Check out the Spraakuhloos spoken word series made in the light of these mural paintings

Spraakuhloos has offered a (traveling) platform for artists to work in a multitude of art forms for many years. Self expression, connection and inspiration are key to what they do. For their latest project the organization, which has its roots in Rotterdam, collaborated with POW! WOW! Rotterdam, and we’re pretty proud of that.

Spoken word artists MCJR, Chery Salinas, Geoffrey, Amara van der Elst, Tomáš de Paauw, Daniëlle Zawadi, Patrick Ribeiro & Tyler Koudijzer (Barguijs), Azula and Ivan Words all wrote poetry inspired by nine of the murals created during POW! WOW! Rotterdam in September. The beautiful video series featuring all their performances is available for your viewing as of right now.

From the booming liftoff to the call to keep building, and all inspring messages in between; they can all be streamed right here, or on Vimeo and Instagram te bekijken. Most poetry is in Dutch, but we think the cadence, feeling and imagery has the power to transcend many borders.

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Watch the POW! WOW! Rotterdam aftermovie!

This year, Rotterdam’s Afrikaanderwijk was once again treated to a multitude of street art by some of the finest artists to be found in The Netherlands. The remarkable week in which these works of were made, can now be relived in the film Rauwkost Collective made. It follows the many elements of POW! WOW! Rotterdam and the neighborhood as they unfold before the lens of photographer Mark Bolk, as he makes his through the neighborhood. See everything from the ‘Best Kept’ graffiti jam to the ’20 Vans 30 Cans’ exhibition, the many murals created in between, and much, much more. Hit play and tag along!

Camera: Lawrence Lee, Ken Stockx, Eddie Contento, Arjen van Doezelaar
Edit: Huub Verburg, Arjen van Doezelaar
Sounddesign: Arjen van Doezelaar
Grading: Guido Jeurissen
Music: David Doesburg
Photography: Mark Bolk
Starring: Mark Bolk, DazeTwo, Collin van der Sluijs, Naomi King

POW! WOW! Daily #8: The Final Day

The final episode of POW! WOW! Daily is stacked with highlights!  Rauwkost Collective captured the chill vibes at the sunny Afrikaanderplein, where the big reveal of the La Karavana double decker went down. They’ve also managed to shoot footage of the magical moment of Thomas Buyse and Jorien Hofman getting engaged at our festival (cheers, love birds! 😍) and the process of 20 VANS 30 CANS!


We hope to see you all again next year!
Love, Team POW! WOW! Rotterdam