3.4K likes. It’s hard not to draw parallels when Chaila spits ‘I dance on the graves of dead traditions’ in one of Ireland’s most conventional historic institutes. But I offer this work, not because I believe I’m brave, but because I believe one day I will be and that’s enough for me to take these steps towards the future I want. In a set comprised of spoken word and hip hop, she speaks to victims of assault, promotes the work of Rape Crisis Midwest, and dedicates poetry to women and girls experiencing systemic oppression. Logan told Paste: “At the beginning of the creative process, Denise told me that the name ‘Chaila’ for her is like a ‘self-invented nomadic clan.’ The clip was directed by Mark Logan and produced by COLLECTiVE Films. The series, celebrating some of the brightest stars in Ireland’s music scene, serves to remind us to sit tight – our artists are working, and our cultural spaces still stand. The mixtape coalesce the Narolane Records’ core family of Denise, Murli and God Knows and all they have been bringing to the Irish music community this year, always inviting guests into their world, to share the opportunities and stages. Ann Blake and Emma Langford sat down with shining star of the Irish hip-hop scene Denise Chaila to talk the creative process, finding your voice, and learning to love it. ‘Your black James Bond, anseo’. Chaila’s voice rings through its halls; I am here. Framed by Daniel Maclise’s painting ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’, Chaila and God Knows use the full space afforded by the room, circling one another in duet, making social distancing look like a suave artistic choice. Zambian-Irish rapper Denise Chaila has just released her latest music video for her single “Chaila” on Friday, June 12. Andrea Cleary is a freelance music and culture writer based in Dublin. It’s all laid out on the table here. It is not routinely a space for rap music. Denise Chaila is a Zambian-Irish rapper, poet, grime and hip-hop artist from Limerick, and one of the stars of Shine, airing on RTÉ One on Saturday 29 August.. As we know from our podca… Get news, recommendations and Nialler9 events to your inbox. 2020-12-20 03:20:10 7 minutes ago ; Views 0; By: independent.ie; A + A-0. She calls herself the “black James Bond” on the highlight ‘Anseo’, while ‘Pieces’ burns with anguish delicately about her life choices. / Anseo / Sailor moon remixed by Fela / C’est moi / I am not a queen I’m a Pharoah, sha / Your Such is the unity between Denise Chaila, the undeniable star we see on TV and in magazines and the woman still full of dreams for her future, who continues to … This is a pretty powerful moment in my journey. The performance was filmed in the National Gallery’s Shaw Room, a space that is open and bright. Members of task force include the Arts Council, Lord Mayors of Dublin and Cork, government departments and the campaigning organisation Give us the Night. Go Bravely is the culmination of a myriad of explosive live streams, guest verses, insightful and pensive discourse, a radio impacting single in ‘Chaila’, it’s all there. Not without fear. The most buzzed Irish artist of 2020, Denise Chaila released not a debut album but a debut mixtape today, that sets out the artist’s intent for herself and her music. On this occasion, she is supported by Godfather of Irish rap God Knows, as well as Sean Murray, AKA DJ Replay of Limerick collective PX Music. It’s essential. Tochas Usher Nó Ceol Araibíse Mhuintir Elsafty. The pace which Chaila delivers this sentiment ripples with the same fluidity as her unstoppable flow throughout her verses. Denise Chaila posted on Instagram: “ Hello! MO’OV’US (moreofus) is spearheaded by the Clare MC God Knows (Rusangano Family) and anchored by a full-length collaborative set between God Knows, rising Zambian-Limerick rapper/ spoken word artist Denise Chaila and Cork electronic producer and beatmaker Bantum. The most buzzed Irish artist of 2020, Denise Chaila released not a debut album but a debut mixtape today, that sets out the artist’s intent for herself and her music. Now based in Co Limerick, Denise describes herself as a "grime poet" and is currently gearing up for the 'Perspectives: Imagining Ireland. ‘Your black James Bond, ‘Isn’t Dinner Nice’ is a poem Chaila once promised herself she would never perform again, following an emotional performance at an event for. Denise Chaila. It’s a sound that you can’t predict.’ The space and the production value can easily trick you into forgetting that the stream is live, and so too does the sheer precision of Chaila’s performance, expertly rendered, and impossibly polished. Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Life; Limerick rapper Denise Chaila is an artist you need to know. The fact that Chaila was able to convey the sentiment of a nation in one perfect line displays both the depth and skill of the Zambian-born, Irish-bred rapper and MC. I’m not sure if I am where I ‘should be’. She has something to say and we need to listen. Now, at the other side of the referendum, courage is sought in art in a similar way. Denise may cut straight to the chase and you best get out the way, or preferably, join her on the journey. ‘Copper Bullet’ features God Knows’ vocals in a rhythmic round, while Chaila clears things up regarding perceptions; ‘Don’t talk about female rap / like I’m extra in the scene’; ‘What’s Irish rap? Denise Chaila announces ‘Go Bravely’ mixtape Time’s Up: Irish Female Artists Deserve Radio-Play Denise Chaila raises the bar with powerful new single Chaila It’s dinner time, and the twenty-six-year-old rapper sits, surrounded by producer MuRli, labelmate and fellow rapper God Knows, and PX Music import Sean Murray (sometimes known as DJ Replay), drinking a pink cocktail and chowing down on some couscous. The Late Late Show viewers last night were treated to an incredible show full of great guests and among them was musician Denise Chaila. ⁣ ⁣ So. Leave your mark in fire on the ground you leave behind you. I’m uncertain about almost everything. Places Matter conference in Galway next week will explore diversity and opportunity in the arts in Ireland. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning. There are references to mythical, superhero and warriors from to Star Wars, to role playing dragon masters to pharoahs to greek goddesses, peppered with distinctly Irish similes like the Ardnacrusha dam, spice boxes, céilís, and Centra. I’m definitely not where I thought I would be at this point in my life. Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. Denise Chaila. We have prayed and sang together, and I’m taking in this moment. It’s those facets of the artist that have made Chaila such a magnetising presence in Irish music for the past two years. Speaking after her performance, Denise said: ‘I was only able to enjoy that performance recently, there were a lot of people who loved it, but there were also a lot of people who saw it as a direct challenge to their Irishness. Social distancing as artistic choiceThe highlight of the set comes with the Sim Simma Records track ‘Man Like Me’. 2,051 Likes, 137 Comments - Denise Chaila (@denisechaila) on Instagram: “I have been waiting to say this for AGES!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s my pleasure to finally (finally!!) In a few days I’ll be twenty-seven, and I’m afraid of so much. Courage – now – is found in novel places; the adherence to government advice, the extra step taken to distance from others, the phone calls made instead of visiting family. Chaila while sharing a mellifluous previously hidden R&B singing talent on Go Bravely for the first time publicly, is still working things through in private. And it’s different for us all. It’s hard not to be moved by the image; physical distancing and artistic intimacy. Go Bravely is the anthem and the mantra. Framed by Daniel Maclise’s painting ‘The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife’, Chaila and God Knows use the full space afforded by the room, circling one another in duet, making social distancing look like a suave artistic choice. Where better to celebrate our cultural fluidity, the progression of our musical styles, the socially and artistically confident next generation of artists, than here in our National Gallery? Narolane presents ・・・ C H A I L A: the Music Video Out Today!!! Denise Chaila is performing on the Late Late Show this Friday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Denise Chaila, God Knows And MuRli are playing a National Concert Hall live stream show Bravely. Let go of regret. The clip was directed by Mark Logan and produced by COLLECTiVE Films. Courage – now – is found in novel places; the adherence to government advice, the extra step taken to distance from others, the phone calls made instead of visiting family. Chaila is Zambian-born and Limerick-based, working with some of the country’s most ambitious artists. Another poem later in the set, ‘Duel Citizenship’, tackles identity, borders, heritage, and the relentless, troubling question faced by Irish people of colour: where are you from, originally? In an unrelenting blend of music and poetry, Chaila speaks to both her past and present. Her lyrics are biting insights into “identity, belonging, and home.” This is the world of our meeting places, our walks in nature, afternoons spent alone in front of a single artwork, nights enveloped in the warm embrace of friends. At 8.15pm on Saturday 29th of August, RTE One television