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December 20, 2012

Blaq Pearl

Spending a sunny afternoon with Blaq Pearl in Berlin was like having a virtual visit to her home in South Africa. As she does with her poetry and song, she paints vivid pictures throughout the interview about what her life is like with all of its richness and challenges.

During her visit to Europe in the summer of 2012, she performed often to stunned audiences that do not often see someone with such a wealth of talent poetically and musically.

Berlin longs for her return.

Short Interview

Full Interview


About the Author

Denise is a Guyanese-born, New York City raised, Berliner. She is a dreamer, writer, activist who sometimes bakes.



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