Music and poetry as a means of self-empowerment

1st December 2020, 5 pm CET

The musicians Joram Bejarano and Kutlu Yurtseven from the band Bejarano & Microphone Mafia and the Rwandan musician and spoken word artist Kivumbi King talk about the role of poetry and music in remembering and dealing with the past.

This histoTALK was recorded before release and should be viewed in the context of the music videos of the artists. For more information click here. 

Music video: Music is my weapon

In this piece, Kivumbi King explores how music enables him to deal with his and his country’s past by embracing, and learning from it.

This video was created in preparation for the histoTALK “Music and poetry as a means of self-empowerment”. It should be viewed in the context of this histoTALK, which brings together different perspectives to discuss the role of music and language in remembering and dealing with the past. For more information click here.

Music video: Love this life

This video gives an impression of stage appearances and readings by Bejarano & Microphone Mafia.

This video was created in preparation for the histoTALK “Music and poetry as a means of self-empowerment”. It should be viewed in the context of this histoTALK, which brings together different perspectives to discuss the role of music and language in remembering and dealing with the past. For more information click here. 

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