Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.
Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.
Finding Sisterhood - a decolonizing and queer mapping of contemporary dance and performing arts
Ful is an art collective based in Sweden that was formed in 2008 in the shape of an art magazine. In 2010, it received the Best Independent Magazine award. The queer feminist magazine Ful was initially published in Swedish but given its growing popularity, in 2011, it started being published in English and distributed internationally to countries such as Germany, US and Japan. 2011 was also the year the art collective made their first exhibitions and later, in 2012, made their first performance piece as a collective at Stockholm City Theatre. In 2014, they made the anti-nationalistic performance Europa Europa with original music by the pop duo The Knife. The performance toured in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Mexico and US during the years 2014 – 2016. In 2018 the sequel, the performance Mothers’ Manifest, had its premiere and toured Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Mexico and the US during 2018 and 2019.
High resolution photos to be used in connection with the performance Future Memory. Please credit the photographer and performer. Photographer: Imre Zsibrik. Performer: Rani Nair.
Event dates: 6 & 7 november 2020 at Stenkrossen Lund
This project derives from a need and necessity to mobilize a movement or to name aesthetic practices that are flourishing and constantly contributing to the contemporary development of dance and performing arts, but rarely given centre stage and barely visible in our history and archives.
Finding Sisterhood wants to create a space, a platform and a practice that presents, makes and creates a further language for artistic practitioners who, instead of discussing whiteness and cis and heteronorms are in dialogue whit their own communities working with queer expressions, decolonizing actions or re-indigenizing art.
Rani Nair (choreographer and dancer) and Nasim Aghili (director, writer and performer)