The winner of Slamalamadingdong for April, wāni, performs ‘Silence’ at Slamalamadingdong on April 27, 2017.

wāni is a Congolese born, NZ raised and Melbourne based poet with a flare for spoken word. He uses his artistic abilities to serve as a platform in his commitment to the flourishing of life, telling of the untold, as well as the collective empowerment of those peoples too often marginalized and not often enough celebrated.

Benjamin Solah