Film still courtesy of Zandile Tisani

Femme in Music: On Tour with Ikonika

A short film was put together on that time that London-based electronic musician, producer and DJ Ikonika spent in South Africa on a teaching and performance tour.

“I think females make the best DJs. Womxn are the best tastemakers to me” – Ikonika.

These opening lines encapsulate her approach to her music. The film sees Ikonika reflect on her time mentoring other femme-identifying people as part of the DJ workshops hosted by Pussy Party in partnership with British Council/Connect ZA. Those whom she mentored also reflect on what it is like to be in the industry in South Africa, as well as express what Pussy Party allows them to address. We see how the cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban are connected through these workshops and parties. The desire to create a platform for femme bodies in the DJ/producer role is mirrored in the film by only femme voices speaking.

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