CLOSING NIGHT: No Woman Is An Island
20:00 Sat 19 Jan 2019
An evening of cosmic soundscapes and glitching polyrhythms, LSFF’s Closing Night showcases the black women artists of London synthesising Afrofuturism through their electronic experiments. Expect big vocals and irresistible afrobeats, underscored with atmospheric loopings and modular improvisation, diasporic electronica and sparse South African house. To accompany, the women-led music videos that have come to define the Afrofuturist aesthetic, from Janelle Monae to Missy Elliot.
NKISI (UIQ) (LIVE) Nkisi will perform an exclusive live premiere ahead of her album launch (7 Directions) in January 2019. Expect big vocals and irresistible afrobeats, underscored with atmospheric loopings and modular improvisation, diasporic electronica and sparse South African house.
SHANNEN SP (DJ SET)
Shannen SP is the co-curator and resident DJ at Corsica Corisca Studio’s monthly experimental club night ø, host of monthly NTS radio show I.D.S.T and on the Hyperdub books. Her sets are known for combining Afrofuturist beats with diasporic electronic music like gqom, kuduro and terraxo.
Xana is a looper musician and poet who combines looper techniques with freestyle rap, storytelling, sound experiments, poetry, beatbox and improvisation, taking inspiration from the spheres of Afrofuturism, Blaxploitation, funk and dancehall. As a sound designer, she has collaborated with artists in theatre and on film, including Cecile Emeke’s The Ancestors Came and Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz.
Sat 19 Jan 2019
A kaleidoscopic offering of Afrofuturist short works that take us into the orbits of the Cosmic Queens.
Sat 12 Jan 2019
A musical and visual journey into the unruly depths of sploshing.
Fri 18 Jan 2019
The visual history of underground electronic label, Hypderub.
Fri 18 Jan 2019
The Horse Hospital
A workshop in partnership with gal-dem looking to nurture the next generation of women of colour critics.