28th Jun, 2022

Festival celebrating powerful brown women coming to Coventry this week

Ryan Smith 21st Apr, 2022

UNAPOLOGETIC, a pioneering multi art festival highlighting powerful brown women, will be coming to Coventry this week for the City of Culture.

The ground breaking festival has been co created with local communities, providing a space for brown women to be their authentic selves.

Things will kick off at Belgrade Theatre on April 23 when TikTok sensation Prito Kaur will be giving a world exclusive comedy performance.

She will be supported by acts including Wolverhampton Poet Laureate Kuli Kohli.

The artistic expression of brown women will be showcased in two month long exhibitions called Joy and Nungi, which means bare and raw.

Joy is an open air exhibition where visitors can view commissions by new and established visual artists.

Nungi aims to disrupt narratives surrounding brown beauty, power, misogyny and colourism through a striking black and white photography exhibition.

There will also be a day time rave on Sunday May 8 featuring Bhangra, R&B, Bollywood, Afrobeats and Reggae music.

The rave at the HMV Empire will be comprised of an all female line-up, including BBC Asian Network’s DJ Kizzi, SM30 and Coventry’s Sisters in Dub.

City of Culture Trust producer, Navkiran Kaur Mann, said: “This festival is about celebrating Brown women as powerful, beautiful and joyful.

“From spoken word, to visual arts commissions, to a photography festival to comedy to a Daytimer Rave with an all-female line up, this festival is authentic in its representation of what it means to be a south Asian woman.”

Visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/unapologetic-launch-night-prito-live-uncut-with-guests/ to book tickets for launch night, or for the rave click https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/unapologetic-daytimer/.

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