8 Dec 2018
Maastricht, Working on Europe

What’s up Europe? – Spoken Beat Night

What does it mean to be European? And what's it like to grow up in England after Brexit? What makes someone European? During the first Spoken Beat Night in Maastricht, these questions will be explored by spoken word artist Jeannine Valeriano, guitarist Paul Palessen and two talented spoken word artists from across the channel: Madi Maxwell-Libby and Jacob Sam-La Rose.

Madi Maxwell-Libby is a comedian, a spoken word artist and a Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion who was commissioned by the BBC to write a piece about Brexit.

Jacob Sam-La Rose is a writer and poet of British-Guyanese heritage. Sam-La Rose is a prominent name in the UK youth slam poetry scene. His collection of poems Breaking Silence, which bring contemporary England to life, was met with praise. 

Language: Dutch and English.

This programme by Maastricht, Working on Europe was developed in collaboration with De Balie, which produces programmes about art, culture and politics