Onias Landveld

Spoken word artist

Onias Landveld is a playwright, creator and spoken word artist. In 2015 he won the Van Dale Spoken Awards for Storytelling. From 2017 to 2019 he was the City Poet of Tilburg. In the years that followed, he developed his craft, which resulted in ‘Wortels en Cassave’. A solo performance about identity, slavery, assimilation and the position of a black man in the Netherlands. Onias has participated in several exhibitions for the National Archives and several museums. He also teaches storytelling at Radboud University in the Netherlands. As a recording artist he has performed in Ghana, Nigeria, the Caribbean and various parts of Europe.