is airing a show called…” • See all of @denisechaila's photos and videos on their profile. ‘I can tell you about green white and golden eagles against streaks of orange,’ she says in reply, ‘I can show you the spirit of Lucan and Limerick and Lusaka’. Ryan Tubridy and the team paid tribute to the legendary trad music star as she was joined by Donal Lunny, Denise Chaila, Steve Wickham, and Mundy- … 1,134 Likes, 84 Comments - Denise Chaila (@denisechaila) on Instagram Move Lyrics: Ran in too many circles / Feeling so trypophobia / Got my eyes on the prize / Keep the goal in focus / Rose colored glasses blur my vision like pink eye / Fine lines, fine wines Follow Ann on Twitter at @annblake78“>annblake78 and Instagram annblakeplay and her band The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra on twitter at BPLO. The video for rising South East all-star Denise Chaila’s ‘Chaila’, which we premiered here recently, has dropped. This is the artist’s second hit in 2020, following after her previous song “Down”. A legion of women's voices in Irish literature, music and poetry will take to the stage and share their voices. She uses every second of her performance to challenge perceptions of what women can be and say and do. Those in the arts have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is to our artists that we have turned in this time of need. The series, celebrating some of the brightest stars in Ireland’s music scene, serves to remind us to sit tight – our artists are working, and our cultural spaces still stand. www.rte.ie/player/series/other-voices-courage/, 'I want creative thinking and innovative solutions': Minister's New Taskforce to Examine Night-time Entertainment in Cities and Towns. I’m sitting with Murli and Munya, it’s dark outside, my heart is stuck in my throat and my emotions are sitting right beneath the surface of my skin. Pic: Instagram. The space is acoustically primed for art music ensembles, and culturally aligned with the historically high-brow, the traditionally dignified. Chaila is Zambian-born and Limerick-based, working with some of the country’s most ambitious artists. For information on advertising with the Journal of Music visit this link. Zambian-Irish word-maker; a pocket sized dreamer with a planet-sized voice. MO’OV’US (moreofus) is spearheaded by the Clare MC God Knows (Rusangano Family) and anchored by a full-length collaborative set between God Knows, rising Zambian-Limerick rapper/ spoken word artist Denise Chaila and Cork electronic producer and beatmaker Bantum. ‘Never say never’ she says, before a performance which is at once impassioned and vulnerable, connecting with women who have been victims of oppression, and challenging the structures that acquiesce. ‘I can tell you about green white and golden eagles against streaks of orange,’ she says in reply, ‘I can show you the spirit of Lucan and Limerick and Lusaka’. Last week, Denise Chaila gave a compelling performance at the National Gallery as part of the Other Voices Courage series. They say healing is a journey, not a destination. All the ways I have refused to abandon myself. World-building over 808’s. With the doors of our venues closed, and the boards of our theatres bare, we’ve found ourselves reaching for connection to what we now ⁠– unironically – call ‘the outside world’. To receive our latest articles, news, reviews and jobs, subscribe to our newsletters. 1.6K likes. ‘Holy Grail’ is a song to uplift. I write this while my hands tremble. Formation: Queen of 2020 Denise Chaila opens up on her mental health struggles and how she learned to let her unique light shine Formation: Queen of 2020 Denise Chaila opens up on her mental health struggles and how she learned to let her unique light shine. Such is the unity between Denise Chaila, the undeniable star we see on TV and in magazines and the woman still full of dreams for her future, who continues to … Chaila’s personal reflections borne of self-doubt and self-care are as important as those aspirational elements. I’m just as much art as you. As long as there are people who feel you must deny your complexity, live on a binary and ‘pick a side’, it will always be essential. “Come in my inbox again and I’ll chat to your girl and raise her standards badman.”. Thank you for sharing it with me in the middle of your own. 2,051 Likes, 137 Comments - Denise Chaila (@denisechaila) on Instagram: “I have been waiting to say this for AGES!