Diamond Williams Live blogging: Women who rock; Feminista Encuentro

Diamond Williams

Live blogging: Women who rock; Feminista Encuentro

We are setting up for the feminista encuentro were setting up right now testing the music Taki Amaru, Ana Gabriella Cano. Michelle introduces that this is the 2nd feminista encuentro which is a dialogue. Kiyah. Encuentro is a dialogue. Michelle Passes the mic to Ana. Spreads art. Talks a lot about politics, music. Asks if anyone has questions. Taki says that she is happy to see us here. She said everyone is looking cute and says thank u for the encuentro that they already had and able to transmit her music as a rapper and use it as a channel the story is about being runa. Another person: Hello to the guys and the girls I have to speak in Spanish and wish she could talk the language of her blood she admires Taki so much bc she has found an identity and knows quechua. Her grandma belonged to the Andean land. She’s lesbian and feminist and has been undervalued and was treated as poor used hip hop to spread she is really happy to connect with us. There is a big responsibility about not forgetting that the education comes from the social work and the community and what the people have been doing in the streets it is feminism bc it is about changing things not just abortion. She is happy to see that most of us are women it is an important time bc we are empowering ourselves. She is a rapper bc she felt rejected from theater she is thrilled that women have accepted and rejected the fight that we have been feeling in our bodies. If we are in war she is giving her best battle bc her lyrics may be harsh ^ kiyah. Jessica she is 26 and is happy to be with us. She is really happy to show us her hip hop bc she can complain about the struggle that is going on. She has been doing it for 10 years. She takes the mother’s message from the warrior women. Kiyah:: Question: how did you get to this point? It has been a quest through the body bc women’s body is subjective to a certain look. For showing body for feeling that she could be violated and things could happen to her. Not as a weak or specialized body but as a strong speak body, that’s why she started in theater bc that’s what she most liked. It was a working to but not a quick to. She started freestyling bc. She likes rap and people have requested her. It worked better with rap. She is thankful for the valley and south rap movement bc they gave her a space and started presenting in those places. Quito was divided in neighborhoods she started in the south. It is a ghetto hip hop. Through the people she started knowing in the other valleys. When she is on stage she feels a magical connection with the public and has a commitment with the question to give a good message. Jessica:: The guys were the most. She is a ghetto girl. She started freestyling in grafiti. She met with girls that had the same interest and had the first girl hip hop group. The music thing is complex and it is hard to make a living. She has a lot to say, a lot hidden. Warmi rap. 2009. Question:: How does hip hop make a movement and not just an industry how to support if you do have money if you got money you can buy tickets and records she is a promoter. How to strengthen the female hip hop music. How can we make it stronger? Answer: Ana:: the hip hop industry has been monopolized. They don’t pay the artist. Show the art no matter what. Your investing time, electricity, transport, time with family. If their not getting paid they are moving the industry. Treating the artist how they need to be treated. Women are making it stronger. Question:: how is hip hop medicine in terms of gender? Answer:: kiyah: hip hop is for industrializing it’s a merchandised way of being. The way they see art is twisted. Art is politics. There is not political motivation. Doesn’t want to industrialize her art. The women in art don’t have the way to produce in their hands depend on other artist work on something else in order to produce the art. Motivation is not commercial it is political. Get in the industry with a feminist way of seeing the art. There is no feminist way of seeing the art. Fight over it and take it back. Spent too much effort in trying to be shown. Question:: why is it important to rap in Quechua and have a conversation with feminist from the US? Answer: Taki:: Rap is in every language etc.