4 Sep 2021
20:00 uur

There are about six thousand known languages in the world. Everyone speaks at least one of these tongues and many speak several. Language can unite but most certainly also divide. Tongues have been spreading stories for ages and will tell us new ones every day.

Through Tongues, a short multi-lingual performance with music, poetry and most certainly stories, we’ll explore together with writers and musicians how we move through our first, second, third and fourth! – tongues.

Robin Block will take us with poetry, soundscapes and song into the language and country of his ancestors, Indonesia. Iranian Dutch storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani is unsurpassed in his craft and for years has been a welcome guest on the Read My World stage. Percussionist Vernon Chatlein dove in the Zikinzá archive for stories and sounds of Afro-Curacaoan culture and Athena Farrokhzad found in Swedish a language to tell the migratory history of her Iranian family.

This programme is directed by Nita Kersten.

Read My World and the coronavirus

Because of Covid-19 and the safety for our visitors, on Friday and Saturday only so called ‘routes’-tickets’ are being sold. All routes exist of 3 programs.

– On Friday there are 3 routes (A t/m C) to choose from
– On Saturday there are 3 routes (D t/m F) to choose from

Donderdag (Opening Night)
All visitors will attend the same program, but will be split up at the festival entry. It will be a surprise who you’ll see!

Good to know:
– Each route has a guide who’s there for all information
– There are no single program tickets being sold
– You cannot combine the routes
– Route capacity is limited!
– There is enough time to have a break (or a meal!) during the routes