Nyege Nyege Tapes & Future Female Sounds – sustainable artistic practice through collectivity

Talk
How can an independent music label survive in the machinery of the music industry? How does the concept of community support the idea of sustainable music practice and production?
20 Nov 17:00 - 17:45
Location: Ambereum

With representatives from Nyege Nyege Tapes and Future Female Sounds, we will address these questions and explore their common experiences.

Nyege Nyege Tapes and Future Female Sounds are two music collectives who practice strong communities and rely on this to navigate the global music industry. Both collectives are founded in value-based initiatives and share the idea and motif of creating and practicing a sustainable way of working with music.

Nyege Nyege translates to a ‘sudden and uncontrollable urge to dance’ which describes their practice pretty well. The Ugandan collective has a locally rooted sound mixed with electronic music, for instance trap, footwork, Tanzanian polyrhythms, Ugandan wedding music and hard trance. Nyege Nyege started out as a festival and has quickly grown into a huge community. Apart from the festival, the collective counts a label and, most lately, a training hub for aspiring artists.

As Nyege Nyege, Future Female Sounds is grounded in a strong community. The organisation was founded in 2017 by Tia Korpe to support greater representation of women and gender minorities. Now, Future Female Sounds has grown into an international organisation with over 5,000 female and non-binary DJs worldwide. Apart from being a community, the organisation is developing the Future Female Sounds Academy, a training course for aspiring DJs.

The panel is represented by:

Nyege Nyege
Derek Debru
Lola Lapiower

Future Female Sounds:

Maren Astrup
Aviaja Larsen

The language used in this event is English.