Introducing the Eastern Sound Collective. We aim to support and raise the profile of artists of Asian ethnic heritage in Wellington NZ. Our first event will be at Meow in Wellington on May 30th 2021. Doors open at 6.30pm music starts at 7 pm.
Had a fantastic chat with Simon Sweetman for his podcast Off The Tracks. Simon is a writer, producer and music reviewer, together we talked all things poetry, spoken word, music as well as my upcoming Fringe Show, Eat These Words and setting up the Wellington Asian Musicians Network. Listen in by following the link below.
Wrote the words for this in 2019 when hate speech by public figures was defended as freedom of speech. It is called ‘not our fight?’ as this is the excuse so often used when people don’t want to stand up for injustice.
This will be recorded as part of my Album that I hope to release this year.
I wanted to have a go at animation. I wasn’t expecting it to be easy, but I am not in a hurry to do it again.
I wrote this poem after a night of chats with a friend sharing our experiences. Which led to a discussion about how when we were younger sexual pressure and objectification was often dismissed as simply immature behaviour, that what we thought were blurry lines between assault and bad behaviour are actually quite clear, and how even though almost every women we knew had been assaulted, we didn’t know of anyone who had reported an assault. But it’s not all serious because when right, sex is fun and sometimes even funny.