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April 14: My first radio appearance, @ Radio Blau in #Leipzig

in Community/Culture / Entertainment/Philosophies
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

Invited by my friend and local celebrity musician Dolus Mutombo, I will appear on Leipzig’s Radio Blau Tuesday, April 14, from 6 to 7 in the evening. I’ll be on the multicultural show Zwischenraum, along with Dolus, now a regular contributor, and host Azzeddine Touggourt. We’ll be talking about this blog and what I hope to accomplish, as well as perhaps something about my native Brazil and other places I’ve been, and will play some diverse (including Brazilian) music on air.

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My funnest open mic experience in Leipzig and the Pushkin-inspired poem I read

in Arts/Culture / Entertainment/Leipzig/Philosophies
Poetry and prose

This past Friday marked the first time in five years (since I moved to Europe) that I read one of my poems in public. It was at the open mic at Poniatowski, a very successful evening that stretched long after magnetic, dynamic emcees Jolanta and Kapuczino left the stage. A few of us stayed on…

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Jolanta Drywa in English, Deutsch, Polski

in Leipzig/Poetry
Poetry and prose

Living life regularly in multiple languages – perhaps the epitome of what it means to be “glocal.” Leipzig-based Polish-born dynamo Jolanta Drywa does this as a translator and mediator in Polish-German relations. She does this also as an artist and arts promoter in the Leipzig scene, besides her general interactions with international people. As you will see here, she…

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Confessions of a voiceover artist-turned-entrepreneur

in Arts/Leipzig
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf
Leipzig city center. Photo: Stefan Hopf

“The weird thing about voicing an advert is that at the point you think you sound ridiculous, you are actually about right. What you hear in your head sounds so over the top, but when dropped into the mix of images and music, it just fits. Voice artists live in a world of make believe and yet must believe in it with absolute honesty.”

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