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 irresistible afrobeats and atmospheric loopings, 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)
NTS regular Nkisi will perform an exclusive live premiere ahead of her album launch (7 Directions) in January 2019. Raised in Belgium and now living in London, she’s a producer, DJ and the co-founder of NON Records, a collective of African artists and of the diaspora, using sound as their primary media, to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power.
SHANNEN SP (DJ SET)
Shannen SP is the co-curator and resident DJ at Corsica 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 styles 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. Xana has collaborated with artists in theatre and on film, including Cecile Emeke’s The Ancestors Came and Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz, and will be the sound designer for the theatre adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses.
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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.Sold out
Fri 18 Jan 2019
The visual history of underground electronic label, Hyperdub.
Fri 18 Jan 2019
The Horse Hospital
A workshop in partnership with gal-dem looking to nurture the next generation of women and non binary people of colour critics.