Saturday, April 18: “Karli quakes” in big Leipzig street festival

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I’m super hyped about this Saturday. Karl Liebknecht Straße, known to many as KarLi – the main street in the Südvorstadt district where I live and one of Leipzig’s major nightlife strips – is expected to “shake” all day long this time. From 10 a.m. until late this Saturday, April 18, local spots will open up their

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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"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

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