Presenting DExZA: Berlin|Joburg Poetry and Music Exchange

The Word N Sound Live Literature Co., in partnership with Literaturwerkstatt and No Boundaries e.V. are proud to present DE x ZA, an international, inter-lyrical music and poetry exchange program between Johannesburg and Berlin.

DExZA original

The Word N Sound Live Literature Company has partnered with Literaturwerkstatt and No Boundaries e.V. in Berlin to bring 10 poets across 2 cities together to explore and exchange various avenues of spoken word through a series of workshops, concerts and collaborations which will all be documented in a CD.

Make sure your October 2015 and October 2016 are open.

DExZA is a project by No Boundaries e.V. and Word N Sound Festival. In cooperation with Literaturwerkstatt Berlin. Sponsored by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, German Foreign Office/German Embassy Pretoria, Goethe- Institut Johannesburg, Goethe-Institut Head Office Munich, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

More information on dates, times and venues will be made available in the near future so keep your eyes glued to this website and our various social media platforms.

In the meantime, here is a little something on our partners. Don’t say we never told you.

Literaturwerkstatt Berlin
hosts what must be the world’s biggest online collection of international poems – lyrikline.org all complete with audio files by the poets themselves.
The organisation is dedicated to promoting literature. Not just any literature, though – national and international emerging writers, and poetry in particular.
Its origins date back to the civil rights movement at the end of the GDR (German Democratic Republic), when activists occupied the East German writers’ association clubhouse, a villa in nearby Pankow.
In 2004 it moved to a cosy corner of the Kulturbrauerei. Part of the Literaturwerkstatt’s mission is to promote poetry in combination with other arts and media; a very innovative and forward-looking undertaking.

No Boundaries – Literature . Music . Arts e.V.
Creates, manages and organizes events that aim to break down any form of “mental” boundaries and/or limitations.
Founded in 2013, where music embraces literature, and artists are invited to participate within workshop settings, with dialogue as the core principal of their projects.
The organisation believes in the idea of connecting the arts with the ideas of young people and/or individuals who are involved in social programs and who therefore tend to fall out of art projects which are currently being developed or offered to the public.

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