Storytelling Show: Onias Landveld / Roots and Cassava
Date: Sun 01.09 Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Roots and Cassava (Wortels en Cassave)
A story told by the first ever black Poet Laureate in the Netherlands.
Performed with a mix of storytelling, SpokenWord and Poetry, Roots and cassava tells the story of a man in search of identity in a (post)
colonial world where he doesn’t quite fit. This one man show explores among other things, his people’s origins and the genesis of his names.
Including his surname that sounds white, but by no means has a white origin. A name embedded in the identity of his marroon people, who fought to be free in a world where they were the commodity. Roots and Cassava weaves together stories of slavery and Onias his childhood.
Onias Landveld (1985) is a writer, storyteller, spoken word artist and the current Poet Laureate of the city of Tilburg. As an artist he has created exposes for the Dutch National archives and museums. He performed in Europe and the Caribbean at festivals, for municipalities and multiple institutions. Currently he
has a one man show called Roots and Cassave, wherein he entails the origin of his names and expresses his marroon identity. He mixes stories with poems to create a moving narrative.
Onias was born in Surinam, but fled the country due to a civil war in
1989. Since 1998 he has been living and working in the Netherlands again after moving back to Surinam in 1992.
Tickets presale: € 8,50
Tickets at the door: € 9,00
Ticket shop: https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/storytelling-show-onias-landveld-roo