Breaking Ground in Finland


Black British Poetry at AfroeurAfropeans_2017ope@s & Fest Afrika

Thursday 6 July

Join five poets who are currently lighting up British stages for a night of dynamic poetry. From the personal to the political, thought-provoking to tear-jerking, their poetry is as wide-ranging and diverse as the African diaspora.Roger Robinson, host for this special evening, will read and introduce Zena Edwards, both of whom have mentored many younger writers. He will also welcome up-and-coming poets Vanessa Kisuule, Solomon O.B and Yomi Ṣode. It promises to be a night of unforgettable lyric verse.
Tickets: 10€ on the door only.

20.00 DJ’s

21.00 Yomi Sode (UK)
21.20 Vanessa Kisuule (UK)
21.40 Solomon OB (UK)
22.00 Zena Edwards (UK)
Hosted by Roger Robinson


Fri & Sat tickets also available at the door!

Roger Robinson brings his Dub Poetry Show to Tampere

Friday 7 July

Part of Legendary Night, bringing to the fore Roger_cover_600pxthe people who brought African music to Finland. As Finland is celebrating its 100 years of independence, we want to show the history of African music in Finland by recognizing the local legends.

Tickets: 19,50€ Tiketti / 22€ at the door (FRI + SAT tickets 35€ from Tiketti!)


21.00 Roger Robinson (Dub Poetry Show)


23.30 Damily (MG)


This programme is organised by Speaking Volumes in collaboration with Fest Afrika festival and Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe – sixth biennial network conference at University of Tampere. It is supported by Arts Council England and Coastal Carolina University.

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