Revolution is an actualisation of a revelation. It must first be revealed to you that there is a need for you to make a change in something. The next step is to accept that the change is inevitable. And after the acceptance comes the change, the revolution.
Jason Sabiiti Ntaro
by Ann Namuddu
When did you last have that rare eerily euphoric feeling you get when a strangely beautiful voice diffuses into your skin and wraps itself around your every nerve; that feeling of waves of goose bumps, hot flushes and adrenaline? When?
Well, my friend, you are in for a “Jason Ntaro experience” this weekend (4th and 5th Oct).
Jason is a poet with the Lantern Meet, a writer with The Notice newspaper, a spoken word maestro, an activist and a social worker. If you are a regular at spoken word events around Kampala like Open Mic, Poetry in Session, Kwivuga, Soul Deep, etc, I am sure you know the guy with a cap. (I know… all men wear caps, but this one looks as cool as a tattoo).
Jason Ntaro is not a human being. He is a sensation. A state of being… a spiritual presence…
He always takes to the stage amidst a hurricane of ecstatic squeals from the ladies and thunderous, deafening howling from the guys. And when he begins, as a first timer, you will immediately understand what the hullabaloo is all about.
With earphones plugged in and music playing (it’s still a mystery to us how his memory of the verses is undisturbed by the music), he inhales his audience before beginning…then begins to seek each individual out. He will suck you into the moment and sculpt you into his words as he sharpens your senses and makes you a character of the story he tells. That’s a Jason-Ntaro performance.
He is one of those performers you will normally have to sell a kidney or two to watch, but this time you can be a part of his audience for only UGX 10, 000, if you come for TheAwakening!!!
I know, I know… it’s like Christmas was accidentally dropped in October… You lucky, lucky, souls!
- The AWAKENING Part 1 (lanternmeet.wordpress.com)