Spoken Word Artist |Public speaker |Workshop facilitator
For bookings and commissions: email@example.com
"Your poem has been on an incredible journey, everyone who has read it has been blown away by it's energy and uniqueness. It's brilliant. Not one negative comment. They all wanted it to be read by a voice from their own country. 😊
You have a rare talent..." - Top Banana
"Ever since I have been at the Roundhouse you have continued to blow me away with your incredible talent and last night took it to another level. You were absolutely fantastic, it was a really special night and I am so glad you could be a part of it" - Sasha C
Feedback from clients:
Abstract Benna is a South London-born Spoken Word performer of Bajan & Jamaican heritage. He started writing at the age of 8, inspired by his love for HipHop and storytelling. The ways in which words are put together to paint pictures and convey meaning resonated with him immediately which inevitably lead to him writing his own stories. From young his perspectives were shaped out of everything which gave London its stand-out reputation: crime, culture, history, community.
He was lucky to find a pen as his tool and words as his outlet at a time when friends and family were gravitating towards the streets; he has always and continues to share stories, life lessons, memories and emotions in his poetry from the place that shaped him into the person he is today. That place being: Brixton, South London.
Abstract Benna is tipped to be recognised for his poetic excellence and social commentary.
He has worked with award winning Spitfire Audio composer Oliver Patrice Weder, and been featured in productions by the BBC, the Roundhouse, Richmix, City Hall, Museum of London.
Spoken word has brought him commissions with familiar names such as:
Voice Over work:
"Are you a Ghost-Hunter?"
An Audio Trail of The Old Church
All you need is a phone and headphones to hear the stories of The Old Church.
To hear the voice over as you take the actual tour visit -
The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES.
Creative writing workshops
Abstract Benna works with schools, community groups, youth organisations and prisons - amongst others - to empower voices with something to say. He does this via creative writing, performance, Spoken Word, and storytelling.
The workshops enable participants to embrace their own unique personalities in a non-judgmental, creative and inclusive way.