ATTA DE TOLK
SPOKEN WORD ARTIST
Atta de Tolk is a versatile artist. As a spoken word artist, he is the grand finale at numerous congresses. By providing all attendees a mixture of emotions, humor and inspiration and suprising perspectives, Atta de Tolk reminds people of the core (message). As a motivational speaker, he is a highly confronting, realistic and flammable. His personal life experiences, and different social environments fuel his ability to bring different worlds together.
Atta was born in Damascus, Syria in 1984 and fled to the Netherlands with his parents at a young age. He ended up in asylum seekers centers and refugee projects. After his parents divorced he lived in a deprived neighborhood with his father. In this neighborhood, he learned about differences between different populations and social cultural spheres. Ever since, he has expressed his observation through hip hop and spoken word. Atta de Tolk is an artist and speaker who manages to turn the core of every theme into a living piece of art.
With his ability to summarize while bringing humor and confrontation, Atta de Tolk succeeds in astonishing people time and again. As a client, you determine the ingredients for his performance, but you can also choose to let Atta de Tolk hold up a mirror to your organization. Either way, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed. Clients such as ING Bank, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Oxfam Novib, Radio 1, The Municipality of Amsterdam, Amnesty International and McDonalds preceded you.
He uses his talent with words to inspire people and succeeds in this mission every single time.
Atta has an educational background in Social Work and community building. As a student he founded a youth talent center named OSSO and was later on appointed as Advisor and Cultural Entrepreneur for the municipalities of Dordrecht, Breda and Rotterdam. He published a book, Selfmade, about innovative ways in youth work. Atta hereafter became a board member and ambassador of the Netwerk Amsterdamse Helden (Network Heroes of Amsterdam). Ever since Atta has been doing everything in his power to bring talents and organizations together. Atta’s future aspirations are: taking spoken word to the next level internationally and turning storytelling into an essential part of the world.