Inspirational music collective GRRRL, have released their debut single ‘Woyale’.
Formed in August 2017, the group was brought together by In Place Of War (IPOW) – an organisation that works with and supports creative communities in some of the most war-torn areas in the world, in order to help make positive change.
GRRRL is made up of eight influential female musicians from across the globe.
Meshing the distinctive sounds of Afrobeat and Latin rhythms with UK rap and global club culture, ‘Woyale’ is the ideal single to introduce you to the diverse sounds of GRRRL.
The track is plucked from their forthcoming debut EP which is released on June 1st. GRRRL member and backing vocalist on ‘Woyale’, Nono Nkoane, had this to say about the track in the latest GRRRL press release…
“Woyale is a triumphant chant celebrating and claiming one’s identity in a conflicting world. ‘Woyale’ imagines a world where people from all corners of the world are free to be and live as their authentic selves.”
Speech Debelle - 2009 Mercury Prize winning rapper.
AWA – African Women Arise Zimbabwe’s Rap Queen.
Lei Di Dai - Queen of Brazilian Dancehall.
Wiyaala – The Ghanaian Lioness of Africa.
Nono Nkoane – Original Nu-Jazz and folk singer from Cape Town.
Afrodeutsche – Electronic artist and synth player from UK/Ghana.
Sohini Alam – British Bangladeshi singer.
MABE – DJ and percussionist from Caracas, Venezuela.
GRRRL’s debut single ‘Woyale’ is out now via Delayed & Barrio Electric Records. You can listen to the track below.
You can follow GRRRL by clicking here.
GRRRL live UK tour dates:
10th April Archspace w/support from Shunaji, London
22nd August VIP preview at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Bar, London
26th August Shambala Festival Main Stage, Northamptonshire
7th September Thames Festival Main Stage, Reading
Featured Image by Felipe Pagani.
Words by Cameron Poole.