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It’s my pleasure to finally (finally!!) Andrea Cleary writes about a significant moment for Irish hip hop. Musical performances here aren’t unusual – nor are they necessarily subversive. Denise Chaila, a Zambian-born Limerick-based rapper, performed live on Thursday, May 14 as part of the ‘Courage’ live-stream concert series presented by Other Voices. Ireland’s past hung on the walls, its future dancing on its floors. Denise Chaila. Sharon Shannon has been hailed as a "national treasure" following her warm and honest appearance on The Late Late Show tonight. Ireland’s past hung on the walls, its future dancing on its floors. Denise Chaila – in her compelling hour in the National Gallery – reaches out and speaks to those for whom courage is challenged further. In a set comprised of spoken word and hip hop, she speaks to victims of assault, promotes the work of Rape Crisis Midwest, and dedicates poetry to women and girls experiencing systemic oppression. Denise Chaila is performing on the Late Late Show this Friday Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Denise Chaila, God Knows And MuRli are playing a National Concert Hall live stream show Speaking Up, Singing Louder' show which takes place Sunday, February 9 at the National Concert Hall. The ‘e’ in Duel Citizenship is deliberate. The night will also guest appearances drawn from Ireland’s fertile city music scenes in Limerick, Cork and Dublin and … In this mixtape, I have placed all my hope. The video for rising South East all-star Denise Chaila’s ‘Chaila’, which we premiered here recently, has dropped. Chaila Lyrics: I do what I want with my pronouns / Keep it low key on my profile / I raise the bar when I come through / You already know it’s gonna go down / … And just go. How Can the Arts Reflect Diversity in Irish Society? When Beyoncé took to the Louvre in Paris to film her video for ‘Apeshit’, the significance of the location was profound; a black woman shutting down one of the world’s most celebrated collections of European art (consisting mostly of white subjects by white artists), inserting her experience into these annals of art history. Pic: Instagram. / Anseo / Spice box, taxi by the centra? WATCH- Denise Chaila releases her newest music video “Chaila” By I Love Limerick Correspondent Sophia DiBattista. Our site uses cookies. The highlight of the set comes with the Sim Simma Records track ‘Man Like Me’. announce…” Denise Chaila has realised that she “can be comfortable in non-definition.” The Limerick-based rapper describes her Zambian-Irish heritage as her “hyphenated identities.” Refusing to let either one define her entire being. 2.4K likes. As we know from our podca… Denise Chaila – in her compelling hour in the National Gallery – reaches out and speaks to those for whom courage is challenged further. The Late Late Show viewers last night were treated to an incredible show full of great guests and among them was musician Denise Chaila. In a set comprised of spoken word and hip hop, she speaks to victims of assault, promotes the work of Rape Crisis Midwest, and dedicates poetry to women and girls experiencing systemic oppression. "It's a whole cohort of women and voices that are full of uncompromising cando… It needs a much broader musical context, writes Breandán Ó hEaghra, #Courage2020 is the theme hailed by the latest series from. Step forward Denise Chaila, the new Queen (or Pharaoh as she’d prefer) of Limerick and the shining light throughout one of the most turbulent times in Irish music history. Denise Chaila has spelled out her name for you and now, the Limerick rapper is asking what you wanted to be when you grew up? 1,134 Likes, 84 Comments - Denise Chaila (@denisechaila) on Instagram #Courage2020 is the theme hailed by the latest series from Other Voices. World-building over 808’s. Denise Chaila and the rest of the narolane Records brotherhood have taken over the back corner of a shockingly trendy Dublin restaurant. Holy Grail Lyrics: Galileo / Galileo let me show the holy grail / Pendragon flow burning, sweet Merlin / Neighbours peeking through the curtains / To watch the planets all converging / Galileo Speaking after her performance, Denise said: ‘I was only able to enjoy that performance recently, there were a lot of people who loved it, but there were also a lot of people who saw it as a direct challenge to their Irishness. announce…” World-building over 808’s. ? . Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. In sharing the album on Bandcamp, Chaila wrote these lovely contextual words for the release, worth resharing here. We’ve covered the background to this point for the Limerick artist, poet and thoughtful speaker extensively to date but by anyone’s standards, pandemic or not, it’s been a marquee year for Chaila. A panic attack that leaves her flat on her back for three days ‘Can’t Stop Me Here’ results in Denise resolving to refuse to get in her own way. All the promises I have made to myself. It perhaps partially explains why, following the release of her debut EP Dual Citizenship in February 2019, Denise has become one of the most in-demand MCs in Ireland and beyond. Denise Chaila – in her compelling hour in the National Gallery – reaches out and speaks to those for whom courage is challenged further. If tonight you feeling like you’re nurturing your dreams alone; I wish you the strength to make it from moment to moment. 