About the Project

Buh-boom Went the drum Bass came in between Clack! Clack! Hit the hat Then came a dream … This quote from the poem Boomtwenth shows not only the versatility of its creator Checkmate Mido, a rhyming, rapping, storytelling and beatboxing poet from Nairobi. It also represents the diverse sounds of Nairobi’s Spoken Word Scene. Be… Read more »

About the Team

Olad Aden (Berlin) The German-American Olad Aden is a social worker, mental health therapist and DJ. After nearly ten years of professional experience working with mentally ill people and with “difficult” young people in Providence, Rhode Iceland, he moved to Berlin. Since 2003, he initiated there several hip hop projects, including GangwayBeatz and The Bronx… Read more »