They performed at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Brooklyn on Nov. 24. They know my brother Baratunde (baratunde.com)
Here’s what’s on the Nuyorican website: DOUBLE DUTCH: Straight from Holland is an evening full of female performance poetry by Kirsten van den Hul a.k.a. The Change Agent and Najiba Abdellaoui.
These two Amsterdames who are in NYC for the 400 years Amsterdam-New York celebrations won’t leave a subject untouched as they jump, twist and turn the tight rope between language and poetry, ego and selflessness, impressions and facts to drop their intercontinental universal message.
Here’s a taste (audio files) of some of my favorites from that night. (some of the titles I didn’t catch so I made them up so I could remember them – sorry Kirsten and Najiba)
Finding artists who can tell it like it T-I-is is rare nowadays. Feel the smoothness of their delivery. The silky caramel and hot iron of their interplay.
Now tell them what you think.
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Kirsten van den Hul a.k.a. The Change Agent’s blog
Najiba Abdellaoui’s blog.