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Poetry Jazz Wax & Gold

Poetry Jazz Wax & Gold

Poetry Jazz Wax & Gold

Poetry Jazz is a popular art form from Addis Ababa, bringing together poetry, language and sound experiments. With the help of “wax and gold”, a lyrical form of expression, the superficial, literally understood layer of “wax” conceals a often encrypted critique as a core of “gold”. The book documents six poetry concerts, which took place alternately in Addis Ababa and Berlin and gives voice to the artists in Amharic, English and German. It offers a glance behind-the-scenes at a compelling and resistant practice that addresses questions of importance across continents and suggests subversive methods to challenge threats to the freedom of expression.⁠

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