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, 2020-06-11, 8:30 PM

Opposites attract: the various different styles, languages and forms of poetry and jazz meet this evening to take us on a fascinating journey.

Opposites attract – here too. In a video specially produced for the poesiefestival the artists set to music their own texts and those of others as various as their music – from Plath to Rilke, from Rumi to Norwegian Christian hymns that transform into melodic Sufi texts, from jazzy Polish-German Blues-Rock lyrics to settings of the Italian poems of Sara Ventroni and Gabriele Frasca. The result: subtlety meets deep passion and earthy grooves.

The texts are read and recited in English, German, Pashtu/Afghaani and Italian. With German subtitles.

Curator: Ulrich Beckerhoff

Project organiser: Bettina Henningsen

The concert Lyrics, Sounds & Grooves is supported with the kind assistance of the Italian Culture Institute and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.