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Metralla Rosa is a place where Carla Tofano has inspirational chats with inspirational people in either Spanish, English or Italian. You can also watch the interviews at www.YouTube.com/CarlaTofano where there are subtitles in English, Spanish and Italian available. New episodes are released on the 1st and 15th of every month

Metralla Rosa Carla Tofano

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Metralla Rosa is a place where Carla Tofano has inspirational chats with inspirational people in either Spanish, English or Italian. You can also watch the interviews at www.YouTube.com/CarlaTofano where there are subtitles in English, Spanish and Italian available. New episodes are released on the 1st and 15th of every month

    Ep 43 with Chris Inperspective: DJ, musician & music producer

    Ep 43 with Chris Inperspective: DJ, musician & music producer

    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.With more than two decades of experience as a music producer and DJ, Chris Inperspective, our latest guest for this episode of Metralla Rosa, is the founder of Inperspective Records, Eloisa Records and Black Junglist Alliance.
    Thanks to his ongoing stance against racism and his conviction that black artists must work to reclaim the importance of black culture in the history of the western world, Chris has constantly found himself in a position of being able to create musical experimentation and spaces in which the cultivation of quality and innovation are the only priority. With a successful career as an artist on the London Jungle and Drum’n’Bass scene Chris has, for many years, been an active voice within a movement that was born in the early nineties from the hearts and souls of young people living in primarily black and socially marginalised communities on the streets of the English capital. Culturally, these musical movements were responding to the limitations and anger arising from post Thatcher Britain, a spontaneous musical genre that promoted cultural diversity and social unification through dance. It was a musical scene that, with its priority of rhythm over melody and its acknowledgement of a musicality present within its sequences of accelerated breaks, inadvertently brought people together in their desire to positively destabilise the status quo in more ways than one. 
    Join us to explore the artistic journey of a DJ who has touched several generations with his music and to see how political and business decisions within major record labels and the music world affect the day to day reality of the international Jungle and Drum’n’Bass scene. In this interview, Chris and Carla discuss, amongst many other things, the lack of representation for black women on the British dance scene, how the necessity for him to self-manage and self-promote led to the creation of the Black Junglist Alliance and how his passion for discovering new and emerging talents has allowed Chris to face the future with optimism and a spring in his step. 
    And now, enjoy the interview!

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    Related Links
    Chris Inperspective: Instagram
    Inperspective Records: Website | Instagram | Facebook | Bandcamp | Soundcloud
    Eloisa Records: Instagram | Facebook | Soundcloud | Bandcamp
    Black Junglist Alliance: Instagram | Facebook 
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    For further information about this interview, including links to anything mentioned by Chris, or to continue reading this text in Spanish, English and Italian, visit the Metralla Rosa website.


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 42 with Adele Brydges: Ceramic artist

    Ep 42 with Adele Brydges: Ceramic artist

    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.
    Adele Brydges’ ceramic creations sit perfectly and harmoniously at the crossroads between tradition and innovation. Her style and artistic projections live in a world that hovers between the tranquil inspiration of classical beauty and a vindictive voice that breaks the rules, whilst voluntarily placing itself in the absolute centre of the eye of a hurricane.
    Believing that Art can be therapeutic, pleasure can be healing and sex can be sacred, Adele creates dildos and other erotic toys that are eco-friendly and aesthetically refined, allowing you to explore the art of pleasure through creation. And by learning ancient techniques used to create durable, every day objects and applying them to her pieces made for self pleasure, whilst at the same time staying true to her own tastes and sensual preferences, she has elevated the creation of utilitarian ceramic pieces to a new level.
    To be welcomed into one of Adele’s East London workshops is to be invited into her innermost sanctuary, an intimate and sacred space, and the generosity implicit in this inclusive and welcoming gesture creates an immediate sense of gratitude and respect. Whether attending couples workshops, mixed sex workshops, or female – and female identifying – only workshops, your experiences will be enormously liberating, revitalising and healing. They will encourage you to go on a journey that reconnects you with creativity and self-pleasure, whilst helping you recognise that both are intrinsically intertwined and that neither of these life experiences should be seen as a final destination or a specific goal. The pleasure of creating and, in turn, using creation as a means of exploring the erotic self, lies in the journey itself – one of constant and continuous exploration and which is, according to Adele, full of seeds that will readily erupt into flower. It is for this reason that Adele’s stunning pieces are such elegant symbols of power, well-being, worth and beauty that will shamelessly open the doors to pleasure.
    Discover, in this interview, the connections between her creations, her childhood and her grandmother, what she feels her most successful collaborations have been and where she feels her future and current challenges lie, in the face of the conservative, patriarchal morality.
    And now, enjoy the interview!

