Spoken Word Artist |
We asked Aseel how has she discovered and loved spoken words…
I can’t remember exactly when I first became interested in spoken word but in University I became fascinated with words and the way they could be moulded; how different people can use the same words yet the way they do it gives a different dimension.
I took part in a 5-week public speaking course where I actually found that I had a bit of a love for performing so I guess spoken word is where the two things merged for me.
What I am adamant about is that I don’t want to perform for the sake of performing, I will only do it if I feel there is some benefit, something that I can give to those who are listening. The Quran and the Seerah are of course a big source of inspiration to me, as I’m sure it is for every Muslim; so what I aim to do is to try to bring the beauty of their messages to the audience in a different way, in the hope that a heart-string is pulled, that an eye is opened, and that a mind remembers, the gravity of what we have been gifted.