The second episode of the youthcentric “Lifestyle Magazine” that is experienced not read, at least going by the organisers’ description, the Evoke Night is here. The night of fun that has been themed “Midnight Drum” is slated for 31st May 2019 at the MTN warehouse.
As has been the norm with the other editions of the same night, the party starts at 7pm and revellers are paying 20k, while campus students with IDs will only part with 10k. This episode is unique however because it shines a light on a most often underrated form of art that is Spoken Word, Rap and Beat Boxing.
Like at the premier last month, one victor from all three elements will take home the price of one million Uganda shillings, courtesy of Club Pilsener. To get into the competition, contestants are encouraged to post a minute clip of themselves doing any of the three categories highlighted, post on their social media pages and tag Evoke. Facebook; Evoke Uganda, Twitter & Instagram; evoke_ug.
The top three posts with the most engagements online will earn nomination in each category. Deadline for submissions is Saturday 19th May 2019. Spoken Word/ Poetry competitors however, seem to have the most to gain from this edition since Evoke is in partnership with renown poetry organisation “BabishaiNiwe”.
Consequently, the organisation will avail judges to aid in the selection, training and judging process for the poetry/spoken word. The two finalists from the Spoken word element will get a chapbook poetry publication every two years, including editing and proof reading and the two poets will attend the annual poetry festival around the country, all courtesy of BabishaiNiwe.
Only English and Luganda will be permitted in the competition. On the last episode of Evoke at Forest Mall, Makerere University’s DJ Mackus walked away with the 1M as he was without doubt, the judges’ and crowd’s favorite competitor that night. The resident of Lumumba Hall received his cash prize there and then.