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    Related Links
    Adele Brydges: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
    Decorate a Dildo workshops: Instagram | Facebook | Bookings
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    For further information about this interview, including links to anything mentioned by Adele, or to continue reading this text in Spanish, English and Italian, visit the Metralla Rosa website.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 41 with Sue Dray: Artist, fashion illustrator & art tutor

    Ep 41 with Sue Dray: Artist, fashion illustrator & art tutor

    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.For more than forty years, Sue Dray has been communicating with her art in many capacities and on many levels – starting as an illustrator for pioneering feminist publications such as Spare Rib and The Women’s Press, both now considered cult magazines and historical treasures, archived and faithfully preserved as study material by The British Library.
    Throughout the 1980s, Sue illustrated book covers for renowned authors such as Fay Weldon and Margaret Atwood, put her talents to use illustrating cookbooks and magazines such as Gay News and Gai Pied, completed a master’s degree in art that led to her teaching at universities in the United States and produced some of her most personal work, inspired by her two young daughters. She has since drawn live alongside the catwalk during shows by designers such as Pam Hogg, Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes, illustrated behind the scenes for Andrew Logan‘s Alternative Miss World and appeared drawing backstage during the 2018 film 'Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist'. Her style is a combination of strong lines, painterly textures and intense, contrasting colours. Yet, despite her constant search for evolution and change, these characteristics of her artistic language have remained intact since the beginnings of her prolific career, during the golden eighties.
    Today Sue is regularly commissioned by magazines and designers for the drawings and sketches she creates during the unveiling of collections in all the major fashion capitals, throughout fashion season. In 2018 she was Fashion Scout‘s first resident artist for the Spring/Summer collection of London Fashion Week, during which we could see her standing in a sea of surrealism at her elegant easel, a mouth full of paintbrushes, surrounded by throngs of press photographers, all competing with her for the best images from each collection. Following an approach by Apple in 2015, she has also found time to experiment with digital drawing – a medium she has come to appreciate when working under the hectic conditions of fashion shows. 
    Last but not least, it is impossible to ignore the extent of her teaching experience: Sue has taught in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States and was, for eight years, course leader of the Fashion Illustration Course at The London College of Fashion. She continues to contribute to this renowned institution as a guest lecturer, nurturing future generations of fashion artists with her vibrant teaching style and a faith in the arts that exudes life, spontaneity, authenticity and innovation.
    And now, enjoy the interview!

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    Related Links
    Sue Dray: Website | Instagram

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 40 con Luzmira Zerpa: Músico, cantante y sanadora

    Ep 40 con Luzmira Zerpa: Músico, cantante y sanadora

    Músico | Cantante | Sanadora
    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.No cualquiera puede darse el lujo de tener un oido musical y una voz privilegiados, 21 hermanos, una familia excepcionalmente estimulante, y contar con la fortuna de ser de Lara, probablemente el estado mas prolífico desde el punto de vista musical de toda Venezuela. Originaria de Sanare, un pueblo en las montañas del estado Lara, considerado cuna del Tamunangue – una celebración devocional que incluye música en vivo, canto y baile- gracias a su precoz iniciación musical, Luzmira desde muy temprana edad es considera reina del Tamunangue. 
    Hoy por hoy Luzmira es una cantautora de voz potente, de formidable presencia escénica y de fama y reconocimiento internacional. Le ha dado prácticamente la vuelta al globo terráqueo con su cuatro, y compartiendo su sensacional voz sin mezquindades, ni divismos, ni recelos. El mismísimo Manu Chao la invito a tocar junto a él después de escucharla cantar en el desierto, en un festival en Sahara Occidental, confirmándole que tenía una voz imposible de ignorar. 
    Con su agrupación Family Atlántica se presentó en un sin numero de escenarios internacionales, y grabó un par de álbumes que fusionan el folclore venezolano con sonidos del mundo europeo y africanos, tradicionales y contemporáneos. Estas grabaciones recibieron una excelente acogida por parte del público y de la crítica especializada. 
    Luzmira es madre, es hija, es hermana latinoamericana, es una mujer incansable desde el punto de vista artístico, pero sobre todo es músico en mayúsculas. Su interés por las raíces sonoras de su país natal, Venezuela, la han hecho urgar incansablemente en la trascendencia universal de ritmos y sonidos de la Venezuela profunda – como el Tamunangue – y en la importancia de conquistar audiencias globales sin renunciar a su expresión auténtica. 
    Descubre gracias a este episodio como Luzmira se ha convertido en la reina del folclore venezolano en Europa, y por que viajar de su pueblo natal directo a Londres fue lo mejor que pudo haberle sucedido al público de este lado del Atlántico.
    ¡Y ahora, disfruten la entrevista! 

