Archives: Speakers

Body_Mary

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Body_Mary aka Maria González Leal aka queer fat femme of color ist eine politische Aktivistin, die mit unterschiedlichen künstlerischen Performances die gegenwärtigen Machtverhältnisse und deren Ursprünge infrage stellt. Die Inhalte, mit denen sie sich auseinandersetzt, umfassen die Body Positivity Bewegung, Kapitalismus-/Konsumkritik, Sexismus, Kolonialisierung/Dekolonialisierung, anti-rassistischen und queeren Aktivismus. Aktivistin | Bloggerin | Workshopleiterin | Networkerin |

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Roberta Jordan

Roberta Jordan

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Musician, Sapeur & Strategist The East Berlin born Afro-German, worked as a bouncer during her studies in Arts Management and Design Thinking, then coached Executives and developed solutions for Global Players until she decided to live a life as musician, sapeur and activist. As one half of Berlin’s up and coming techno live act PHROND,

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Jenifa Mayanja

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Ugandan born Jenifa Mayanja has been deeply entrenched in the underground deep house music scene for more than 25 years since the early 90’s staking her claim in New York. Steadily rising through the ranks Ms. Mayanja’s profile has maintained an underground buzz that has her earned her a revered place in the house community

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Aérea Negrot

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Aérea Negrot is a multi-purpose, long-lasting singer-producer-DJ-composer-performer in a bottle. Just as her name is not simple to pronounce, Aérea Negrot’s style is not easy to categorize. Of course, that’s not to say that her music is inaccessible or obtuse, but rather that she has crafted her own unique approach, combining technoid grooves, operatic vocals

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Be Steadwell

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Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be transforms a blend of genres and personal stories with into what she calls queer pop. In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features her

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BVO

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Founded in 2011 by Georgina Leo Melody, mother of the House of Melody. In 2012 Georgina joined forces with Mic Oala and since they organize community events, workshops, panels, functions, and once a year the Berlin Voguing Out Festival with legends from N.Y., intense Voguing classes, lectures, film screenings, etc. BVO‘s aim is to introduce

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Mandel Turner

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Born and Raised in Brooklyn, Mandel Turner’s roots can be traced to The First Church of God in Christ gospel choir where his rich baritone voice was first discovered and nurtured. Later on the influences of early 80’s Club Culture and DJ’s such as Larry Levan, Tee Scott, Tony Humphries, further expanded the range to which

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Ford Kelly

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Ford Kelly has a multi-tool kit of creative talents weaving their time between art, music, design and organising. Whether it be illustrations and design, fashion design and editing or community organising and djing and producing they have a passion for all things d.i.y. As a DJ they play a mix of Afrobeats Hiphop and dancehall

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AS//IS

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Created after a chance encounter at a gallery opening in Berlin, as//is is the brainchild of two individual souls united. Ahmad Larnes, lead singer of the RnB pop act Schwarz Dont Crack and Steffen Sennert, producer extraordi- naire and Tour DJ, decided that their talents would match perfectly. It’s been less than a year since

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DJ Zhao

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Born in Beijing and based in Berlin, Dj Zhao is an anarcho-musicologist and rhythm ambassador, bringing a poly-cultural understanding of sound to his deeply percussive cross-genre sets. Not restricted by style or convention, Dj Zhao draws from wildly different times and places, connecting “East” and “West”, acoustic and electronic, traditional and hyper-modern, with an artful sense of composition and

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