The SADC Love Poetry Mixtape

The Current State of Poetry present: The SADC Love Poetry Mixtape

Featuring: 21 SADC Poets
Release date: 14 February 2015
Release time: 00:00
Email: Vus’umuzi Phakathi |
Cell: 0832392505

The project is called The SADC Love Poetry Mixtape. It features 21 of the best poets in the SADC region. The mixtape will contain Love poems in English, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Siswati, Sesotho, Sepedi, SeTswana, Shona, Fresh, and Portuguese.

It is scheduled to be released for free-download on February 14 (Valentine’s day) through

The aim is to unify and expand the African poetry market; to merge the markets in the various cities. We are therefore featuring poets who are skilled and have established themselves as brands in their countries. We further aim to form relationships between the poets themselves, which may lead to successful SADC Tours.

Please find attached the list of poets featured in the project:
The Mixtape will be available on for free-download. For more information

For more details contact Vus’umuzi Phakathi | 0832392505.


We caught up with Vus’umuzi Phakathi, the man behind the project. Read the interview here.


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