Spoken Word Poetry Class with EsTaa

Hey, does any of the following sound familiar?

  • You live in Dar Es Salaam

  • You love poetry and you would like to learn how to write and perform it

  • You have a little idea of how it works

  • You have no idea whatsoever, but you would like to give it a shot!

  • You would like to explore your creative side

  • You are wondering, where are all the poets in Dar?

  • You have written several poems, but shy to share them

  • You would like to gain confidence in communication

  • You would like to use poetry as a tool for social change

  • You would like to use poetry as therapy

  • You are ready to spend two hours a week for this!!!

Great! Me too!

I have created this space of creativity just for you so that you can meet other poets or aspiring poets and do something beautiful through this art of drawing, singing, and acting through words.

I want you to come. And I know that you are as excited as I am.


And I will send you further details.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Es Taa

Wait a minute, who is EsTaa again?

You've probably met her, or maybe not. Known by her stage name Es Taa, Esther Karin Mngodo is a Tanzanian poet based in Dar Es Salaam. At the age of 10 she was encouraged by her mother to join the choir, which she did. As the youngest member at the time, Es Taa started off as a Saprano and later on as an Alto. She recently discovered her Tenor voice in a band that ahe has been part of since 2006.

Not only is she a poet and a musician, but a journalist, a storyteller, a playwright, a social worker, a song composer and a woman passionate about her faith in God.

In 2011 she co-wrote a Musical 'Move: The Time is Now' that was staged at The National Museum Theatre in Dar Es Salaam. She recently performed her original poems at The Smart Partnership Dialogue Meeting held in Dar es Salaam that was attended by Commonwealth Heads of States and different dignitaries. Alongside Poet Haji Gora and Author Allistair Hazell, she shared her work at Jahazi Jazz and Literary Festival in August 2013.

Using her own life experience, Es Taa’s passion is to unearth matters that people would rather not talk about openly, to bring healing through authentic lyrics that have been birthed through her own quest of life's purpose. She also seeks to use art as a tool of social change by addressing issues of human rights and social justice in a way that people can relate to.