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In the run up to SLOW#03: KIN <> BRU on the 24th and 25th of November, Slameke and KVS organise an Open Mic at Kuumba, where we will unite the artists from SLOW#03 as well as everyone who feels like sharing a text or listening! 

SLOW (Slam our World) gives us a unique artistic perspective of our world. Slameke, Kuumba and KVS organise an Open Mic! at KUUMBA where we will unite the artists from SLOW#03 as well as everyone who feels like sharing a text or listening. Tell us your stories, your songs. It’s your turn to be heard! No excuses: performing a text = getting a free drink.

WHEN 10.11.2017 20:00 - 22:00
WHERE KUUMBA (Waverse Steenweg 78 Chaussée de Wavre, 1050 Brussels)
ENROLLMENT is possible until 10.11.2017 19:00 by sending a mail to Delphine.somers [at] kvs.be (Delphine Somers)

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An international guest will be invited to each SLOW session. Following several weeks’ residency in Brussels, s/he will share the KVS stage with local artists, in an attempt that is both heroic and vulnerable, to capture the colourful, multi-faceted soul of the city in verse.

For the third SLOW session, KVS is inviting a slam poet from Kinshasa: Do Nsoseme Dora. Slam is extremely popular in the Congolese capital – as a poetic and eloquent, but simultaneously powerful and urgent way for engaged artists to share their vision of society, daily life and politics with the audience. Slam exists by way of competitions and performances, and is a form that feels at once contemporary and age-old: it is reminiscent of the storytellers or griots who have fulfilled an essential role in oral culture for centuries.

Last summer, KVS travelled to Kinshasa with Pitcho Womba Konga and Roland Dumbi-Kabangu, two Brussels artists from the Congolese diaspora. Together, they worked with six slammers and six filmmakers. The result? New interdisciplinary cross-pollinations and a series of experimental video poems, in which word and image come together in the most exciting ways.

With Pitcho Womba Konga (BXL) , Do Nsoseme Dora (KIN) and Fabrice Kalonji aka MALABAR (KIN).