Lingua Franca is home to some of Cape Town’s top spoken-word poets who have performed on local, national, and international stages. Beloved by Cape Town for their authenticity, originality, and humility, Lingua Franca takes pride in its dedicated fan-base. Its fusion of multilingual and provocative poets with one of Cape Town’s most celebrated bands produces unforgettable and unparalleled experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Having performed in diverse venues like Artscape, Baxter, Blackbox Theatre, UCT, and many more, Lingua Franca remains devoted to promoting afro-centric art that honours South Africa’s oral traditions, gives voice to our communities, and embarks on innovation and newness.


Whether you want to feature some poets or the whole band, Lingua Franca is available for festivals, school events, conferences, community organisations, corporate events, and family functions (e.g. weddings, ceremonies, etc.). Our work touches on diverse topics such as love, heritage, motivational,  healing, community, social issues, family, gender, and much more.


BOOK LINGUA FRANCA TODAY! Simply fill out the contact form HERE, including a detailed description of your event, dates and other relevant information, and we will contact you promptly.