RISE UP: POETIC MEMORIAL 2020
Sat 21.03.202018:00KVS, BrusselKVS BRAZZA
Rise Up stands for the city’s resilience, strengthened by encounters. After a trajectory of pre-workshops in various neighbourhoods, organisations and associations, participants from all sorts of backgrounds unite for a weekend-long multilingual poetry workshop, led this year by slam poetess Gioia Kayaga. The results of the workshops can be witnessed on 21 March in the intimate setting of our Brazza-bar.
Gioia Kayaga – aka Joy – might be a familiar face for KVS audiences after We Orchestrate Words (with the Brussels Jazz Orchestra) or SLOW#04 (with Rojo Cordova). The slam poet has had a fulfilling career thus far. In her creation Tram 25 she follows the tracks that connect trendy Elsene with the workingclass neighbourhoods of Schaerbeek, outlining the human mosaic of the city without overlooking beauty or hidden vices. In March 2019 she dropped the album L’art de la joie. Gioia is also the driving force behind Slameke, an organisation that produces open mics throughout Brussels.