LADIES OF RAGE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SHOWCASE
The Moon, Cardiff
Sat 9 Mar
Cardiff’s club scene got a major kick in the backside when Ffion Wyn Morris set up Ladies Of Rage last August. A collective designed to showcase the talents of women MCs and DJs in Cardiff, Morris was inspired by the events put on by London-based Girls Of Grime, who she showcased as part of the Cardiff Music Women exhibition in Womanby Street last year and decided Cardiff could benefit in the same way.
“I wasn’t seeing many women being put on,” recalls Morris of her move to Cardiff from north Wales in 2013. “The only club nights I saw with a woman DJ was [Jessie Belters’] Doppler. I just wanted to help bring a bunch of women into people’s eyeline so that having more 50/50 lineups becomes less of an issue.”
Following the LOR launch event in December, the Ladies will be converging on The Moon for an International Women’s Day 2019 showcase. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “At this point in time we’re looking at twice-monthly cypher sessions, quarterly showcase events and then a host of tasty initiatives and projects in between.” With hip-hop to experimental electronica on the cards, names for the epic 4pm-4am session are still TBC right now but, says Morris, “they all pack a heavy punch onstage.”
Admission: free. Info: [email protected]
word Chris Andrews