(1986, St Maarten) is one of the most promising young performers of today. UNOM (Untouchable Nobody Outplays Many) grew up on St Maarten as Jörgen Gario. According to him, he was inspired by his creative mother, books on philosophy, J.A. Deelder, wise sayings of Bob Marley, Bill Clinton and Gandhi, love and existentialism. In 2003 he wrote his first songs, exploring his musical and poetic limits. The rap with critical texts is a strong basis, but UNOM likes to push out frontiers. That's why he regularly participates in international musical projects. Late 2009 he took part in Change Beat in Tanzania with young people from all parts of the world played music together. During Winternachten he teams up with Hylke.(WIN2010)
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Where borders disappear, people draw new lines. Cosmopolitan cities, where many different people and cultures meet, give fertile ground to new artistic twilight zones. In an exchange programme between Amsterdam, Antwerp and Istanbul, writers look for the similarities, differences and developments of urban cultures. The Turkish writers Şeray Sahiner and Uğur Ziya Şimşek are now 'in residence' in Amsterdam. They will talk about Istanbul as a cosmopolitan transition area, about new borders, old laws and about which cultural dimensions they discover in The Netherlands. In Dutch
Pupils of two secondary schools in The Hague climb the stage and recite poems they've written. In the last few months poet Els Moors came to their classes and read poetry with them. Tonight Moors reads with pupils from the Rijswijks Lyceum and Scholengroep Johan de Witt. Host: Soundos. In Dutch
A programme on rule breaking heart and soul: Berber writer Mohamed Choukri from Morocco. In his autobiographical novel For Bread Alone (1973) he wrote about everything God had forbidden; his youth as a vagabond in Tangier, where he survived in a world of violence, prostitution, alcohol and drugs. When in 1973 For Bread Alone appeared in English, Tennessee Williams called it 'a true document of human desperation, shattering in its impact.' Morocco banned the book until 2000, three years before Choukri's death. Three Moroccan writers talk about the meaning of Choukri for them today: the poet Ali Amazigh, who learned to write in later life, just like Choukri, and who is now writing a confession novel; Naima Albdiouni whose debut novel Voyeur (2008) is also set in Tangier, and columnist Mohammed Benzakour, who, like Choukri, seeks controversy and pursues it. Host: Asis Aynan.