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Michael Opara

Michael Opara (b Nigeria), also known as Doriansgrave, is a spoken-word performer and musician based in Bergen.

After initially studying chemistry, he switched his attention to art and has been a key member of the Bergen spoken-word scene for more than half a decade. He is the founder of Slam Poetry Bergen, and continues to host regular events promoting both local and international Slam poets and spoken-word artists. 

Opara is also a critically-acclaimed underground hiphop musician, performing as Doriansgrave. He describes himself as an artist who “minimalises the instruments and turns up the volume of the text”. In contrast to commercial hiphop, his aim is to create music which is multi-dimensional, fragmented and experimental. 

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