Samstag, 30. November 2013

Sky Radebe | Teach

Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 11/14 | Sky Radebe | Teach

accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
Being a poet and journalist has blessed to have interviewed people like the Gang of Instrumentals,the amazing American young Hip-hop/RnB star Bow Wow and although I have a decided to take the social media route of writing, writing play a big role in my life. So went out to study the art of teaching and of learning. And discovered that a teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults) and that the role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. But I believe that teachers have been taught more by students than they would admit thus I wrote the poem teach. It is about give and take and the process of it thereafter. My favourite part of the poem will forever be the hook: “If I teach you! You gotto teach me back”

Samstag, 23. November 2013

Sky Radebe ft. Mpumi Nkabinde | Familiar Stranger

Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 10/14 | Sky Radebe ft. Mpumi Nkabinde | Familiar Stranger

accompanying words by Sky Radebe:
I was in studio with the team for Untamble which helped with part of the post production of the Radio-not project, we were listen to beats that I could possibly use and we stumbled upon this young ladies voice and she blew me away. Right there and then I ask that we call here and demand to work with her. She was humbled that I wanted to work with herb however I was the humbled on that I would be working with such and awesome lyricist like her. We had this connection right away but we had not spent time together thus we cooked up this poem. A familiar stranger is an individual who is recognized from regular activities, but with whom one does not interact. And hope you enjoy this amazing poem… Thank you Untamble and God bless you Mpumi Nkabinde

Samstag, 16. November 2013

No Bird | Apocalyptic Confidence & Wir Poeten (German)

Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 09/14 | No Bird | Apocalyptic Confidence & Wir Poeten (German)

commentary words on "Apocalyptic Confidence" by Norbert Herrmann:
Those repetitive words with only little variation help me to go through bad times - maybe I learned to always expect the worst?
commentary words on "Wir Poeten" by Norbert Herrmann:
The first time I made it to Orange Farm - to a poetry session - I was on time. (Just to add, the drawing used as header in this website derives from this very first poetry session I participated in in Orange Farm and is provided by amazing artist Enikö Gömöri | in RSA.) To make that clear, I was the only person on time that time. In South Africa, nobody expects anyone to be on time, thats what I learned. That day I also learned that the youth, no matter where, needs to tackle disappointments. For nearly any poet there is a big gap between hope - of becoming a noble prize winner or at least receive some honors - and the sense of reality. Reality shows that no matter how well the lyrics are assembled you still need to fight for having an audience and even more, to receive any kind of feed-back. But no matter what, you keep on doing your stuff. This adds another lesson to the piece "Apocalyptic confidence": even if you normally expect the worst - that will not stop you from fighting and that might even make your fighting more powerful. This is the feeling of “We Poets”.
The German translation tries to maintain this feeling. As it is a South African poem, some of the translation needs South African background to understand. Best example: “die Erkenntnisknochen der Geistigen Heiler” are the bones used by spiritual healers to help a client dealing with the future. It was a pleasure to translate and still is a pleasure to perform this piece.

Samstag, 9. November 2013

Xman AKA Xolani Khoza | Refuge

Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 08/14 | Xman AKA Xolani Khoza | Refuge

Commentary words by Sky Radebe:
I was introduced to this young man in the times of Educentric, a crazy poetry collect from the Vaal which was were I got my foundation of poetry. X-man and I have been doing this for a while. Refuge was an experiment to see if we couldn’t create a sound track or backtrack replacing that beat with the actual happenings of what is in the poem itself. Dj Papi proved that he is more than just a producer or dj but an artist only a few people can pull this through. Enjoy the creative package poem with awesome lyric within it. Refuge by Mr. Xolani X-man Khoza.

Samstag, 2. November 2013

Sky Radebe | Within You

Radio Not | Skyto Poetry Movement
| 07/14 | Sky Radebe | Within You

commentary words by Sky Radebe:
Taking care of a woman is a challenging job. This is especially true if you are her boyfriend and trying to figure out what she wants. Man and woman are a different species with different needs. How can we hope to care for each other in the way that we would like to? The truth is that it is impossible. Misunderstandings are inevitable. You cannot avoid stepping on each other's toes. The only thing you can do is to be as considerate as possible and apologize when you have wronged her. So I wrote this poem for a girlfriend who is now my ex. She was with me when I needed a friend, partner and a lover. Although we have parted ways she opened my eyes to what it means to love a person whole heartedly. I guess with that she taught me how to love my wife and I will forever be humbled by her within you or crazy love dedicated to Miss Jabulile Seakwe.