This past Wednesday, Jhonel Hamani Kassoum began an accelerated course in slam poetry for migrants in the IOM transit center, Bobiel 2, funded by the European Union. In three packed days, Jhonel will lead a slam poetry workshop that goes through the rules of slam poetry and techniques that can enhance a poet's performance.
However, the value of the workshop moves beyond the mere construction of skills, to one of the great values of slam poetry: it allows the expression of all ideas and emotions. The goal of this workshop is to teach migrants how to express themselves and share their personal stories so that they can really strike an emotional chord with their audience.
The activity is funded by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.