Lil Witch Global is a rapper, singer and producer whose persona was was born out of the desire to disrupt the consumerist and often discriminatory conventions of pop music industry, and to use its tools as means of activism. From a prankster re-writing famous rap and pop songs, she evolved into a versatile music and research project focusing on feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental activism and social issues.
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Lil Witch Global has also collaborated with other artists as a music producer. The recent release #robotron003 created for artist Nadja Buttendorf, as part of a Public Art Austellung GEGENWARTEN | PRESENCES 2020 in Chemitz. The album tells a story of Robotron - the biggest East German electronics manufacturer, explores the East-German identity and history in a humorous way. It is a continuation of Buttendorf’s project about the GDR tech company that was started as a web series. Lil Witch Global was asked to produce music that would sound like "GDR trap beats" that would illustrate the lyrics written and performed by a german rapper Futuremaps030 (real name Jana Barthel).
Lil Witch's music first time on the German radio! I am super honoured to be featured on one of the besat radio shows in Germany - HYPER REAL RADIO on 01.05.2020, hosted by Michail Stangl aka Opium Hum. My track "Childwoman" became part of a playlist with so many other amazing Berlin based producers.
For the Radical Film Network workshop, called Hit Upcycling taking place on 03.05.2019., Emilia Kurylowicz invites the participants to play with the “dreams” that the highly commercialised music industry is trying to sell us on a daily basis and take the “risk” of singing about mundane or problematic things.
Rap music has an enormous yet ambivalent influence on culture and society. On the one hand it proved to be an empowering and radical political tool. On the other hand its scene doesn’t escape the problems that appear in other areas of social and cultural life: misogyny, discrimination, promotion consumerist lifestyle etc. It becomes especially apparent in music videos. Having the capacity to be spread at the speed of meme across media platforms, music videos become a tool of selling a certain lifestyle.
By using humour and following the process proposed in her project “Lil Witch”, the participants are invited to create an alternative version of one famous rap or pop song (title to be announced). The workshop will consist of two parts – rewriting the lyrics of the song and shooting a simple, improvised music video with the workshop participants in the spaces in and around Silent Green Kulturquartier. The result of the workshop will be presented on the last day of Radical Film Network Meeting.