GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music brought together by In Place of War. GRRRL fuses together sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica.
GRRRL is directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (MIXHELL/ Soulwax) and features an eclectic mix of influential artists including Mercury Prize winning rapper Speech Debelle, Queen of Brazilian Dancehall Lei DI Dai , Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen Awa Khiwe, Young Lioness Of Africa Noella Wiyaala, Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town Nono Nkoane, British Bangladeshi singer Sohini Alam and electronic artist/synth player from UK/Ghana Afrodeutsche.
SHUNAJI - "Born in Lagos, raised in Rome and now based in London, Shunaji boasts that most rare, vital quality in an MC: a distinctive, ear-pricking sense of flow. Her influences range from hip-hop to folk and ambient. For her, this means working to build up a style that draws on a wider spectrum of sounds. Taking cues from the likes of Andre 3000 and Missy Elliott, she looks to strike the elusive balance between lyricism, rhythmicality and character." - Gilles Peterson's Future Bubblers