the itch season 1 episode 6: Anaa Malik

Check out future star Anaa Malik in her first EVER performance, doing ‘Intersectional Interjections’. 

the itch is a collaborative film project between Rife Magazine and the cheeky cactuses at Clockwise. We come across some of the most exciting talent in Bristol, working here at the magazine, and we want to celebrate everything the city has to offer. So, working with Clockwise, we will be shooting and uploading intimate performances, brash outlandish artistic pieces, stand-up, poetry, music, dance, whatever, in the coming months.

Interview With Anaa

Describe Your Poetry

My poetry is a mad gay power of flowers
Tell Us About Your First Gig
This was my first gig. You tell me, how did it go?
What Makes Bristol Special For Spoken Word?
You can find your own corner here, draw on the walls and be yourself.
Describe Your Poetry
I am really inspired by Loyle Carner (who said rap isn’t poetry?) and Solange.
What Inspired Your Piece?
My mom rang me on the phone and called me something in Punjabi I couldn’t understand (all good things I hope). I realised then just how far I had come from my culture and how much I needed to address that.
Where Can We Find Your Work?
I’m not sure yet, you might find me on open mics around the city. Honestly, I need to find more of my work too.
Want more of the itch? Check out all the episodes here

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