British stars Flohio and James Massiah participate in FLIPAS 2018.
By setting its sights on new urban languages, the international festival of words, action and sound FLIPAS has entered into a partnership with the British Council in the framework of its platform "It's time to talk”. The artists and shows taking part in the festival will show how music, speech, body and image are the principal vehicles for the expression of identity. The programme includes first-class British artists such as the acclaimed rapper Flohio or James Massiah (whom The Guardian describes as "redefining the power of poetry") and his DJ set, alongside the "queen of the glamor beat" Somadamantina and the "cynical pop" of Putochinomaricón. Flohio and Massiah will perform in the framework of the Plaza in Winter on Sunday November 18.
In addition, on Thursday November 8 Cineteca Madrid will present a selection of short films of brief visual poems that reflect on the relationship of class, race and gender in the construction of identity. The selection includes poems by Caleb Femi, Hollie McNish or Musa Okwonga among others, together with the short film Something Said by Jay Bernard, nominated by The Guardian as one of the most inspiring young people in the United Kingdom and winner of the highest award to poets in the United Kingdom (Ted Hughes Award). The short films can also be seen in the house on the roof of Nave 10 from 8 to 11 November and from 23 to 25 of November.
James Massiah is a poet & DJ from South London whose work explores ideas about sexuality mortality & ethics through performance writing & visual media. His latest project ‘Euthanasia Party/Twenty Seven’ is a series of poems about fate of sex life & death from the perspective of a young determinist. He has been commissioned to produce work for the BBC & The Guardian as well as featuring in campaigns for Selfridges Loewe and Nike. He has performed readings of his work at the Tate Modern, the Courtauld and the Houses of Parliament and has been profiled in Vogue, Dazed i-D and GQ .
Flohio AKA Funmi Ohiosumah is a British Nigerian Artist from Bermondsey. Currently working on her debut EP, Flohio is already making a big impact, crossing genres through her own tracks and features with artists such as God Colony. She has previously been handpicked to support Princess Nokia, Clams Casino and Mura Masa. “Flohio spits transcendent rhymes that defy description” – DAZED / “Flohio steals the show with her effortless, sharp-tongued barbs” – PITCHFORK