Lost in Translation?

Waking up bright and early, SPOKEN WOR:L:DS participants Josefine Berkholz, Checkmate Mido and Poetic Bee appeared on national TV station, NTV’s AM Live morning show. The three artists talked about their craft and even inspired the host to freestyle to Checkmate’s beatboxing.

Splitting time between studio sessions and putting finishing touches on their new works, the artists prepared for the evening’s panel discussion on translation. Led by a moderator, the four-man SPOKEN WOR:L:DS panel had a discussion on (mis)understanding contexts and texts as well as the interpretation of intercultural experiences. It was highly interesting to hear the participants share recent examples of encounters and experiences from the past days during the project.

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Thereafter, a section of the group performed for the audience – some already with material newly created in the workshop. The following open mic was a great opportunity for young Nairobi wordsmiths to showcase their talents.

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Photos (c) Olad Aden