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April 2014

SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – Concert!!

April 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuvrystr. 7, Berlin, 10997

All artists will be on stage for a final concert, launching new tracks, new songs, new poems!!   The income will be sponsored to the project of Maono Cultural Group: the creation of a sound studio in Dandora, Nairobi.

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SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – Culture as a bridge

April 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Werkstatt der Kulturen,
Wissmannstr. 32, Berlin, 12049 Germany

Which role does culture play in Nairobi and Berlin? What is the importance of cultural education in Kenya and Germany? The social workers MC Kah (Nairobi) and Olad Aden (Berlin) will discuss the significance of arts in social work in both countries and confront their experience with the ideas of politicians and scientists. The documentary of SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – part I will be launched and allow a peek into the “making of” the documentary that will be launched online in…

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SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – spoken poems

April 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Literaturwerkstatt Berlin,
Knaackstr. 97, Berlin, 10435 Germany

What happened during the translation workshops in Nairobi and Berlin? Which were the results, which were the obstacles, what was exciting about the encounters in the two cities? The Artists will perform the recent results of the translation workshop which takes place in Berlin and talk about the experiences they had with this project.

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SPOKEN WOR:L:DS Opening event and CD Launch

April 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Schumannstr. 8, Berlin, 10117 Germany

The opening event of SPOKEN WOR:L:DS includes discussions, performances, interviews with the artists and finally launch the CD that has been recorded in Nairobi in November 2014

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Other Sheep Africa!

April 6, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Waschbar, Berlin, Germany

An installation curated by Christian Filips “Thou preparest a table before me, in the presence of mine enemies” (Psalm 23): As a preview of the Spoken Wor: l: ds project in Berlin, the poet Christian Filips creates a poetic installation to walk in at Uferhallen, Wedding. There will be ritual music, deep thinking and worrying gaps, a live broadcast of the service at  the Other Sheep Africa community in the slum Ngando in Nairobi – and at the end a…

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SPOKEN WOR:L:DS – Live & Loud in Nairobi

November 15, 2013 @ 8:30 pm
Tree House,
Museum Hill, Westlands
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If you’re a big fan of Hip Hop, Poetry and Spoken Word then you can’t miss this show that showcases the very best talents from Nairobi and Berlin. It is the big wrap up party for the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project, an international literature exchange. There shall be a FREE shuttle to town from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am, so bring your dancing shoes! Entry: Free Event on facebook

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Lost in Translation? Panel discussion, performances & open stage

November 13, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Goethe Institut,
Maendeleo House
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Does translation open up new frontiers for art or does it lead to the loss of context and the purity of the work? Join 16 poets, spoken word and rappers from the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project (that draws artists from Nairobi and Berlin) as they discover and debate the joys and challenges of translation and the translatability of lyrics. They shall also share their experiences of the project as well as subsequent performances. Rappers, Poets, Spoken Word artists are very welcome…

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Kwani Open Mic: Special Edition

November 12, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
IMAX Kenya,
Mama Ngina Street
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  Celebrating its eighth year as a monthly poetry and spoken word event held every first Tuesday of the month, Kwani Trust opens up its Kwani? Open Mic platform for the SPOKEN WOR:L:DS project. Breaking its tradition, this special edition of the Kwani? Open Mic will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and will only feature performances from some the 16 visiting and participating SPOKEN WOR:L:DS poets, spoken word artists and rappers from Nairobi and Berlin. Entry:…

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Tafsiri Elimu ya Hip-Hop

November 11, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Maono Cultural Group, Dandora

Exploring the differences and similarities among Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap, 16 Nairobi and Berlin artists will sit down for a workshop to discuss the same. These poets, spoken word artists and rappers will also share performance of their works. Entry: Free Event on facebook

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Street Poetry feat. SPOKEN WOR:L:DS

November 10, 2013 @ 3:00 am
Aga Khan Walk

This monthly event brings together poetry lovers in a spontaneous open mic event under open skies. It makes use of city pavements and the mostly-agreeable sunny weather to share the lyrical art form. On this Sunday SPOKEN WOR:L:DS is happy to be invited as guests. Entry: Free Event on facebook

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