Join us to celebrate the end of our two week festival with a closing night cabaret of music and poetry.
Diyo Bopengo is a Congolese from the DRC who grew up in South Africa and lives in the UK. He volunteers with Volunteer Action Sheffield and other humanitarian organisations. He is part of Good Chance Theatre’s poetry collective Change the Word and has co-published two of their anthologies
Ibrahim is a vocalist and Eritrean kraar player, composer and music producer based in London. Born in January 1975 in Kassala, a state in eastern Sudan, Ibrahim began his vocal training at a young age in three different languages – Arabic, Tigrinya and Amharic. Following on from successfully recording with the music ensemble, AfriCairo in Egypt, Ibrahim joined and performed with the acclaimed Nile Project in 2017, touring north Africa, US and Europe, including at the Barbican, London. In 2020, Ibrahim was a performer ‘in residence’ for St Ethelburga’s music and poetry open mic programme, Presence.
Jonathan Ip is a musical director, composer, performer and songwriter, specialising in music and songs with a narrative focus. As well as serving as Musical Director for Ondervinden, he is also the bandleader of Glasgow-based Funk band ‘Rambootan’.
Born in Ireland to parents of Nigerian and Guyanese descent has given me a beautiful yet complex insight into my diverse world and defined my identity.
My journey of self-awareness is heavily reflected in my poetry. I love scribbling my thoughts on paper and bringing those words alive as spoken word.
Performing at many spoken word nights in the North West has allowed me to connect with people from different walks of life. In February 2020, my work was published alongside 30 other writers in a Change the Word Anthology.
Now published, I would love nothing more than to further my career as a poet and have my own collection one day.
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