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Episode 59 in English: MEER!

Reem, otherwise known as MEER off rap duo COOL TAN (p.k.a HEAVY)  is a Lebanese/Palestinian/Iraqi wordsmith, poet and artist. Her raw and unapologetic raps speak about suffering and mental health. Her music journey creates a platform for others who are also living with depression from strict cultural traditions.

Reem has been involved in other bands such as COOL TAN (previously known as HEAVY) they have already been involved in festivals such as ‘Auckland city limits’ and ‘Laneway’. Played support for Le1f, Earl Sweatshirt, Jurassic 5 and Ratatat.

Having just moved to Australia recently she’s already halfway through her album, and just released a single (the SAME TIME as this episode release, which was such awesome timing).  It’s called Fatoush, and you can find it on Spotify as of now!

Reem has a passion in mental health and is an advocate when it comes to speaking her mind.

Follow Reem:

https://www.facebook.com/meeriscool

@__meer_is_cool__ on Instagram

Check out the following interviews to read more about Reem:

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/digital-serum.com/2018/10/29/diaspora-meer-makes-waves-for-arab-women-in-rap-music/amp/

https://thespinoff.co.nz/music/03-11-2018/rapper-meeronce-i-started-to-love-myself-completely-i-became-almost-unstoppable/

https://www.google.co.nz/amp/s/noisey.vice.com/amp/en_au/article/8qgmbp/auckland-artist-meer-is-exploring-injustice-in-the-arab-community

Music:

https://thatsheavybro.bandcamp.com/

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Episode 55 in English: Quinte55ential Quinn!

We got to talk to Quinn Fati, a beautifully badass human we met last year at Yallapunk.  They’re a visual artist and a musician; during this episode, we talked about exploring different areas of art throughout life and how important it is to allow oneself to do that.  We also talked about body hair and how everyone should feel free to keep or get rid of their own body hair in the way they goddamn want!  We discussed the process of coming out as trans, about our love for Yallapunk, and more.  Quinn also shared about how their Persian-American identity influenced various aspects of their life.  Basically, we talked about some of the quintessential qualities of Quinn (ok using the letter “Q” this much is super fun).  It was so nice hanging out with Quinn again (remotely this time, but hopefully soon in person)!  By the way, as you’ll hear on the episode, we thought we would meet up in Austin this weekend, but it’s not happening after all because life does shit like that sometimes.  We love Quinn and can’t wait to see each other again in the near future.

Follow Quinn on Instagram @salmanrushdieofficial

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