Synergy Music Video Premier
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5-7PM
Join us for an exclusive preview screening of the music videos from the highly anticipated album SYNERGY. Produced and performed entirely by Chicago Women, the album features Jovan Landry, Tweak’G, Tee Spirit, JuJu MinXXX, Sundé, Jade The Ivy, Sauda Muse and Glitter Moneyyy. The music videos were made by filmmakers Briana Clearly and Sonia Jourdain, with an accompanying all women crew. After the screening, participate in a discussion with the artists and filmmakers about the project and the issues it addresses. The screening is free and open to the public, complimented with light refreshments.
Presented by Jovan Landry, SYNERGY showcases Chicago emcees, producers and engineers who are women. Receiving funding from the WeWork Creator Awards, this multidisciplinary project has brought together women to to create without any male influence. In addition, SYNERGY breaks the stigma of the lack of while breaking the stigma or woman collaborating together in the male dominated industry. SYNERGY is expected to release on March 11, 2019.
The discussion will be moderated by host and comedian Tribble.
In Summer 2019 we will host a workshop series featuring the many skillsets that went into producing the album and music videos: project management, producing, vocals, and more! You can sign up for more information at the event.
Please note that both videos include profanity. One also includes a gory scene, but that is not explicitly violent.
Enter through the red door on Blackstone Avenue. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Come early and swing through Build Coffee to meet your caffeinated beverage needs. There will also be an indoor farmers market earlier in the day from 9-2.
To support this event or for more information, contact Matthew Searle at matthew (at) experimentalstation.org or 773.241.6044.
JOVAN LANDRY (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ARTIST/PRODUCER)
Jovan Landry is the ultimate triple threat. This interdisciplinary artist proclaims herself as the "1/3 Filmmaker, 1/3 Photographer and 1/3 Emcee" based in Chicago. She received her B.A in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago in 2014, and throughout the years worked with a number of musicians, artists, dancers, businesses, organizations and fellow filmmakers. Musically, Jovan self-released and produced her albums, and her lyrical, articulate and high energy performances are one to miss. In 2017, Jovan was awarded the Incubate Grant presented by WeWork Creator Awards, where she will produce her 5th album, 'Synergy', created exclusively by women in the Chicago hip hop scene set to release Spring 2019. Most recently, Jovan was invited return to Lagos, Nigeria for a 2nd year (as both a filmmaker, rapper & producer) to participate in danceGATHERING 2019, an “anti-disciplinary” experiment ensued that culminated in a 2-day contemporary performance street festival.
Loud, sexy, equality demanding, champagne guzzling, politically pissed Chicago based rap duo, GLITTER MONEYYY defies social norms. Queen Trashley and TayyySlayyy are femme rap powerhouses that cover issues ranging from dildos to punching Nazis in the face over bumping hip hop and trap beats. Sweet, rude, crass and outspoken, Glitter Moneyyy charges it's audiences to go out there and do something. Drawing influence from Run the Jewels, LOLAWOLF, their ancestors, Beyonce and the drunkest girl at the party, the duo has been lauded by Hustle Bones as “providing the party soundtrack while the whole world burns." Glitter Moneyyy juxtaposes being socially and politically aware with partying hard and chopping off dicks. Runner up for Best New Band in the Chicago Reader, which is #clit.
Sundé was born in the Dem Rep of Congo, raised in Rockford and currently based in Chicago while she attends SAE for. She would describe the music as a new age hip hop sound having influences from Andre 3000, Missy Elliot and acoustic artist such as Corrine Bailey Rae. Most tracks are determined by the of that current season in life. She started off writing poetry in late elementary which evolved into matching them with beats and released her first mixtape at 16.
JADE THE IVY
Jazz, Funk, R&B, and classic Hip-Hop are at the core of Jade the Ivy's unique sound. A gifted and inventive story teller, this independent rapper from the South Side of Chicago has been experimenting with sounds and clever word play since her youth, first using poetry as a means to express herself and share her story. Her lyrics run the gamut from triumph in love, to the agony of heartbreak, to taking the world by storm. She holds nothing back in her honesty on a track or her live performances. Her perspective on life is raw and real and there is no question that audiences can feel that energy every time she hits the stage. Jade released her first official EP "Euphoric Wasteland" in early 2017. Since that release, Jade has been captivating crowds with her infectious grooves in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
JuJu Minxxx, "America's Leather Clad Sweetheart" is a voluptuous Femme Leather Daddy, kink ambassador, and dominatrix rapper. She has aroused audiences all over the cuntry with her raunchy brand of rap-hop. Daddy Minxxx aims to make #noiseforqueers that reflects the myriad of ways there are to love and fuck in this world.
