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PLU Open Mic featuring Andre K’por

March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

PLU is excited to feature Bosnian multimedia writer and artist Andre K’por this week at Open Mic. For everyone else, sign up is free starting at 20h – first come, first served! Sing, read, play, do the jig: the stage is yours. No rules, no limits: no silly bells and whistles.

Andre K’por was born in the city of Sarajevo (Bosnia) a couple of years before the Balkans war, and has lived a relatively nomadic life since. Having spent most of his childhood in the cultural circles of Zagreb (Croatia), consuming comics and books aplenty, he was set off on a path of incessant writing and drawing. His first illustration commission was for a front cover of a collection of fantasy short stories with an undertone of philosophical musings, when he was only nine years old. The publisher failed to pay him the agreed fee, and instead he got the equivalent money’s worth in a large stack of graphic novels.

After moving to Dublin (Ireland) at the age of twelve, Andre spent a few years becoming comfortable with writing in the English language before starting to perform his poetry work regularly in front of audiences from age fifteen. He also began expanding from illustrative work to other mediums including photography, film and multimedia.

In 2009 Andre became a member of the board at Exchange Dublin, a cooperative arts space in Dublin’s Temple Bar district. Here, he was instrumental in facilitating many workshops and events, as well as co–founding the Exchange Words group. The same year, he began a long–held tenure at Electric Picnic, Ireland’s biggest music festival. This led to his involvement in numerous other festivals, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Scroobius Pip, Kate Tempest, and the Alabama 3. He graduated in 2012 from IADT Dun Laoghaire with a BA in Visual Communications, since then working in various capacities as a facilitator, curator and designer. His grad show project was taken up by a bookings agency and went live that same year, still continuing to this day.

Andre has established a distinct range of performance styles adaptable to a variety of settings, from the most prestigious festivals, to the dingiest basements. He is currently part of the independent U.S. record label Citizen Soldier Entertainment, which he joined in 2013. He has performed extensively across Ireland, the UK and Europe, and runs a regular poetry and hip-hop showcase called LOQ. Work also published in numerous magazines, anthologies and fanzines, and regularly on The Bogman’s Cannon, Ireland’s most widely read online literary journal.

Details

Date:
March 24, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Organizer

Paris Lit Up
Email:
info@parislitup.com
Website:
http://parislitup.com

Venue

Culture Rapide
103 rue Julien Lacroix
Paris, Ile-de-france 75020 France
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Website:
http://culturerapide.com
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