The podcast follows on from The Assurance Documentary, which took Juba to Lagos, Nigeria to speak to female DJs about how they navigate a scene that regularly excludes and mistreats them. Juba wanted to move away from the Western dancefloor to look at marginalised groups in other countries.
The Assurance Podcast opens up this conversation to other countries, with the first series of the podcast seeing Juba speak to DJ’s from Uganda, Chile, Lebanon, Brazil, Egypt, and Japan to get their perspectives on electronic music, the club scene in their countries, as well as the effect of politics on their experiences as women DJs.
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The second series, coming September 13, sees more DJs from around the world speaking about their experiences, with DJs from the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa appearing on the podcast. The series will also look at the way COVID-19 has affected dance music, club scenes, and spaces in the Global South. The podcast will also look forward and see what is left to be done in regards to gender inequality within dance music.
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Series 2 will include, Gina Jeanz (South Africa), Julianna (Colombia), Coco Em (Kenya), Lyla (Pakistan) and Nesa (Iran), with more DJs to be confirmed.
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