Closing Night Celebrations: Belinda Zhawi, Chelle OT, AGAMA and DJ set by Mwen
FRIDAY 5TH JULY
"The Ditch" Rivington Room. Doors: 7pm
Join Talawa as we close Talawa First 2019 with our final night of poetry, music and celebrations. Expect good times and good vibes.
'...' by Belinda Zhawi
'...' by Chelle OT
DJ Set by Mwen
Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean born writer & educator currently based in London. Her work explores Afro-diasporic research & narratives; how art & education can be used as intersectional tools.She was the 2016/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts Associate Poet & is co-founder of, literary arts platform, BORN::FREE. Belinda is the author of Small Inheritances (ignitionpress,2018).
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A poet, songwriter, actor and 1/3 of SISTREN podcast and movement, Chelle O.T. is a jack of many trades with plenty more up their sleeves (Making plantain chips disappear, being one). The Barbican young poet alumni's work explores familial dynamics, youth culture, identity and religion, from the perspective of an emo with a sunshine aura.
Mwen is a sound designer, music producer, composer, session musician and DJ with over 10 years experience working with sound. Mwen’s creative practice melds the worlds of music technology, electronic music, live sound and performance. Their compositions and productions have received airplay on:
- BBC Radio 1
- BBC Radio 6
- XFM, NTS
- Rinse FM supported by DJs including Rob da Bank, Mary Anne Hobbs and Tom Robinson and synced to TV and fashion film.
Recent work in theatre has included:
- Sound design, composition, and performance on Rachael Young’s ‘Nightclubbing’
- Collaboration on new works supported by The Almeida, Bush Theatre and The National Theatre.
An artist of Ugandan descent and raised in multiple cultures, Mwen is often drawn to collaborative work situated in exploring identity, narratives of self and the telling of diverse stories.