• Moses Iten
    Clips, compiled by Australian author Moses Iten, between field recordings, Reggaeton and Cumbia. Beginning with one of our long time favorites, a sci-fi shaving odyssey starting from the heights of Machu Picchu.
  • Dylan Culhane
    In this photo series South African photographer Dylan Culhane stages artist Umlilo in collage portraits and evokes a sense of multiplicity.
  • Henriette Gunkel
    What reads at first sight as a rather classic «coming out» story is not a linear narrative. In the music video «Magic Man» South African artist Umlilo and director Jasyn Howes produce a temporal and spatial disorder through fragments of moving images.
  • Umlilo
    For rapper Umlilo music is freedom and therapy at the same time. In his music he addresses issues of homophobia and bends the common images of gender. «Gender has always been something very natural to me to fuck with», he explains his approach.
  • Beatriz Hernández Caraveo
    Music scenes can serve as safe spaces for marginalized groups. In Mexico, reggaetón underground parties are an important home for the country's LGBTIQA+ community to express their discontent against a sexist society and lack of female empowerment.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Hip hop is always changing, and recently LGTB and Queer Hip-Hop – for long time out of sight – has seized the stage. Not as a subgenre, but a part of hip hop culture that has a long history. It's a history about activism, too, in the USA and worldwide.
  • Mona Aurich
    Our author understands the 2014 music video «I·M·A·M (jj Remix)» by Swedish rapper Silvana Imam as a call for fight. She finds proof in both the lyrics and the video footage. Further she asks: who will be included in the revolution, proclaimed by Imam?
  • Kalle Berggren
    Silvana Imam is changing Sweden’s contemporary hip hop landscape. In this jj remix of her song «I.M.A.M.», classical hip hop video references are characteristically interchanged with images of political protests and LGBT Pride marches.
  • Ziad Nawfal
    Hamed Sinno is the lead singer of the Lebanese alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila. In this podcast he talks about belonging, identity, and representation. And about what does it mean to make music as a Lebanese artist in a global context.
  • Philipp Rhensius
    The human body is a drilled animal. The meta-national art and music collective NON Worldwide opposes this. Their performance «The Great Disappointment» at CTM Festival aimed at decolononizing the dancefloor by creating sensual disorientation.
  • B Camminga
    In Post Apartheid South Africa a new generation of young artists are drawing on the country’s idiosyncratic past and its unsettled present. They express queer visions for the future. See Dope St Jude at the 8th Norient Musikfilm Festival 2017.
  • B Camminga
    The video of «Magic Man» of the south african musician Umlilo questions issues of race and masculinity and speaks to the constant negotiation that is the suffocating entanglement of past and present South Africa.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Queer feminist Swedish rapper Silvana Imam questions privileges and fights for a global feminist movement. However, the interview shows that her protest is not made out of empty slogans, but out of strong beliefs.
  • Holger Lund
    Crucial changes in society have transformed our notions of gender and sex. The music video is one step ahead, demonstrating and testing new forms of gender and love.
  • Norient
    In «Sound Translations», Peter Guyer (Recycled TV AG) and Thomas Burkhalter (Norient) narrate stories around seven video clips and audio tracks from selected musicians worldwide.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Queer hip hop clips are avalanches of images, beats and powerful words. Norient collected 17 of them and shows, how hip hop artists raise their voice for a queer consciousness and LGTB rights.
  • Stefanie Alisch
    Kuduro mit seinen harten Raps ist das beatlastige Dancefloor-Gewitter aus Angola. Szenestar Titica wurde als Mann geboren. Sie schert sich nicht um Toleranz und Transphobie.
  • Theresa Beyer
    Bounce ist energetischer, afroamerikanischer Rap mit hinternbetonten Tänzen aus New Orleans, der Anfang der 1990er Jahre entstanden ist. Eine besonders schillernde Gestalt der Bounce-Szene ist Big Freedia Queen Diva.
  • Alison Fensterstock
    Katey Red, Sissy Nobby, Big Freedia: These successful Sissy Rappers turn New Orleans around. Plus many other cities as well.
  • Christian Werthschulte
    Schwule im HipHop – das war mal ein Tabu. Nun geht eine neue Generation queerer Rapperinnen und Rapper an den Start – offensiv und glamourös. Im Unterschied zu den Anfängen des Queer-Rap sind diese Musikerinnen und Musiker viel sichtbarer.