Paradise Palms, Edinburgh
The Spit It Out Project is taking over Paradise Palms for an evening of empowering music and poetry, a DJ set and a raffle for everyone who comes along in support with many prizes including creations from Femme jewellery and our other partners.
Performers as follows:
Bee Asha Singh
Bee Asha Singh grew up between homes with her Punjabi father and Scottish mother. She is one third of the hip hop trio The Honey Farm, a Scottish female rap group that promote female confidence and egalitarian views. Her incredible spoken word tackles social Injustice, gender equality and talks about truth, openness and her own personal experiences with trauma. The young poet has done a lot of work related to using creative outlets to heal, working on the BBC documentary, Spit It out.
Lonely carp is a queer cabaret artist who performs songs akin to diary entries, that expose the deepest parts of the trans* experience. Vulnerable lyrics, ethereal piano, and playful ukulele come together to create a show that feels like being let in on a secret. By sharing our loneliness, we become less alone.
sarya AKA swoo
Sarya (she/they) is a Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter/poet based in Glasgow. Sarya’s music stems from the roots of spoken word, defined by powerful vocals that have honest and sometimes excruciating lyrics. At times experimental, Sarya likes to play with kitschy and electronic noises to make catchy and pessimistic songs about the worries of everyday life (sometimes, in the form of rap).
Iona Lee poetry
Iona is a poet, artist and performer. She was born in Edinburgh and raised in East Lothian by two theatre actors. Iona fell in to spoken word at the tender age of 17 as a way of getting in to pubs underage, later winning the title of Scottish Slam Champion in 2016. She is currently an illustration student at the Glasgow School of Art and fronts a beat poetry band called Acolyte. Her pamphlet, published on polygon, is up for a Saltire award right now!
The Honey Farm
One of Scotland's most exciting new live acts, Scotland's premiere (and perhaps only) all female hip-hop group. They last appeared for Neu! Reekie! on the stages of Leith Theatre for Edinburgh International Festival's Light on The Shore. The List write "With the release of their debut mini-album 'Welcome to the Honey Farm', this Dunbar rap trio continued to fiercely knock holes in the masculine front of the genre with tracks which call out douchebro behaviour, fight back against gender stereotyping and promote body positivity."
DJ set from Adrien Soyer.