17.6k Followers, 2,733 Following, 11 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Denise Chaila (@denisechaila) Denise Chaila brings the heat with "Holy Grail" 3 months ago by Tanis Smither Limerick-based rapper, writer and poet Denise Chaila is an artist you'll want to remember. Anseo Lyrics: If you’re looking for your black James Bond? Denise Chaila. 2.4K likes. To watch the full performance, visit www.rte.ie/player/series/other-voices-courage/SI0000006916?epguid=PI000015703. Denise Chaila has spelled out her name for you and now, the Limerick rapper is asking what you wanted to be when you grew up? Is Irish-language song in a western pop music ghetto? WATCH- Denise Chaila releases her newest music video “Chaila” By I Love Limerick Correspondent Sophia DiBattista. It’s hard not to draw parallels when Chaila spits ‘I dance on the graves of dead traditions’ in one of Ireland’s most conventional historic institutes. Can we just have a moment for this line on ‘Down’ ? This is the artist’s second hit in 2020, following after her previous song “Down”. Logan told Paste: “At the beginning of the creative process, Denise told me that the name ‘Chaila’ for her is like a ‘self-invented nomadic clan.’ It is music venues and pubs, galleries and writing centres, libraries and park benches. Ireland’s musical community is more creatively diverse than ever, and we owe much of that debt to our hip hop artists – artists who challenge convention, who open up discussions about class, poverty, race and sexism. For Denise, this is an opportunity for her to expand on a conversation that is important to her. ‘Holy Grail’ is a song to uplift. AARON SMITH // BABY QUEEN // BERWYN // CHUBBY AND THE GANG // CMAT // DENISE CHAILA // GEESE // HOLLY HUMBERSTONE // KENNYHOOPLA // LUZ // MICHELLE // OSCAR LANG // PEACH TREE RASCALS // REMI WOLF // TAYO SOUND The Road To The Great Escape will take place across multiple venues on the 10 th & 11 th May 2021 with two-day tickets priced from €17.50 on sale … Zambian-Irish rapper Denise Chaila has just released her latest music video for her single “Chaila” on Friday, June 12. And dance with the sun in every footstep. by Edaein OConnell; 19 September 2020; facebook; twitter; whatsapp; pinterest; linkedin; Hip-hop and spoken word artist Denise Chaila is making waves in the music industry. I wish you the strength to walk your path. Across 11 tracks, supported by her two close friends, Denise’s words convey the intent and action of a performer who has learned to lean in to showing her true character. Go Bravely isn’t purely braggadocious. It’s hard not to be moved by the image; physical distancing and artistic intimacy. Black James Bond anseoWhen Beyoncé took to the Louvre in Paris to film her video for ‘Apeshit’, the significance of the location was profound; a black woman shutting down one of the world’s most celebrated collections of European art (consisting mostly of white subjects by white artists), inserting her experience into these annals of art history. Ri Ra Lyrics: Got a rí rá Hallelujah / Feeling so Sinne fianna, I will not fall / Got a bualadh bos for my drive / Keep the pressure on / Never lessen that’s lesson one / Got a rí ra Hallelujah This week's concerts and livestreams from Monday to Sunday. The pace which Chaila delivers this sentiment ripples with the same fluidity as her unstoppable flow throughout her verses. ‘Isn’t Dinner Nice’ is a poem Chaila once promised herself she would never perform again, following an emotional performance at an event for REPEAL a few years prior. Learn more about our use of cookies: cookie policy, It’s Ireland Music Week – an overview who’s playing and what’s happening at the online showcase & conference event, New releases out today: Róisín Murphy, Denise Chaila, Jónsi, Ailbhe Reddy, Hot Chip, Working Men’s Club & more, Listen to Fontaines D.C., Gemma Dunleavy, Glen Hansard, Lisa O'Neill, Liam Ó'Maonlaí, Shane MacGowan & more sing Old Town with Phil Lynott's original vocal for Simon Community. Chaila’s words are fully formed and on ‘Down’, she “dances on the grave of dead traditions.”. Here are the echoes of my parents’ voices, the books which read me, the people who send me 30 minute voice notes, every night I’ve cried instead of slept, and all of the doubt which consumed me. I am art too. 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