We The People Poetry Night

Price including €2,00 service costs

Doors 20:30-21:00
Show 21:00-23:00

The address for entrance to this event is IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam

Parallel welcomes back the Amsterdam-based cultural and creative platform, We The People, to continue the celebration of their 5th anniversary this autumn. After a sold out edition in September, you don’t want to miss this!

To commemorate the occasion, We The People are back for another edition quenching your poetic thirst and fulfilling your poetic appetite, with a line-up of poetry, spoken word and music serving up food for thought and soul. On top of that, you can serve some moves to smooth and funky rhythms played by dj BKK.

Accompanying the main programme is the opportunity for visitors to take part in the open mic. Registrations open November 3rd via this sign up form.

The event is hosted in English, but performance languages vary. This event is wheelchair accessible.

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YOUANDI, a native of Amsterdam with roots spanning from South America to Europe, brings a unique sound that blends contemporary, cinematic, soul-driven R&B with experimental elements. Her voice and lyrics exude mystique lightness, offering playful and occasionally melancholic storytelling. YOUANDI's music serves as a reflection of her innermost thoughts, inspired by her subconscious observations of the world around her. She made her debut in 2018 with the Dutch producer Chalé and has since added several projects to her repertoire. Her latest debut album isaidtome is now to be embraced on all streaming platforms.


Mr48barz started out as an emcee opening up for the likes of acts such as Method Man, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and other groups. He made the transition from rap to poetry which in itself was a small step to take and to share his views in the form of spoken word!


ZULU GREEN is an Amsterdam based multi dynamic artist who uses their voice as their instrument. ZULU' stands for the black heritage and 'GREEN' represents the Green heart chakra, because "Everything comes from the HE.ART" Just like ZULU identifies as genderfluid, their music is also genrefluid, which means they are constantly evolving and drawing inspiration from a variety of creative influences. 

The ZULU GREEN experience is a paradoxical journey through the beautiful complexities of life. It is an experience that is both "woke" and whimsical, a fusion of conscious thought and the exploration of life's more lighthearted aspects. Their art is a celebration of love, a reflection on the things that irk them, and an exploration of the dualities that shape our existence.

In the realm of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Futuristic Soul, ZULU GREEN's music transcends boundaries and challenges preconceived notions. Their sonic creations are a testament to their constant quest for balance, always seeking the middle ground where art meets life, seriousness meets humor, and boldness meets vulnerability.

Amby Cheneylise

Amby Cheneylise is a MC, Spoken Word Artist, Numerologist & Community builder. Contributing to the collective shift in consciousness through Rhythm, Art & Poetry. Her lyrics and poems are about personal experiences surrounding identity development, self-love, Indigenous roots and soulsearch. She brings you Spiritual Hiphop on a boom bap sound with neo soul and funky melodies. A humanitarian at heart thus her music is a reflection and motivation for anyone struggling with self-acceptance and finding balance between a higher purpose and keeping both feet on the ground. Known for her funky flows and digestible food for thought. 'I am another you'.

Amber Paris

Amber Paris, 2 words 1 name, is a New Yorker who's in constant reflection about belonging, desire, and acceptance. Her devoted journaling practice has taken multiple forms as her artistry matures- from classic hand written reflections to illustrations, and she's choosing to invite spoken word in this new season of becoming.


Smooth rhythms with sweet sounds, and the feeling of mellowness, Bkk's music is an invitation to his lyrical world. This songwriter, rapper, and DJ depicts the complexity of modern love, its nostalgia, and the intricacy of thoughts and feelings in an unstable, hectic world, (where confusion rules). From Port-Gentil, Gabon, and based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this incredible storyteller draws inspiration from a rich background and many cultures. Winner of the Grote Prijs van Rotterdam in the category Hip-Hop in 2020, he has since expanded his artistic footprint with his own community 'NO BIGGIE' which organizes Hip Hop & R'n'b infused events throughout the city of Rotterdam.


To help keep Parallel a safe and respectful space where people feel free to be their entire selves, please familiarise yourself with the House Rules prior to your arrival.

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Moments from the previous edition