SONJADJ, visual artist / Labareda | Lisbon Speaker
One of the most outspoken political voices in the Portuguese underground cultural scene, she focuses mostly on gender equality. she runs a label called LABAREDA that has released a pioneering portuguese-female-producers-only compilation that joins the dots between the first women playing with synths back in the 80s with today’s most fresh and innovative talent. through her label she also put together the first-ever all-girl line-up night at one of Lisbon’s top clubs on two floors with experimental, jazz, techno and house that sent shockwaves in the most discerning music heads in our local scene. she’s also a talented DJ in her own right, playing some of the country’s best clubs and festivals and collaborating frequently with different crews and projects. she is a visual artist that focuses on the female body and sexual experience, giving it a political edge – her work can be seen in a variety of flyers for underground events as well as respected institutions like DocLisboa, Lisbon’s documentary film festival.