Nairobi Meets Berlin: Sitawa, Octopizzo and Others to Perform at the Spoken Wor:l:d Event in Berlin

Spoken Worlds Nairobi Berlin

This is the second part of an events series started in Nairobi, November last year.

The idea behind the event, is to give spoken word artists from the two cities a platform to share their work with the world. The literary exchange project involved 16 poets, rappers and spoken word artists from both Berlin and Nairobi. Titled, SPOKEN WOR:L:DS, this event is the first of its kind between the two countries and takes it impulses from Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap—art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. The 16 SPOKEN WOR:L:DS artists shall select material from their counterparts across the seas to create new works in a translation that cuts across genre, language and technique.

The artists will be performing in Berlin for a whole week from 6th – 12th April 2014.

You can get in touch with them through their website, facebook or the Kwani? Trust.

Their performance schedule is as follows:

So 6.4. 10.00–14.00

Andere Schafe Afrika! – other sheep Africa!
Eine Installation, kuratiert von Christian Filips
Ort: Waschbar Uferhallen-Wedding
Uferstraße 8–11, 13357 Berlin
Eintritt frei
Anmeldung erbeten unter: andreschafeafrika@gmail.com

Mi 9.4. 19:00 Uhr

Festival-Auftakt

Performance, Gespräche und CD-Premiere mit Checkmate Mido, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Namatsi Lukoye, Sitawa Namwalie, Wanjiku Mwaura, Octopizzo, Poeticbee (alle Nairobi) und Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Birgit Kreipe, LMNZ, Joe Madog und MC Josh (alle Berlin) Moderation Priya Basil

Ort: Heinrich Böll Stiftung,

Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin

Eintritt frei

Do 10.4 20:00 Uhr
Das gesprochene Gedicht

Performance und Gespräch mit Josefine Berkholz, Checkmate Mido, Diamondog, Christian Filips, Billy Kahora, Birgit Kreipe, L-Ness, Namatsi Lukoye, Ogutu Muraya, Sitawa Namwalie

Moderation Antije Krog

Ort: Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, Knaackstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

Eintritt frei

Fr 11.4. 19:00 Uhr
Kultur als Brücke. Grenzüberschreitungen Afrika–Europa
Filmpremiere, Performances und Gespräche mit Olad Aden, Josefine Berkholz, Erko, L-Ness, MC Kah, Octopizzo, Christa Randzio-Plath, Wolfgang Schneider
Moderation Shelly Kupferberg
Ort: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln
Eine Kooperationsveranstaltung der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin und Gangway e.V.

Eintritt frei

Anmeldung erbeten unter: Forum.CY@fes.de

Sat 12.4. 20:00

Benefizkonzert »Dandora!«

Konzert mit Checkmate Mido, L-Ness, Ogutu Muraya, Namatsi Lukoye, Sitawa Namwalie, Wanjiku Mwaura, Octopizzo, Poeticbee (alle Nairobi) sowie Josefine Berkholz, Diamondog, Erko, Christian Filips, Birgit Kreipe, LMNZ, Joe Madog und MC Josh (alle Berlin) Host Pyranja

Ort: Lido Berlin,
Cuvrystraße 7, 10997 Berlin
Eintritt: €5

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