry to the masses.

The competition involves poets going head to head in three rounds where they are each given 3 minutes to perform their poem with no props. Usage of props or exceeding the time limit results in a penalty. The poets are judged by random judges from the audience who judge each performance with a score card. At the end of the third round the poet with the highest score wins.

Over forty poets competed with Paul Forjoe Jnr, A.K.A 100%, claiming the title of Ehalakasa Slam Champion last year. The Ehalakasa Slam Champion recently featured as the main act alongside poet and fashion designer Poetra Asantewa of Alikoto Clothing in a concert by Ehalakasa last month.

The Slam is open to all. Registration is done via email. Aspiring poets should send an email to ehalakasa@gmail.com with their name, contact number and social media contacts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr). The fee to participate in the Slam is GHS15. Registration is only finalized on a first come first served basis.

Any member of the audience can be a judge on the day. Judges will be orientated before the Slam begins. The hash tag  to use on social media when discussing the event is #EhalakasaSlam2015.


May 31, 2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Nubuke Foundation
7 Adamafio Close, East-Legon
Accra, Ghana
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