GRRRL - A Refutronic Choir
Sunday 15th October 4-4.45pm // Journeys Festival Weekender Manchester
Cathedral Gardens, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 3BG
In Place Of War, Journeys Festival International and ArtReach presents GRRRL – A Refutronic Choir – a bespoke electronic and vocal collaboration between 8 revolutionary female vocalists.
Directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax) and Manchester based electronic artist Afrodeutsche. The project features an inspirational line up of emerging and established vocalists including Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen AWA – African Women Arise, Sufi singer/songwriter Sarah Yaseen, Manchester based soul singer Tsana Osbourne, cultural activist and lead singer of Family Ranks Ruby Ann Patterson, founder of Amani Creatives Emmanuela Yogolelo, 18 year old Eritrean singer Neda Naser, Zambian singer Yolanta Johnston and Syrian singer Sham.
The women have one week to come up with an entirely new body of work which will be showcased at the inaugural Journeys Festival International Manchester Weekender. The tracks created through the collaboration will be recorded and produced in Blueprint Studios in Manchester and will be released and available to purchase following the end of the project.