A bespoke electronic collaboration between fierce women artists from areas of conflict fusing sounds of hip hop, dancehall, reggae, techno, soul and electronica.
GRRRL is a collective of rebellious, independent, underground, revolutionary women who are promoting peace, fighting injustice and creating change through their music.
This extraordinary 2017 collaboration will be under the musical direction of Brazil’s Laima Leyton AKA Mixhell/Soulwax
Artists include Mercury Prize Winning rapper Speech Debelle, Zimbabwe’s Rapper Queen AWA – African Women Arise, the Queen of Brazilian Dancehall Lei DiDai, the Young Lioness OfAfrica Wiyaala, original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Soweto Nono and Bangladeshi vocalist Sohini Alam.
In Place of War is a powerful platform that allows voices to be heard & opportunities to be created, across the world in zones of violence & disruption.
We are delighted to be able to invite part 2 of the IPOW project, following on from last years’ phenomenal ‘Voices of the Revolution’ one of the stand out musical highlights of last year’s festival.
This is going to be an extraordinary Saturday night takeover on the music stage, if you like your music fierce and powerful, soulful and deep don’t miss this!!
Plus a very special event at this year’s brand new Festival Club a DJ takeover by the GRRRL collective Saturday 11pm-1am
“The project far exceeded my expectations in terms of the standard of musicianship and the deep personal bonding of the artists. I would like to see this project continue as I believe it is truly world-class.”
Errollyn Wallen, Musical Director for Voices Of The Revolution 2016, Belize/UK
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