Tweak’G is a boisterous rapper and street activist from the Chatham/Auburn Gresham areas of Chicago. At a shallow glance, with a normalized lens of gender presentation, it is very easy to mistake Tweak as male. Tweak is adorned in tattoos and usually fashioned in Timberland boots, a fitted cap, and baggy denim. She is not only inherently unique in Chicago’s hip-hop scene and activist communities, as an unapologetic Black lesbian, she defies the typical idea of a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Tee Spirit is a 24 year old femcee from the west side of Chicago. Her interest in music was sparked via slam poetry and hip hop theatre. She is a Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble Alumni, former teaching artist, and activist. She invaded Chicago’s rap scene in 2015 with her hit single “Run”. Since then she’s featured on projects like 119 Productions: “Countdown 2 Midnight” mixtape alongside many Chicago navies including Noname, Saba & Mick Jenkins. After headlining and releasing a handful of singles in the city she recently gave birth to a babygirl. Tee Spirit hopes to release her debut solo project sometime in 2019. She is a force and doesn’t fail to captivate every audience she’s in front of.
Schenay Mosley is a musician/singer/songwriter/producer based in Chicago, IL. She moved to Chicago to pursue her education and dreams in music. In 2015 Schenay graduated with a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship at Columbia College with a concentration in music business. With a new focus on her solo career, she then started to sing backup and play for Chicago’s emerging talent including Adam Ness and currently sings background for Smino. She’s performed on national tours and festivals including SZA’s CTRL tour, Pitchfork Fest, Lollapalooza, Afropunk and many more.
Karla 'K. Flow' Sudduth is a Music Producer, Artist and Model from the south side of Chicago. Her sound is unique to her possessing elements of Jazz, Hip-Hop, Edm, Cloud Rap and Lounge. K. Flow definitely sets the mood with her chilled out vibe. Picking up techniques and sounds from her international stays, K. Flow brings an all new breath of fresh air to music for ears all across the globe.
Desiré Harriett-Ann McNeil, known professionally as _Qisum, was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She began her music career at the tender age of 7 as a drummer, pianist and vocalist at her childhood church. In May of 2018, _Qisum _Qisum obtained a B.A. from the State University of New York College at Oswego for Music & graduated from American University with an MA in Audio Technology and is currently breaking her way into the music production and audio engineering field. Aside from working towards her dream of being a music producer and audio engineer professionally, she is passionate about collaborating with musicians and artists of all different backgrounds. _Qisum has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys producing Hip hop, R&B, Pop and Afrobeats!
DJ SILENT HYPE (ENGINEER/DJ)
Silent Hype became a member of Blaqrock, a rap/rock band, in June of 2017 and but come the end of the year, decided to part ways to focus on her craft as a solo artist. Sireena became the co-founder of Good Show, founded in April 2018, a collaboration with Vicky Medina Multimedia producing exclusive music events.
PUBLIC CONVERSATION FACILITATOR
Tribble is a a stand-up comedian, host and radio personality. She is the creator, producer and host of P Power Radio, a podcast that shares the stories of revolutionary millennial women and the history of the world they are working to change P Power Radio has featured a range of women artists, activists, entrepreneurs and bosses from Chicago and beyond, and was listed on Ebony.com as 1 of 5 Black Podcasts to Have in Your Arsenal. Tribble emcees live events including a monthly womyn’s panel called Chit Chat with the Cliche’ Collective and trivia nights for Whaddayaknow Trivia Chicago, performs stand-up comedy at venues and curated events regularly, and appears monthly on Chicago Public Radio station Vocalo, as a panelist on The Morning AMp. Tribble is an outspoken advocate for Black liberation and women’s rights, and supports and advocates for the LGBTQI community in Chicago and beyond.