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    Enlaces relacionados:
    Luzmira Zerpa: Instagram | YouTube | Facebook | Twitter
    Family Atlántica: Soundway Records | YouTube | Bandcamp | Facebook

    For further information about this interview, including links to anything mentioned by Luzmira, or to continue reading this text in Spanish, English and Italian, visit the Metralla Rosa website.
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 39 with Susan Diamond: Artist

    Ep 39 with Susan Diamond: Artist

    Artist
    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.Visions of perfectly proportioned giant women, sitting amongst skyscrapers with red nails and fabulous platforms or walking through the night with glam punk hairstyles and faces made up in scandalous colours. Women without ethnicity, holding flowers that are daggers, fiercely dressed or proudly nude – sometimes with penis and testicles. Her painted protagonists are anonymous legends, rock stars and futuristic warriors – all visions of a controversial universe exuding pop art fantasies and Rock and Roll attitudes, whilst inhabiting the pictorial ecosystems that Susan Diamond has created from glimpses reflected back at her in the mirrors through which she lives her life – a life full of risk and adventure.
    Susan’s paintings – and subsequent limited edition prints of the paintings – are large format and high impact. They inevitably contain subliminal messages that, intentionally or not, seem designed to simultaneously awaken the troublemaker and the philosopher that lie within us all, awaiting patiently for some unexpected stimulus. Born in Montgomery, Massachusetts to a Polish father and Russian mother, Susan studied Fashion Illustration at the Boston School of Fashion and, shortly after, decided to travel around Europe before eventually settling in London, where she met Mark Charles who is, to this day, her accomplice in love and her closest creative ally. After years of dedicating herself to both music (with the rebellious electro-noise band Gobsausage) and fashion (with the highly successful glam-punk brand, Charles of London), Susan has returned, and is fully dedicated to, her former love of painting.
    This episode is a walk through the life and work of an explosively creative mind, a colourful journey through the experiences of an artist who has lived a career full of adventure and fascinating stories, and through which you will be lovingly guided by Metralla Rosa.
    And now, enjoy the interview!

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    Related Links
    Susan Diamond: Website | Instagram
    Charles of London: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 38 with Gaël Le Cornec: Actor, writer & director

    Ep 38 with Gaël Le Cornec: Actor, writer & director

    Actor | Writer | Director
    You can also watch this episode on Youtube where English, Italian and Spanish subtitles are available or visit the Metralla Rosa website for more details.To sit in front of a young woman, full of energy and plans for the future and who has, at the same time, already achieved so much artistically and creatively, is incredibly inspiring. Gaël Le Cornec – our guest for this episode of Metralla Rosa – is a multi award wining actress, a tireless creator of dreams and a storyteller who places the value of good narrative above all else. Gaël creates works that use the immediacy and intimacy of theatre to delve into people’s stories and memories in order to explore themes such as gender, migration, displacement and stereotypes.
    Born in the Amazon, in northern Brazil, Gaël is a writer, director and actress who moved to London at a young age, having already qualified with a degree in environmental biology. Once in London she did a masters in cultural studies and took a course that used theatre to teach English, thereby igniting her vocation as a storyteller and her desire to create in order to bring communities together with her art, which was often developed in close collaboration with organisations dedicated to defending the rights of women, young adults and migrants.
    Skilled in the art of the monologue and widely recognised in London for her success as a one-woman-show, Gaël has not only played Frida Kahlo, Camille Claudel and Ana Mendieta, but also every female immigrant whose voice has been unjustly silenced. Despite her self-sufficiency as an artist and creator, Gaël’s strength lies in building alliances with other actors, activists and theatre companies and proudly assumes the mantle of representative to the community of Latin American migrants in the UK who fight against stereotypes that restrict, limit and pigeonhole us. The many obstacles she has come up against have only served to reinforce her need to develop her own theatrical style and defend her voice – and message – through thick and thin. Today Gaël continues to create a dignified reputation for herself within the world of international theatre and juggles to act, write and direct, whilst at the same time pass on the valuable lessons she has learned and which she knows she can translate into invaluable and constructive inspiration for future generations.
    And now, enjoy the interview!

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    Related Links
    Gaël Le Cornec: Website | Instagram | Spotlight | Vimeo
    Footprint Productions: Website | Instagram

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    • 1 hr 15 min

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