A child of the Youtube and Soundcloud era, Chmba draws inspiration from house icons like Kaytranada and Black Coffee, finding her niche in experimental, percussive electronic beats with haunting vocals that take listeners through a spectrum of emotions.
We caught up with Kyle Ramar Freeman who plays the lead role of Usher in Queer Black musical, A Strange Loop, to talk about his love of performing and all the things that make the show so special.
British Ballroom pioneer and father of the House of Revlon, Jay Jay Revlon, has turned his sights to the stage as the creative director of Sundown Kiki Reloaded. In the following interview, he discusses his introduction to Ballroom, his wider relationship with theatre and why Sundown Kiki is a must-see show.
Azúcar, the latest novel by British-Ghanaian writer, Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a story as sweet as the title suggests. Set across the fictional Isle of Fumaz, Ghana and the USA’s ‘Sun Coast’, Azúcar explores themes of belonging, grief, legacy and community through protagonists Yunior and Emiliana. Ghana-born Yunior moves to Fumaz as a teenager, escaping […]
An AZ events guide to help you coordinate your Pride plans.
Too often, LGBTQ+ legends don’t receive their flowers until they’re dead (if at all). Despite the huge numbers of queer people making impactful moves in various sectors, we see the same names over and over again so it can be easy to forget how mighty our communities really are. To highlight some of the amazing […]
Flare 2023 presents a natural evolution of the boundary-pushing, global cinematic platform. Screening almost 150 works from 41 different countries (including 28 world premiers), audiences will be spoilt for choice.
Happy LGBTQ+ history month! At AZ, we’re using this time to reflect on all the incredible things we’ve achieved as a community, digging deeper into our histories, celebrating how far we’ve come and organising to go further. There’s lots going on this month that you can get involved with. For those who don’t know where […]
Some stories have a spooky way of showing up in our lives exactly when we need them; Jessica George’s debut novel, Maame, is one of those stories for me. A coming of age tale with a perfectly imperfect protagonist, Maame holds a mirror up to the lives of Black British women anxiously treading the tightrope […]
Electro pop ballad, Uncontrollable, is the latest release from Zim-born, London-bred musician Prmse. After years of working behind the scenes in the industry, Prmse is making his musical debut with a bang. Here’s what he has to say about his journey, influences and building a creative career with intention: Please could you tell us a […]