Collectiva ~ How do you like your ladies? Music video release party
Join us for an afternoon of screenings, discussion, DJs and dancing as we celebrate the launch of the music video for our new single ‘How Do You Like Your Ladies’.
We will be raising funds for the brilliant Sistah Space’s Safehouse campaign, discussing the themes behind our work as well as DJing a rare B2B set. We can’t wait to share the space with you!
4-6pm: Music video screening, campaign discussion and conversation with Sistah Space
6-7pm: Colectiva DJs
7-8pm: Open Decks
We’d be nothing without our community. To keep things as inclusive as possible, there are 3 ticket tiers + no one turned away for lack of funds ❤️
✨£10 solidarity ticket
〰 free glass of Prosecco for 1st 30 sold
✨£5 standard ticket
✨£3 affordable ticket
✨Free mince pies for all
We will be hosting the screening and discussion in the upstairs bar on ground level, which is wheelchair accessible. There is a short staircase leading to the dance floor downstairs where we will be DJing. Please contact us to discuss your access needs.
We can’t wait to see you on Sunday. Tell a friend to tell a friend.
ABOUT SISTAH SPACE:
‘Founded in November 2015, Sistah Space is a community-based non-profit initiative created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls.
Founded as a response to the tragic murder of Valerie Forde and her 22-month old daughter ‘Baby RJ’ were by Valerie’s ex-partner (and Baby RJ’s father) in 2014. This catastrophic event highlighted the need for an organisation to tackle domestic abuse in African heritae families and was the catalyst for the creation of sistah space.
ABOUT HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR LADIES:
How Do You Like Your Ladies? is an eccentric-anthemic-party-starter embodying female rage. Channelling their frustration at patriarchy and gender-based violence, Colectiva deliver a 3-minute instrumental, rich in Afro-Latin rhythm, fiery horn motifs, salsa influences, and jazz-inflected breaks.
Working with a female-led visuals team, Colectiva created a music video with the aim of dissecting and challenging perceptions of ‘femininity’. Shot on location on a Kentish beach, the video makes reference to traditional tropes and societal expectations placed on women of elegance, grace and passivity, rooted in patriarchal history, and still present today, and gradually subverts them. How Do You Like Your Ladies? features Sarah Wackett (flute), Poppy Daniels (trumpet), Viva Msimang (trombone), Luisa Santiago (keys), Alley Lloyd (bass), Lilli Elina (congas), Lya Reis Guerrero (drums), with additional writing credits to Deanna Wilhelm and Cleo Savva.