2014-05-02 18:05:37

Feminising Jamz: Jam of the Week – Fatima Al Qadiri’s Shanghai Freeway

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

Fatima Al Qadiri is a Brooklyn-based visual artist who’s making great music (on her own and with a variety of awesome side projects) and talking about it in really thoughtful and interesting ways. The folks at Rookie premiered a new track off her upcoming Asiatisch, an album that tackles Orientalism by examining and critiquing an “imaginary China” based on Western stereotypes:

It’s about being exposed to a Western construct. It’s a catalog of dislocated stereotypes that’s been building over centuries, but became pronounced in the age of mass media. It’s a concept that a lot of people can relate to, regardless of where they’re from.

Go check out her interview at Rookie — where she talks a little more about her album, growing up in Kuwait, and sexism in music — and listen to Shanghai Freeway below!


1bfea3e7449eff65a94e2e55a8b7acda-bpfullVerónica highly encourages you to also check out Fatima Al Qadiri’s project with Ngzunguzu and J-Cush, Future Brown.

Proud Partners