Slang Audio is set to launch their all female mix tape on 23 September 2011, Heritage day in South Africa. The album features some of South Africa's heavyweight underground femme fatale's and is aptly entitled the essential: Words From Her. Leading up to the event is a series of live shows that will give the artists some real time with their audience, and promote gender diversity in the local Hip Hop scene. The first of these shows will take place on Women's day (10th August 2011) in partnership with UNLEARN in Johannesburg CBD's Kitchener's Carvery Bar.
The Launch of the album has at it's core the fundamental process of engaging with South Africa's shady political history, specifically the struggles that women endured to secure equality (both racial and gender-based) in the face of a militantly racist, patriarchal regime. In conjunction with Keleketla! Library, a number of artists will facilitate workshops with inner city school kids to create artworks (audio, visual and tactile) that engage with these histories (or perhaps HERstories). An exhibition of these artworks will accompany the launch of the Album and the live performances.
In addition to designing the album cover, I have also been commissioned the task of creating promotional flyers for the show. I have uploaded the cover, and a flyer design is to follow... Keep your eyes on this post as this project appears to be growing in scope.