Daréka performs his poetry since 2005 in France, then in the USA, and everywhere his feet can land on (around 18 countries now in 2021). He is now traveling through France and Europe, and the world when he has the time and the chance to do so, to satisfy his thirst for poetry. He hosted the most popular Paris poetry weekly venue, “Slam au Downtown” (now “Slam au Babel”), for two years when he wasn’t rocking the stage with his experimental fusion punk jazz spoken word band, La Bête Aveugle. He is now signed into the young and dynamic music label En Garde! Records both with his band and as a solo artist and continues managing the booking of international poets for “Slam au Babel”.
He is also currently an active member of the Paris unit of the Poetry Brothel.
In december 2018, he released his book «Tourbillons » (Whirlwinds), Xérographes Editions, in collaboration with Gaspard, a young graduate from the Beaux Arts de Paris. Both a collection of poems and a punk fantasy illustrations book, it represents an elegant synthesis of Gaspard’s strange universe and Dareka’s poems, once performed, sung, screamed, whispered or simply written without having ever been read out loud.
Just as his life, his poems are metamorphic animals, and he's a zoo keeper in hell. They are trees and buildings, little skeletons dancing under the moonlight, lonely kids lost in urban mazes, sewing needles stuck in his frail stupid little heart. They are maelstrom of rhymes, soda drinks in a night bar, for a drunken public. They are you, they are him, they are life and death kissing in a blink, but it does not really matters.