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Open Word vol. 2 - International - Host: Ian Keteku #spoken19


True to tradition the Spoken Word Festival hosts an open mic session called Open Word. This evening the award winning poetry slammer Ian Keteku from Canada will be your host.

Anyone with an affinity towards words, or who has words they want to express are welcome at Open Word. Brave souls will have the opportunity to share their poetry or stories, while anyone who is interested can come and listen, while taking part in a tribute to the spoken word. Performers may present in any language and any genre.

Ian Keteku is an Ghanaian-Canadian poet, screenwriter, musician and journalist. He has won the price and title as World Poetry Slam champion in 2010. Ian Keteku has since then published two spoken word-albums and now his first collection of poems. Keteku gets his inspiration from traveling through the African continent, but also and especially inspiration from the human relation to the world surrounding us. The genre is Afrofuturism combining science fiction and techno-culture with African roots. This permeates ‘Black Abacus’, Ian Ketekus' first collection of poems, which revolves around the themes existence, actions, love and hate, while time and room is combined to create new realities. Ketekus’ wish is to create a critical way of thinking for the reader and make them more aware of their own participation in the big cosmic storytelling with the purpose of creating a better understanding of your own existence.

Entry: Pay What You Want

Later Event: September 26