In Place of War presents GRRRL – an inspiring collaboration of sound by empowered, fierce, independent women from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music. A mesmerizing electronic fusion of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip-hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica; GRRRL is packed with purpose and has a message to tell.

Directed by Brazil’s Laima Leyton (Mixhell/Soulwax), the project features an exhilarating mix of influential artists, including:

  • Mercury Prize winning rapper – Speech Debelle 
  • Zimbabwe’s Rapper Queen – AWA (African Women Arise) 
  • The Queen of Brazilian Dancehall – Lei Di Dai 
  • The Young Lioness of Africa – Wiyaala 
  • Bangladeshi/British vocalist – Sohini Alam 
  • Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town – Nono Nkoane 
  • DJ and Percussionist from Venezuela – MABE 

Key Dates include:

  • 23rd August – VIP Preview at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London (invite only)
  • 24th August – GRRRL at Folklore, London. Tickets available here
  • 26th-27th August – GRRRL at Shambala Festival (Main Stage & Rebel Soul)
  • 28th August – GRRRL at Greenbelt (Main Stage Headliner)
  • 1st September – GRRRL at Soup Kitchen, Manchester. Tickets available here.
  • 2nd September – GRRRL Freedom Festival Hull (Main Stage)

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Supported by PRS For Music Foundation and Grants For The Arts, Arts Council England. 

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