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AGF curates female:pressure awareness and solidarity campaign: Rojava

Female:pressure awareness and solidarity campaign for the cantons of Rojava in northern Syria

Antye Greie-Ripatti aka AGF has curated a female:pressure campaign called #Rojava to raise awareness and show solidarity to the cantons of Rojava, a de facto autonomous region in northern Syria that promotes social, racial and ethnic justice, religious freedom, ecological principles and gender equality. Female:pressure will also be presenting “Music, Awareness & Solidarity For #Rojava” as a panel discussion at Berlin’s CTM festival at Kunsthaus Bethanien on 6 February. Panellists include Hevî, Ipek Ipekcioglu, Sky Deep, Annie Goh and AGF.

“With a series of music, media and sound art to listen, dance and fight to, we would like to send our love and strength to these women and spread a positive message in support of their efforts,” explains the collective.

The call for submissions of works supporting the campaign has now closed, and the final publication of entries for the project is planned for International Women's Day on 8 March 2016. A selection of 25 entries can be heard via Soundcloud.

“Thoughts On Rojava” by AGF, featuring Zeynep Kurban, Dilar Dirik, Zaher Baher, Havin Guneser and Memed Aksoi

“Woman & The Gun” by Sky Deep, featuring Hevî

More information can be found at female:pressure.