After an amazing two days with lots of interesting presentations, discussions, new ideas, and new friendships, we would like to share with you a few impressions from the 2016 workshop on "Orality, Performance and Diaspora Studies". These were two inspiring days for us and hopefully for all the presenters, performers and honorable guests as well. We are looking forward to developing your and our ideas in the years to come and wish everyone best success for their future. We hope to welcome you again in our wonderful city Hamburg. Stay tuned for upcoming events!