LISTEN AGAIN AND AHEAD: xChange Festival Feminist Playlist show

Many things have happened since part 1 of the xChange Festival Feminist Playlist. We’ve celebrated the International Women’s Day, attended events of the xChange Festival and, as we all know, entered an unprecedented time.

As the show involves contributors joining Asya Draganova and Maggie Urbaniec live in the studio, it would be irresponsible to put their health at risk. With a heavy heart, we have decided to move part 2 of the Feminist Playlist to a later date. The Feminist Playlist show was originally designed as part of xChange Festival 2020 around IWD. However, the significance of the themes involved – feminism, representation, empowerment and so on – remain relevant throughout the year and at all times!

We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is safe to invite guests into the studio again.

Meanwhile, you can listen to part 1 of the show here:

For more listening pleasure, all contributed songs are available here:

The Feminist Playlist features songs selected by contributors from Birmingham City University, Brum Radio and the city. It’s a group of creatives, music fans, and cultural researchers – across the board. The stories attached to the tracks discuss personal connections to feminist ideas, appreciation of female artists in a male-dominated industry or just the enjoyment of music across the spectrum, from Punk through Pop to Jazz. The two episodes feature live appearances from contributors to the playlist – telling us about their selection of three songs and feminist interpretations. All in celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 and collaboration with xChange Festival at Birmingham City University.

Dr Asya Draganova and Maggie Urbaniec guide you through the two-part show. Asya is a popular music culture lecturer and researcher at the Birmingham Institute of Media and English. Maggie is a radio producer and volunteer at Brum Radio, currently doing her MA in Media and Cultural Studies. The xChange Festival is an annual festival of presentations, provocations and participation at Birmingham City University, marking IWD.

Keep well and stay tuned in!