Thu 20 Aug 6.30PM: Through the Lens of Hip Hop + short

THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 6.30 pm at the RIO CINEMA 

THE LADY OF PERCUSSION & THROUGH THE LENS OF HIP HOP: UK WOMEN

+ performance by rapper Pariz-1 and panel discussion with directors of ‘Through the Lens’, Silhouette Bushay and Samantha Calliste; rapper Pariz-1; and DJ and writer Chardine Taylor-Stone. Chaired by Jessica Horn (African feminist activist and writer).

The Lady of Percussion (La Dama de la Percusión) UK PREMIERE

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Directors: Rakel Aguirre, Alina O’Donell and Karla Díaz Montalba / 2014 / Cuba / Rating: U / 11 mins

Documentary short about Deborah, a percussionist from Old Havana, Cuba who has had to fight to be part of the world of the batá drum, an instrument traditionally only played by men.

Through the Lens of Hip Hop: UK Women

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Directors: Silhouette Bushay and Samantha Calliste / 2014 / UK / Rating: PG / 56 mins

Through the Lens of Hip Hop: UK Women is a documentary on women from the UK hip hop community. It touches on issues of feminism, identity, race, hip-hop education, women in the music industry and more. Presented in insightful personal narratives/reflections through intergenerational interviews, this film explores the much obscured but very present feminist hip-hop sensibility in the UK.