This Week

a brave new space

Using time travel and afrofuturism, Rasheedah Phillips and Camae Ayewa are creating a community space for women to be empowered using art and music.

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meet reykjavikurdaetur: iceland's female fronted rap powerhouse

Lock up your beats, Reykjavikurdaetur are coming!

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northern exposure

Everyone with fully functioning ears knows that all the good music can be found in Scandinavia. While it's typically always been Sweden the world has turned to for interesting new pop music, or melodic indie bands, or oddball dance bangers, that spotlight has started to shift a little further north over to Norway.

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five senses from my world: sarah hardie, artist

Five senses from London-based artist Sarah Hardie's world. 

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unruly body – the world of jamila johnson-small

In her own words, Jamila Johnson-Small is interested in dance as a “radical social proposition”. She means this quite literally. And in fact, this quality of “radicality” – a potent combination of power and resoluteness – is palpable in Jamila’s presence, both onstage and in person.

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sound of the underground – meet the female pioneers of beirut’s growing nightlife scene

In what was once a male-dominated world, women are invading the city’s dance music scene in radical ways.

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scent: a poem by yrsa daley-ward

Writer and actress Yrsa Daley-Ward chanced upon a spoken word poetry night in South Africa and turned her world around.

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the language of smell

The human sense of smell is perhaps our most powerful. Research has shown that we can distinguish between a trillion different odours, and maybe many more. Yet our languages tend to have only a limited palette of words with which to describe what we smell.

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all this panic: jenny gage on her coming-of-age debut film

We spoke to director Jenny Gage about the seven girls who star in her documentary film All This Panic and their experiences growing up, the imprint of New York City on their lives and the power of protest on young womanhood.

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