New International Voices
Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo
This was a LIFT commission which was part of LIFT 2018
LIFT’s long-standing partnership with Battersea Arts Centre offers in-festival research time and space to emerging artists. Working with the British Council, LIFT 2018 invited West African artists Poetra Asantewa and Kwame Boafo to develop new work in their chosen art form, as well as having access to everything the festival has to offer.
Poetra Asantewa is a poet, writer, spoken word artist and vocalist from Ghana. Her work as a performer and youth mentor engages issues of feminism, inequality and mental health in her community. During her residency she will be exploring the contrasts and parallels between dynamic performance poetry and the power of static poetry on the page.
The residency resulted in an informal sharing of their works, part of BAC’s Scratch programme.