Last but far from least. Denise Chaila could well be the voice of her generation. And every generation after that. What can we say here? We’re not even sure our words will suffice but sure look, we’ll give it a bash.
The Zambian-Irish artist, poet, singer and hip-hop artists smashed onto the scene with this Summer’s hit single ‘CHAILA’. Instantly turning her into a household name. But this is no overnight success story. Denise has been hard away grafting for many years. ‘Dual Citizenship’ proves as much. As does ‘Go Bravely’. And her collaborative work in between too. From ‘Sim Simma Soundsystem’ and ‘PX Music’. To her day ones ‘Rusangano Family’s’, ‘God Knows’ and ‘MuRli Bo’ too.
Described as a limber lyricist (NPR) who contextualises Irish hip hop (The Irish Times). Her music marries art with a passion for justice and social change (RTE). And her art has been performed far and wide. From the Barbican Centre to the National Concert Hall. Red Bull’s Free Gaff to every Irish festival under the sun. Well the sun does not attend Irish festival’s, but you get our point. She is a sound and sight to behold. And you can join her in all her glory on March 17th