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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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Want to discover a new band?

in Music

If you want to be ahead of the crowd, you can go and check out Die DAMÄN before they become the next big thing. Because they could. Their sound, with Slavic, classical, Burlesque and rock influences, could very well catch on in artistically open-minded Leipzig.

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Mark your Leipzig arts calendar: Sofa Stories with singer, author, teacher (March 15)

in Arts/Dance

The life story of Naomi Susan Isaacs sounds a bit like a music biopic, except she has done lots of other things besides singing and playing music throughout her life, and didn’t end up in Motown. Naomi was born in post-World War II London, the daughter of a pianist and ballet dancer with strict rules about musical consumption (classical…

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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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Mark your Leipzig arts calendar: Leipzig Book Fair this week

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

The Leipzig Book Fair is taking place 12-15 March at the Leipziger Messe: “The Leipzig book fair and its reading festival ‘Leipzig reads’ are the spring events of the book and media sector. Authors, readers and publishing companies meet to collect information, to engage in exchange and discover what is new.”

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Dolus Mutombo

in Arts/Music

The music of this Congolese singer-songwriter turned out to be deeply relatable to me: musically, it reminded me of the instantly-cheerfulness-inducing Caribbean rhythms I had grown up around in Miami (I am thankful for transnational transfers); sentimentally, one of his songs, especially, gave a close description of a romantic situation I thought I was living with someone at the time.

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