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»The title can be abbreviated to ›E.T.‹ I’ve often felt like an extra-terrestrial but now I’m proud to be different. That’s why I’m here now.«

About the concert

Lala &ce’s cryptic punchlines don’t just amaze her French fans. She defeats macho hi-hop cliches with their own weapons in flowing movements. In a synthesised musical delirium, they melt into meaningful lyrics that calmly flout the tabu of homoerotic love between black women. The Franco-Ivorian rapper already made a name for herself in her early twenties as the female member of the hip-hop group collectif 667. She emerged from the group’s shadow with her first solo album Everything Tasteful.

Pop concerts

Two feminist hip-hop artists lead off this year’s series of pop concerts: Lala &ce and Kaleo Sansaa have conquered a traditionally male domain renowned for direct address and coded protest. We then finish with Perera Elsewhere’s mysterious anti-pop pop. In the year of the pandemic, the Ruhrtriennale invites you to intimate pop concerts where the urgent messages and fascinating aura of these charismatic artists take centre stage. 

Dates and tickets

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