Karaoke – spoken not sung!
In Speech Karaoke – as the name suggests – you choose a speech instead of a song! Our speech catalogue contains over 400 speeches in 12 different languages, mostly in English and Finnish. Speech Karaoke events are held most often in bars in a fun, relaxed atmosphere where people can participate in delivering or just listening to teh speeches ranging from the inspirational to disturbing profanity!
We have all kinds of speeches: political manifestos, big film speeches, commentary on the worlds events, historical and personal revelations. The events are hosted by a professional karaoke host and during the breaks our own DJ entertains the guests with some sweet chillin tunes.
Speech Karaoke started in 2009 and is a constantly expanding project by The Speech Karaoke Action Group (SKAG), a Finnish-German artist group.
Information for hosts:
When the Speech Karaoke-project arrives to a new city, local speeches are added to the Karaoke system. Speech Karaoke can be held as an club event or as a part of an exhibition, in which case the opening guests and later on the spectators of the exhibition are the ones using the karaoke system.
If you need press quality photos for marketing purposes for events, you can download them from our Gallery page.
Info for workshop participants:
The Speech Karaoke workshops are usually held one week before the speech karaoke evening. New karaoke videos are made based on the speeches brought by the workshop participants. Anyone can come to the workshop with a speech. We serve cookies, candy and coffee!
We want Your speech! The speeches can be relevant to local history, but it can basically be anything in form of a speech which has touched or provoked the participant.. For example your own wedding speech or your all-time favorite movie rant!
Our workshops are stress-free and we help our participants to design the perfect karaoke video for the speech of their choice. The highlight of the workshop process is the speech karaoke evening, which takes place after the local karaoke videos have been finalized and added to the system.
The Speechkaraoke project is kindly supported by KONE FOUNDATION as part of their Multilingualism and Art program stream.