08 February 2014

“SPOKEN WORD” POETS VISIT SANTA ROSA

“Spoken Word” poets Jimmy October (L’shaun Emmanuel) and Nick Soul (Nicholas Subero) visited FC Santa Rosa today to interact with the club’s Under-14 and Under-16 teams. The nineteen-year old poets were invited to perform as part of the club’s social development programme. The visit was arranged by Santa Rosa member Christopher Steele.

“Spoken Word” poetry critiques the realities confrontng modern society and the position and issues of youth within it. It is more aggressive and “in your face” than more traditional forms of poetry. Jimmy October performed “I am a winner” while Nick Soul did “Understand from where I come”. Both pieces were performed forthe first time in the Santa Rosa forum. A general discussion revolved around each piece with the poets leaving a profound message for the Santa Rosa players – Learn from the failings of the past. Believe in yourself. Build a successful future by working your way forward every day.

Both poets agreed to return in December to perform one piece each at Santa Rosa’s 2014 awards function.

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…Nick Soul (front left), and Jimmy October (front right)with FC Santa Rosa members…





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